Barefoot World Atlas


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  • Rated 4 stars
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  • Barefoot World Atlas
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  • Last modified: June 11, 2015

Review Summary:

Children and adults of all ages will enjoy exploring the world using this 3D interactive globe. Be aware that Barefoot World Atlas is an extremely large download.

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Barefoot World Atlas enables children to explore the world using a beautiful 3D interactive globe. The app provides a broad overview of the world. Children can learn about each of the regions, flags of each country, temperature, current time, weather conditions, land area and population; animals such as a dugong, brown bear, tomato frog; objects such as a pumpjack or molue; and much, much more.

You quickly find yourself immersed into the worlds you are exploring. Music changes as your location does and is music you would imagine hearing in that area of the world. The colors and quality of the graphics and photos make it all feel very real.

Navigating through the app is so smooth you don’t really think of about it. You just want to keep touching the objects and exploring the menus. One can view by region, flags, features (items such as dugong, pumpjack or slit drum) and favorites, or simply spin the globe. (You may find yourself spinning the globe multiple times, because it is so much fun and just because you can!) Zooming in or out provides another great way for children to travel around the globe.

Narration is available throughout the app whether viewing information about a country or an animal. Multiple language options are available and can be found in the device settings for this app.

When viewing the information for a region, click on the temperature, land area and population, highest point, transportation per 1000 people, etc., and receive listings of highest to lowest of the applicable information. Live data for the countries is provided by Wolfram|Alpha.

Barefoot World Atlas does not contain in-app purchases, social media or ads; the external links are tucked away in locations where kids are not likely to find them.

Due to the fabulous graphics, pictures, etc., this app is a very large file size. Barefoot World Atlas is a universal app. While the app does have a large amount of information and terrific graphics, I think it needs to be a more manageable file size. That being said, it would be nice to see additional information included in future updates. Without a smaller file size and additional information this app may not be one that users keep on their devices for an extended period of time.

Bottom line

Children and adults of all ages will enjoy exploring the world using this 3D interactive globe. Be aware that Barefoot World Atlas is an extremely large download.
Barefoot World Atlas is a magical interactive 3D globe that invites children to explore the regions and countries of the world, discovering hundreds of fascinating features and immersing themselves in the rich wonders of our planet. This is a multi-language, universal app for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. The rich and beautifully detailed graphics take full advantage of the amazing new high definition retina screen.

Geographer and BBC TV presenter Nick Crane is your guide, as you fly at will around a beautiful 3D globe created by artist David Dean. Explore the world’s continents, great oceans and changing environments. Meet different people around the planet and find out about their way of life. Encounter amazing wildlife, discover landmarks, natural features and famous buildings.

This is an interactive atlas for the digital age. This engaging and educational app vividly communicates how all parts of our world are interconnected and reveals some of the ideas and initiatives that are helping to shape a sustainable future. Young children will delight in playing with the 3D globe and exploring its features; while older children can delve deeper to discover a wealth of facts and insights including live data for every country from Wolfram|Alpha.

Barefoot World Atlas is the result of a year-long partnership between award-winning children’s publisher Barefoot Books, and Touch Press, the people behind numerous Apps of the Week including The Elements, Solar System for iPad and March of the Dinosaurs.

Regular price: $4.99

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Children and adults of all ages will enjoy exploring the world using this 3D interactive globe. Be aware that Barefoot World Atlas is an extremely large download.

Editor rating
Rated 4 stars