I’m lucky to work with a great team of developers and artists at Concentric Sky, and we’re doing some work that I’m really excited about. Recently, we completed work on a line of iPhone applications for Encyclopedia Britannica that we think kids are going to love.
Encyclopedia Britannica’s Volcanoes, Ancient Egypt, and Dinosaurs, now available for download, were designed for kids ages 8 – 14. The applications feature a variety of games and a lot of interesting content. Kids can test their knowledge by taking, and re-taking, the built in quiz. Quiz high scores can be shared with friends on Facebook or Twitter.
The games included were developed from the ground-up by our developers. Memory Match, Jigsaw Puzzle, Magic Square, and Scratch Off were all designed to get kids interested in the content to improve learning. My kids love playing Memory Match, the cards are themed for each application and the pictures are pulled from a large media collection. Pics and Videos, the built in media gallery, provides easy access to a large collection of pictures and videos. Pictures and videos are cross-referenced with the content and games included in each application. Pictures and videos are mapped to the globe, making it easy for kids to zoom-in on a satellite view of a volcano or a pyramid in Egypt. High-resolution graphics were included to take advantage of iPhone 4′s new Retina Display – and it was worth the extra effort.
We think kids, and parents, are going to love this line of applications from Encyclopedia Britannica.