The World was 13th in the entire U.S. app store and is listed in What's Hot. See why 23,000 people downloaded it in 1 DAY for only the price of a cup of coffee.
The World is an interactive world factbook which contains the complete CIA Factbook and Wikipedia for every country _plus_ large country maps.
The visual, map-based interface enables you to quickly find what you are looking for and guides you to discovering new places. If you are a student, love to travel, or enjoy watching the world news or shows like Amazing Race™ or House Hunters International™, this is the app for you!
NOTE: The World has very large color maps of each country which take a lot of memory. IF YOU HAVE TROUBLE OPENING THE COUNTRY MAPS, your iPad may be low on memory. Please try rebooting to free more memory.
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The World is intuitive and fun to use!
① Zoom in and pan the detailed world map to find a country.
② Touch the country to display the factbook, neatly organized as tiles along the edge of the map.
③ Scroll the tiles and touch the one you want to make it fly out, showing detailed information about that category.
If you're not sure where a country is located, select it from the country list. The World will center it on the world map and display the factbook tiles.
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MORE INFORMATION than any other factbook
☆ Contains 200+ MB of data on 300 countries and regions.
INNOVATIVE FACT BOOK PANEL
☆ Presents each section of the fact book as tiles enabling you to quickly find what you need, while keeping the world map in view.
ALWAYS IN FOCUS WORLD MAP
☆ The world map remains in focus all the way to 16X magnification so you can easily select even the smallest country.
DETAILED COUNTRY MAPS
☆ Includes high-resolution maps of every country. Our map provider licenses these for printed atlases.
CIA WORLD FACTBOOK
☆ This trusted source of current country information is built-in for every country.
☆ View the live, community-written Wikipedia content for each country within the app.
SHOWS YOU where countries are located
☆ Not sure where a country is located? Select a country on the country list and The World zooms to it on the world map and opens the Fact Book Panel
UP TO DATE
☆ The World is updated regularly and updates are always free of charge
DESIGNED FOR YOUR IPAD
☆ Thoughtfully uses the whole screen to present maps and data
NO INTERNET CONNECTION is required
☆ Except for live Wikipedia content, all data and maps are built-in
HIGHLY ANIMATED INTERFACE
☆ Responds to your touches and gestures to quickly find the information you are looking for
═════ REVIEWS FROM APP STORES AROUND THE WORLD ═════
APPLE LISTED IN WHAT'S HOT!
AUSTRALIA: Terrific! I'm some sort of atlas freak. Have two or three others on my iPad. This one tops them all. It's easy to use. Colourful. Maps are excellent. The in-built fact book has info of the type seen in a fair number of other apps, but here, in this app, it is very well organised, easy to access and read. You always take a punt on iPad / Pod / Phone apps (given that you usually cannot try before you buy) -- your money's good on this one. Trust me. Go for it!
UNITED KINGDOM: Brilliant app, great value.
UNITED STATES: Its for sure the best app of its kind in the App Store. Far better than the world factbook for iPad. The ability to pan through the map and to select a specific country is great. You dont have to know the name of the country. You just look at the map, recognize the country and after you tap it, you get all CIA based info. Its great!!! Highly recommended!
GERMANY: Nach dem Update echt eine geniale App, genau was ich mir vorgestellt habe für das iPad. Besser kann man die Informationen des CIA-Factbook nicht verpacken und darbieten. Die Karten auch von kleinsten Ländern sind toll und deteilreich. Lohnt sich auf jeden Fall!