May 19, 2010 in Education (E)
[prMac.com] Madison, Wisconsin - Developer, Steve Glinberg, today is pleased to announce the release of 123 World HD Geography Coloring Book for iPad; a talking coloring book that teaches geography using engaging artwork, sound effects, animation, live Google maps, and music from around the world. 123 World HD is a fun introduction to maps and geography for children, and a fantastic review of geography for the whole family.
Glinberg, who is profiled in the latest (Summer 2010) issue of iPhone Life Magazine, is an independent software developer - and more importantly, father - who develops educational and fun iPhone and iPad apps for kids, including 123 Color, 123 World, and KidCalc Math Fun.
123 World HD's learning activities challenge children to color in segments of a map. As children find and touch colors on the color pallet, the numbers or letters on the colors are spoken in the selected language(s). Fun sound effects are also played as the map is colored in, and pins drop with labels that identify the names of capital cities, states, territories, countries, continents and oceans. When the labels above the pins are touched, children are taken to an embedded live Google Map in satellite view, with full support for panning and zooming.
123 World HD's sibling app, 123 Color HD, was the #1 ranked app on Apple's Top 100 education apps list last month and climbed to the #21 spot on Apple's Top 100 Overall apps list. 123 Color HD has earned features on Apple's list of New & Noteworthy apps for iPad, and Apple's What's Hot list of apps for iPad. 123 Color HD also received critical acclaim in the New York Times by technology expert Warren Buckleitner, editor of the Children's Technology Review.
123 World HD Features Music of the World. Background music is optionally played while coloring in world maps, with musical sounds from around the world including from Cuba, Ireland, India, Asia, the United States, and many more places.
123 World HD includes 8 full-screen maps:
* United States
* United Kingdom
* Australia and New Zealand
* South America
* Central America
* The World
* (Asia and Africa will be added via a free update next week)
123 World HD also includes voice-overs of numbers and letters spoken by adult speakers in English, Spanish, French, and German, making 123 World HD a powerful tool for introducing children to Spanish, French, German, or English as a foreign language.
123 World HD perfectly balances entertainment fun with educational value, capturing and holding kids' attention as they learn. 123 World HD excites and engages kids, makes learning fun and easy, and enables parents to feel great about the games their children want to play. 123 World HD is brought to you by the creator of the top selling math learning game, KidCalc 7-in-1 Math Fun.
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.2 or later
* 27.6 MB
Pricing and Availability:
123 World HD Geography Coloring Book 1.0 is on sale for $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.
Located in beautiful Madison, Wisconsin, Steve Glinberg is an independent software developer, iPhone/iPad enthusiast, and dad who is passionate about finding simple and effective ways to teach even advanced concepts to young children. All Material and Software (C) 2009 Steve Glinberg / All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, and iPad, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.