July 22, 2010 in Reference (E)
[prMac.com] New Rochelle, New York - MultiEducator today is pleased to introduce Civil War America's Epic Struggle 1.0 for iOS, their encyclopedic history of the Civil War. Featuring over 1,000 high-res photos, more than an hour of multimedia presentations, in excess of 100 authentic maps, dozens of first hand accounts, and numerous text articles and biographies, it provides instantaneous access to information on every aspect of the war. The app automatically optimizes images and text depending upon the display: iPad, Retina, or iPhone; portrait or landscape orientation.
With 18 different easily navigable categories, Civil War America's Epic Struggle provides a moving experience of the history of the Civil War for both the casual browser and serious history buff. The zoomable black and white photographs are of very high resolution and bring the text and narration to life. The reference work includes most of the notable photographs in the "Brady Collection." In addition, over 100 period maps illustrate geographically the progress of various campaigns.
* Overview (10 minute multimedia presentation)
* Causes of the War (6 minute multimedia presentation plus 25 illustrated articles)
* Major Battles Alphabetically (32 chapters, over 450 articles and photos, 32 multimedia)
* Major Battles Chronologically (32 chapters, over 450 articles and photos, 32 multimedia)
* Multimedia Presentations (over 60 minutes with hundreds of photos and narration)
* Biographies (Union Generals, Confederate Generals and historical figures)
* Timeline (5 different years 1861 - 1865, 52 monthly timelines)
* Washington (5 timelines, 18 documents, 49 photos)
* Richmond (5 timelines, 1 document, 4 photos)
* Railroads (50 photos, 3 minute multimedia presentation)
* Medical Care (2 minute multimedia presentation, 1 article, 53 photos)
* Music (6 songs as audio files, 6 sets of lyrics in text)
* Navy (54 monthly timelines, 31 photos)
* Americans (overview and the roles of 6 different ethnic groups)
* America (introduction and 13 articles on American life during the Civil War)
* Economics (overview and 3 articles)
* Maps (18 locales, over 100 maps)
* Statistics (15 color bar graphs of troops and casualties)
Battles covered in depth include: Antietam, Atlanta, Bull Run, Second Bull Run, Chancellorsville, Chattanooga, Chickamauga, Fredericksburg, Fort Donelson, Fort Sumter, Gettysburg, Missouri, Mobile Bay, Monitor vs. Virginia, Nashville, New Orleans, Pea Ridge, The Peninsular Campaign, Petersburg Roanoke Island, Seven Days, Sherman's March to the Sea, Shiloh Stone River, Vicksburg, West Virginia, and the Wilderness. The entire contents are searchable using the pop-up keyboard to enter any term. Recently viewed pages are stored so the user may return to them easily. The app also features integrated email connectivity to send any pictures or articles over the Internet, as well as a favorites section for frequently viewed material.
"Many in the world, in particular citizens of America, fail to appreciate the scale and significance of the American Civil War," stated company President Marc Schulman. "Civil War America's Epic Struggle for iOS is a wonderful opportunity for anyone to explore this major historical event easily and conveniently using their iOS mobile device."
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* iOS 3.13 or later
* 247 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Civil War America's Epic Struggle 1.0 is $4.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Reference category. Review copies are available upon request.
Located in New Rochelle, New York, MultiEducator is a privately funded company founded in 1994 by Amy Erani and Marc Schulman. MultiEducator's goal is to enable students to learn history in a completely new way. Throughout MultiEducator's years in business, the company has continuously expanded its services and product line. In the summer of 2008 the company sold its HistoryShopping site to concentrate on the content part of the business. It then started its newest division developing software for the Apple iPhone and iPod touch. In October 2008 it released its first application, Formulator. As one of the earliest producers of multimedia software, MultiEducator has been providing schools and the general public with rich, compelling history software for almost two decades. Copyright (C) 2008-2010 MultiEducator. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPad, and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.