I really wish I were Neil DeGrasse Tyson.
I feel like that's what it would take to do justice to Back in Time by Landka Apps. This beautiful app gives you the history of . . . well . . . everything, and it really seems like something our friend Neil should know about. It's an overwhelming amount of information, but Back in Time makes it accessible through a 24-hour clock and linear timelines that allow you to put everything into its proper context. This trip across the universe will keep you (oh, and your child) completely mesmerized with video clips, fun facts and an amazing soundtrack worthy of a film.
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In my other life away from Smart Apps For Kids, I work for a major university. The other day I was talking to my office mate, who happens to have a Ph.D. in history, about how I'm amazed by the obscure areas of study some of our faculty specialize in, especially when it comes to history. Need someone to lecture on Byzantine religious art featuring goats? I'm sure we can help you. Office Mate, being the wise soul that he is, said he prefers historical study that puts all those arcane fields into perspective and gives them context. Yes, I said. Exactly.
That very night, I was introduced to Back in Time by Lanka Apps. Wow. What a great way to get some perspective. The vastness of the universe is made approachable, and the blip that is human existence is put into context. The app includes an animated introduction to the biggest events in all of history, and it lets you skip around from one to another on a timeline that allows you to examine whatever era suits you. A 24-hour clock with movable hands also helps with navigation, and animated clips and interesting facts are interspersed throughout.
See Ellie's demo video here:
Back in Time will take you on a stunning exploration of the history of our Universe, Earth, Life and Civilization. A journey through time where each event is documented with social and historical context, several images, an illustrative timeline and little-known interesting facts. Custom made animations bring those events to life, creating an interesting, immersive learning experience.
An imaginary clock will guide you through this quest, proposing a simple analogy: the entire Universe started 24 hours ago. The Big Bang, the source of time and space, is the first event in our journey – the clock reads 0:00 hours. Today, 13.7 billion years later, the clock reads midnight. In between is a sequence of key events that has brought us to where we are today. Explore them, place them in perspective, see how they relate and understand the connections.
We invite you to take a step back and see the whole picture.
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Designed for iPad and enhanced for Retina display;
Over 300 remarkable images;
60+ amazing animations and videos;
40+ illustrated timelines;
More than 200 little-known interesting facts;
Music by the composer Rodrigo Leão;
Developed in 7 different languages
(English, Spanish, German, French, Portuguese, Japanese and Chinese);
No internet connection required.