August 22, 2014 in Education (E)
[prMac.com] Espoo, Finland - iDevBooks today is pleased the announce the release and immediate availability of World Factbook Visual Edition 1.0, their new educational app for iPad. World Factbook Visual Edition provides information on the people, society, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities in a visual way.
* Intuitive User Interface
* Based on the CIA World Factbook 2013-14 published by the Central Intelligence Agency
* Provides data on 267 world entities in a visual way
* Interactive maps
* Colorful 2D maps
* Browse to explore by name or tapping on map
* Search function
* View data comparisons displayed in graphs and world maps
* Collection of detailed maps of worldwide entities
* 28 political and physical maps
* Works offline
The World Factbook Visual Edition is based on public domain material published by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Striving to present the data in a more compelling, interactive way, World Factbook Visual Edition provides maps, graphs and statistics that can help users increase their global understanding. World Factbook Visual Edition contains four different sections for users to explore: Browse, Search, Graphs, and Maps.
In the Browse section, World Factbook Visual Edition displays a 2D map of the world with the names of each continent and ocean listed below. Users may tap on specific names or the map itself to view a fact page with more data and details on their selection. Each selection contains additional information including an introduction, its location, dozens of comparison graphs, and flag, as applicable.
In the Graphs & Statistics section, World Factbook Visual Edition presents over 75 different statistics that can be viewed visually on a global map or in a graph format. Some examples of statistics provided for data comparison include Fertility Rates, Unemployment Rates, Public Debt, and Military Expenditures. All statistics are organized by the following topics:
* People and Society
World Factbook Visual Edition contains a total of 28 world and regional maps. Each continent displays both a political map outlining its state and national boundaries and a physical map that shows the physical landscape of the area. Users can also view maps of the World, the Arctic region, the Antarctic region, and the World Oceans. World Factbook also provides a map that explains the different global time zones.
"I have been a researcher of algorithm visualization at the University of Tampere where I designed educational applications that made complex algorithms more accessible to computer science students," says Esa Helttula, founder of iDevBooks. "These applications showed me how important it is to visualize data. The original CIA Factbook has all of the data in a text format. This app is my way to make this unique resource more accessible to adults and kids."
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iOS 7.0 or or later
* 165 MB
Pricing and Availability:
World Factbook Visual Edition 1.0 is only $3.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education and Reference categories. Review copies are available upon request.
Based in Espoo, Finland, iDevBooks was founded in 2009 by independent developer Esa Helttula. iDevBooks designs educational apps specifically designed to help children and adults learn and study math and other subjects. Copyright (C) 2014 iDevBooks. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.