M5859 Studios has launched Inside the World of Dinosaurs, a new education app for iPad users, narrated by Stephen Fry. The publishers believe it’s one of the most exciting and content-rich apps in the world of interactive publishing.
A fully-interactive digital dinosaur encyclopedia, Inside the World of Dinosaurs leverages all the multimedia capabilities of the iPad to engage everyone from paleontologists, to school students, and even fans of 'Jurassic Park' or BBC's 'Walking with Dinosaurs'.
It features all the discovered species from A to Z - from Archeopteryx to Zuniceratops - and a library of 60 fully animated and interactive dinosaurs. You can touch 3D images of the beasts to look at details that pique your interest.
For example, you can analyze skin texture and color by spinning the dinosaur around and zooming in on some areas.
The app even contains breathtaking fight sequences that you can view from any angle - which should knock your socks off even if you're a dinosaur buff! Best of all, you can replay the action on your iPad whenever you want.
“Dinosaurs come alive with real sound and animation. Some dinosaurs can be scrubbed backwards and forwards, so their walk cycle can be analysed [sic] in detail,” the iTunes description reads.
To create the app, M5859 Studios enlisted the help of some of the best minds in science, literature and digital art.
“Over 30 specialists in their respective field, with 12 months of intense collaboration has yielded an app that will define the future of dinosaur reference, all in one single download,” says M5859 Studios.
Feature highlights include 310 fully interactive 3D models; 60 expertly modeled, photo-realistic dinosaurs; 40 fully interactive 3D recreations of dinosaurs in mid-fight; 200 pages worth of well-researched original text; 5 hours of magical narration by Stephen Fry.
“Whether you are a paleontologist, a school student, or a fan of 'Jurassic Park' or BBC's 'Walking with Dinosaurs', this comprehensive and magical, virtual A to Z of dinosaurs encyclopedia will enthrall everyone of all ages!”, the company concludes.
The app sells for $14.99 (around 11 EUR) through the App Store in the Education category.