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10,000 Science Facts

  • #: 18165
  • Price: $0.99 In Apple Store
  • Category: Education
  • Updated: 2009-11-03
  • Current Version: 1.1
  • 1.1
  • Size: 1.50 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Darren Gates
  • Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1 or later
  • © 2009 Darren Gates
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Description

This app is a complete database of interesting and remarkable facts about just about many fun and interesting scientific subjects for your mobile device!

Did you know that...

... There are 62, 000 miles of blood vessels in the human body, and laid end to end they would circle the earth 2.5 times?

... A thimbleful of a neutron star would weigh over 100 million tons?

... The risk of being struck by a falling meteorite for a human is one occurrence every 9, 300 years?

Ok, these are not the most useful facts in the world, but that's not the point. They're fun and interesting, and kids love them. Impress your friends with your quick access to interesting facts many topics from biology to astronomy to geology (and just about every other major topic in science!)

A subset of the overall feature list for this application includes:

- Advanced search for all facts. The top 150 facts are returned by the search engine. If you need a more finely-tuned search, simply add more terms into the search field.

- Add/edit/remove facts, and access facts you added using My Facts. Once in a while, a fact goes out of date (like the fastest recorded speed for a cheetah). You can edit it using your on-screen keypad, or add your own interesting facts that you may have heard. Never again forget that strange but true sciency thingamabob that you overheard at a bar.

- Rate facts on a 5-star system. Ok, so some facts are more interesting than others. Once rated, the fact is much easier to access later since you can just tap on the "Top Rated" button (in the "More" section)

- Mark your favorite facts, and view them in the Favorites area. This is similar to the "Top Rated" feature, but with more direct access since the button is always-visible at the bottom of the screen.

- E-mail any fact to a friend, and CC or BCC it, too.

- Rename categories and add/remove categories. We've given you a starting point to help you categorize and organize your facts, but you can always add more, or change the default categorization. Also, you can put any fact in up to 2 categories, if desired. For example, "At over 2000 kilometers long The Great Barrier Reef is the largest living structure on Earth" might go into both geology and biology categories.

- Shake your mobile device for a random fact. This is just fun on every level. Your kids will like this one, too.

- "View All" facts for access to every item in the database. This can take a few seconds to load since there are a LOT of facts.

- Use a simple "finger swipe" gesture to move from one fact to another, or use the previous/next buttons. Navigating the amazing facts database has never been easier!

- Insert a textual comment about the fact. For example, you may want to keep some notes about how to "present" the fact for maximum impact. Or, perhaps you would like to keep track of where you heard or read the fact.

- The history feature keeps a log of what you've seen, so you can always go back to re-read that fact you remembered from days ago.

- A Settings screen allows you to change the relative font sizes and the size of the history table.

UPGRADES ARE FREE for apps created by Darren Gates

COPYRIGHT & LICENSE INFORMATION

The content contained in this app comes from a variety of public domain sources, including US government websites, Wikipedia Commons, public universities, and public domain archives. To the best of our knowledge, the images used in this app can be used in commercial products without license restriction.

If you have questions about our use of this content, or if you believe that some of this content may be copyrighted, please contact Darren Gates at g8z@yahoo.com.

What's New in Version 1.1

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In this new version, a "Top Rated" section has been added, which lists all entries with 4 or 5 stars. Also, the initial application loading has been optimized, and the search results have been limited to the top 150 results to improve loading time. A new Settings page has been added, which allows you to adjust the font size and history size.
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Rated 2/5 based on 2 customer reviews.

 

0/5 stars

Not accurate

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Full of nonsense and things that just factually aren't true like hot water freezes faster than cold. Would be a great app otherwise but that's a deal breaker.

5/5 stars

Very interesting stuff! Great for kids.

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The facts are all very interesting. I love to just shake my iphone and get a random interesting tidbit about some random science topic. I've started a few dinner conversations with this app already. I highly recommend this!

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