August 18, 2015 in Education (E)
[prMac.com] Dresden, Germany - Independent developer, Ralf Ebert today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Straight ahead 1.5.3, an important update to his geography quiz game for iPad devices. Straight ahead offer users the opportunity to learn more about the world, its continents and countries. Through seven lessons, Straight ahead allows anyone to learn about the countries located in Asia, the Middle East, Europe, North Africa, South Africa, Central America, and South America via access to Wikipedia, photo galleries, and news sites.
Upon downloading the app, users can immediately begin brushing up on their geographical knowledge. The app doesn't require any registration or logging in. Straight ahead's straightforward and effective teaching method allows optimal learning, while making note of a user's existing knowledge. The app allows players to concentrate on countries they know less about, by repeating countries that have been answered incorrectly until the user has been trained as to the proper global location.
Beginning with the first free lessons, (the user can select the continent of their choice), every session in Straight ahead begins with a knowledge test. This allows the app to take note of the user's existing geographical knowledge, detecting which countries the user is familiar with, and which locales they need to learn more about. By using just their finger, users touch and drag an arrow labeled with the name of a country to the spot on the map where they believe the country is located. Then, by tapping the on-screen checkmark, they can see which answers are correct, and which are wrong. The proper location of each country is also indicated on the map for future reference.
Following the initial quiz, Straight ahead continues to offer an interactive learning experience, by quizzing the user on country locations, until the proper locations are consistently indicated by the player. The app also offers a number of interesting and informative facts about each country that is shown on the map. The information includes an extensive gallery of photos, Wikipedia entries about the countries, and current news from the area. Excellent graphics, informative text, beautiful photos, and pleasing audio cues combine to create an interesting an excellent learning experience.
"I have been crazy about travelling, and learning about far-away countries for as long as I can remember," says Straight ahead developer Ralf Ebert. "This has made the development of Straight ahead a labor of love. I've tried to make the learning experience enjoyable, so my app will encourage everyone to learn more about the world and its people, by accessing the app's plentiful information about foreign countries and the people who live there."
What's New in Version 1.5.3:
* Bug Fixes
In addition to discovering more information about various countries via its quizzes, Straight away also offers a freestyle learning experience, via its built-in 3D global atlas. Using this feature anyone can sit down with the app and immediately begin learning more about a specific country - be it their own, or a far-away land - by simply using their finger to rotate the globe and tapping on the country they are interested in learning more about. The app then shares information about the area via easy to navigate photo galleries, Wikipedia articles, and news stories related to the selected locale.
* Easy to use touch interface
* 3D Global Atlas
* Wikipedia entries, photo galleries, and news feeds for each country
* Informative quizzes & freestyle learning options
* Tap any country to view information about that area
* Pleasing sounds and beautiful graphics
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iOS 8.0 or later
* 9.1 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Straight ahead 1.5.3 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. Additional areas of the globe can be unlocked via a convenient $3.99 in-app purchase. The purchase unlocks all seven lesson sets; covering the countries of the continents of Asia, the Middle East, Europe, North Africa, South Africa, Central America, and South America.
Independent developer Ralf Ebert has worked as a freelance software developer since 2012, and also offers lessons on iPhone programming to other developers. Ralf enjoys travelling to far-away countries, and makes use of that enthusiasm to develop entertaining and education games to teach app users about the world around them. Copyright (C) 2015 Ralf Ebert. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.