November 10, 2010 in Entertainment (E)
[prMac.com] Upland, Indiana - Systems of Merritt, Inc., today is pleased to introduce Will Rogers Daily Quotes 1.0 for iPhone and iPod touch, their entertainment app featuring the perennial wit and wisdom of Will Rogers. Born in Oklahoma in 1879, Rogers achieved worldwide fame as a humorist, actor, cowboy, vaudevillian, and political commentator. The app features 365 unique quotes with archival photos, and was created with the cooperation of the Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore, OK. His satirical views on government and human nature remain as timely, topical, and funny as they were 80 years ago.
Will Rogers (1879-1935) was born in Indian Territory, near the present day city of Oolagah, Oklahoma. Growing up on his father's ranch, he became proficient at roping and riding. He was so expert with the lasso, that some of his roping tricks have never been duplicated. In early years he was involved in Wild West shows and later in the Ziegfeld Follies. He starred in both silent films and talkies, and went on to become one of the most famous actors of his time. His daily commentary, which was syndicated in newspapers across the country, ran from the mid 1920s until his death in 1935. Will Rogers Daily Quotes offers a small glimpse into his life and times.
* When the application is launched, a Will Rogers quote for each day of the year is presented
* Each quote is identified by its date of publication and can be located in Will Rogers' Daily Telegrams
* Longer quotes can be scrolled within the text window
* Users can browse backward and forward through the daily quotes
* Users may also view the quotes in random order
* Quotes can be shared with friends via email
The app makes it easy to start the day with a quote from Will Rogers or browse through the hundreds of quotes in the collection. His quotes are funny, thought provoking, inspiring, and topical. Rogers had a genius for commenting on the events of his day with good humor and a personal, down-home, folksy charm. It is remarkable that the truth he communicated through his newspaper columns, personal appearances, and radio addresses is as relevant today as it was then. National debt, Wall Street greed, out-of-control spending, corrupt politicians, and taxes are but a few of the subjects covered by Rogers.
"Discovering the sayings of Will Rogers provides irrefutable proof that the Emperor has not been wearing any clothes all along," stated company President Frank Merritt Braswell. "Will Rogers Daily Quotes is filled with keen observations, like this one from 1933, 'A diplomat has a hundred ways of saying nothing, but no way of saying something, because he has never had anything to say. That's why they call'em diplomats.'"
* iPhone or iPod touch
* iOS 4.0 or later
* 13.1 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Will Rogers Daily Quotes 1.0 is $3.99 (USD) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Entertainment category. Review copies are available upon request.
Systems of Merritt, Inc. is an independent engineering company providing hardware and software engineering services to a variety of industries. Founded by Frank Merritt Braswell in 1989, it is based out of Upland, IN. Copyright (C) 2010 Systems of Merritt, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod, and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.