April 13, 2011 in Reference (E)
[prMac.com] Hollywood, Florida - Independent app developer Richard Blum announced the release of Middle-earth Map II v1.0. The Middle-earth Map II starts with the World of Arda at approximately 10% of its 100 in. x 100 in. size and allows the user to Zoom In and Scroll around the Map View. When selecting a place from the A to Z list, the category list or from a result of a key word search, a map snapshot with a short description are presented on a detail panel.
Also on the panel are the favorites and Go There buttons. Tapping the check will add it as a favorite place or the X will delete it. Tapping Go There automatically finds your selection on the Map View where you can then zoom and scroll as much as you like to see the surroundings or follow a specific journey with ease. Tap the Gateway tab and the web page from the Tolkien Gateway (Wiki) is your source of reference information. Use this site and its extensive links for further research.
The One Ring tab that takes you to the One Ring website where you can find the latest Tolkien fan news and discussion forums. This site also features the latest movie news. The Web View is a link to the Middle-earth Map website and a gateway to Tolkien links and other external web sites. By tapping Info a map legend, bibliography, app news, app help, etc. are shown.
* An A to Z listing of map places
* A category listing of map places
* Dynamic search for map places with categorized results
* Add a place to a favorites list
* A handy Go There button that automatically takes you to the specific map location
* Easy access to the Tolkien Gateway website for research into your current selection without leaving the app
* Zooming to enlarge map details
* Dynamic scrolling around the map
* Ability to take notes
* Bonus desktop PDF available for download from the developer's site
Device Requirements (iPhone):
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later
* 233 MB
Device Requirements (iPad):
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.2.2 or later
* 238 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Middle-earth Map II 1.0 is $3.99 USD for iPhone and $4.99 USD for iPad (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Reference category.
Richard Blum is a Florida based independent iOS developer who developed the Middle-earth Map series. Copyright (C) 2011 Richard Blum. 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.