June 29, 2011 in Reference (E)
[prMac.com] New Rochelle, New York - Revolutionary War 1.1 for iOS is the latest release from MultiEducator's History on the Go Series. This incredibly educational and engaging mobile program makes use of the newest iPad technology to bring the historic events alive for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch users. The program covers an incredible variety of topics all accessible by simple to use touch menu screens.
Major battles and events of the war are covered in depth with a short and lengthier text entry. Drawings, paintings and maps illustrate the entries. Most of the battles include multimedia presentations of the battle. Several first-hand accounts of the battles as well as reports by General Washington about the battle to the Continental Congress are also included.
One section focuses on Famous Stories and Sayings of the Revolutionary War. Each of these stories and words- such "We have only begun to fight" includes both an illustrated text entry on the true events surrounding the story or quote, as well as a multimedia presentation on the event.
Other sections include: over 200 biographies of participants in the war and the signers of the Declaration; the complete text of the Journals of the Continental Congress that tell the story of the deliberation of the Congress as it struggled with the decision to declare independence; a diary of the Revolution; historic correspondence between John and Abigail Adams; details of the economy of America of the period; as well as a section identifying who were the Americans of that key generation. An updated release of the program to be released later this summer will include a section of simulation so student of all ages can remake historic decisions.
Revolutionary War contains over 100 high quality drawing and illustration (all of which you can zoom into), one hour of multimedia presentations, over 40 high quality maps; and dozens of first-hand accounts. These resources combine to bring the story of America's dramatic fight for freedom to life.
More about the History on the Go Series
Revolutionary War is the latest in the History on the Go Series. Other available applications cover the Civil War, the Constitution, and World History. Each is an application containing a diverse, comprehensive multimedia collection of the most important documents in the history of America. More than just an eBook with links, each program gives users an enhanced visual, interactive audio and visual education experience, using the unique capabilities of the Apple iPad technology. They provide instant access to hundreds of original documents, photographs, maps, video, and presentations.
Developer and Historian Marc Schulman explains that in an eBook, you typically read text sequentially. With simple links you can open up photos and maybe even a video. However, it is still a pretty linear process. But with the developing Apple iPad technology, the opportunities for exploring new dimensions is multiplied and expanded in many new ways. These capabilities have all been incorporated into the Apple products.
"The ability to expand photos and move sideways has been included in the smaller handheld iPhone and iPod touch," Schulman explains. "It has been clearly optimized on the iPad. You have to experience what it is like to zoom photos, turn directions, watch screaming high definition color videos with special effects and high fidelity headphones all on your lap top."
Schulman believes that this has significant implications to teaching and to education. "It brings education alive in ways people have not imagined. This has phenomenal implications to creative publishers and educators. The total experience is now what really matters."
Apple iPad technology enables a rich multi-media visual and audio educational experience using hundreds of the most important documents and events in history
Publisher Marc Schulman believes that the enhanced visual and zooming technologies built into the Apple iPad are adding whole new interactive dimensions to the teaching of history and other subjects of interest.
In Revolutionary War, Marc demonstrates these new capabilities. "As an example - let's just say you are reading the text summarizing a specific battle. A link allows you to explore a multimedia presentation on the battle. You can bring up maps of the geography and even link to maps of the terrain or of the battle itself day by day. You can link right to an account of the battle from the perspective of General George Washington. Then maybe take a side trip to read a report written by the British. Then if you want more there will be anything between 20 to 100 photos of the battle- all of which are high quality and which you can zoom into and really explore up close, literally inch by inch. Then with a click, you can watch a video and listen to the sounds of the guns and artillery and the screams of men fighting on the battlefield."
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 4.1 or later
* 187 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Revolutionary War 1.1 is $4.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Reference category.
Located in New Rochelle, New York, MultiEducator is a privately funded company founded in 1994 by Amy Erani and Marc Schulman. MultiEducator's goal is to enable students to learn history in a completely new way. Throughout MultiEducator's years in business, the company has continuously expanded its services and product line. In the summer of 2008, the company sold its History Shopping site to concentrate on the content part of the business. It then started its newest division developing software for the Apple iPhone and iPod touch. In October 2008, it released its first iPhone application, Formulator. As one of the earliest producers of multimedia software, MultiEducator has been providing schools and the general public with rich, compelling history software for almost two decades. Marc Schulman has been an Apple Developer since 1982. He developed a few of the very early Mac products.. "Back in those days the biggest problem was distribution. I remember a time when Apple would hold conventions for Mac and any developer who had a product could exhibit for free. When I heard about the Iphone products I thought back at some of those early products, and an opportunity to develop some similar products." For the past 28 years he has been developing software products including a line of Multimedia history CD and now DVD Roms. He calls himself a Multimedia Historian. Copyright (C) 2008-2011 MultiEducator. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPad, iPhone, and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.