BRIAN COX’S WONDERS OF LIFE APP
Available from iTunes on 12/12/13
Rated as one of Apple’s Best of 2012 on both in the UK and the US, the Wonders of the Universe app has been heaped with praise not to mention a considerable about of trade and press coverage all around the world. Now, in a natural progression, the Wonders of Life, which has been made in conjunction with the BBC, see’s the renowned Professor Brian Cox take you on what can only be described as a truly awe-inspiring 3D tour of the Earth’s most different creatures and climates.
From the vast networks of subterranean freshwater caverns of the Yucatan peninsula to the unique and precious island of Madagascar, this app will help you uncover the secrets of life in the most unexpected locations and in the most stunning detail. You’ll learn how everything on Earth, from the smallest paramecium to the largest giraffe, is constructed from the same fundamental building blocks and is subject to the same laws of nature.
Written in Open GL, the app offers users over 30 beautifully crafted creatures and habitats to explore, with crisply sharp renderings of the most extraordinary and diverse environments. Cox underpins the experience with over 80 articles delving into intricacies of the natural world and the laws which bind it, alongside over 2 hours of HD footage from the series and 30+ locations, all optimised for the iPad’s retina display and the perfect complement for the new iPad Air and retina display mini.
The Wonders of Life app was developed for William Collins by the Other Media, the same team behind the best-selling Wonders of the Universe app. As before, the developers at the Other Media were given a free hand to create an app rich in imagery and features.
Seamlessly complementing the Wonders of the Universe app, it continues the story from the far outer reaches of our universe to the extraordinary habitats and creatures found much closer, here on Earth.
- App launches on 12th December 2013
- The promotional launch price is £4.99 ($6.99 USD)
- Pinch to zoom and grasp the magnitude of the Earth and our place within it.
- Explore objects within Creatures, Locations, Continents, Cells, Elements and Earth.
- Full text from William Collins title Wonders of the Life by Professor Brian Cox and Andrew Cohen.
- Two-and-a-half hours of HD BBC footage from the Wonders TV series (requires wifi).
- High resolution images optimised for the new iPad and iPad Mini 2’s superior screen resolution.
- An iPhone version will follow – date TBC