I’ve already reviewed the previous version of this app. As I said in my previous review, this app was great relief for guy like me, for whom famous cities like Sydney overshadows Canberra which is Australia’s capital city.
Now, I’ve got the (the latest version) Earth Flags HD Version 1.80 with me. Which has much more to talk about. But before I proceed further just have a look at this app demo video.
I think after seeing this video you all should be familiar with using this app, but as a reviewer its my part to explain from my angle. After you tap the app icon the screen opens with the map in the back ground with three options in the top they are
- Reverse Geolocation
And the thee options in the bottom of the screen are:
- Standard Map
- Satellite Map
- Hybrid Map
By tapping on the Places menu you get a window, which lists the countries of the world. When you select a county, the map zooms over the selected country and drops a pin over there.
In the latest version they’ve added so many countries to this list they are England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, British Virgin Islands, French Polynesia, French Southern and Antarctic Lands, Hong Kong, Kiribati, Macau, Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands, Tuvalu.
The next button in the top is the data. For example: lets assume that, you’ve have selected Unites States, in the Places menu and then click the Data on the top menu. Then you will see a window popping up with all the main details of the country such as:
- Capital City
- Total Area
- Calling Code
- Internet TLD
You can also hear the national anthem of the selected country, by just tapping the play button in the lower right side. If you tap on the country flag it will be displayed in full screen and you can go back using the go button in the top left corner.
The final menu option in the top is Reverse Geolocation tapping it will bring a compass in the middle of the screen. You need to drag the compass over to the country you want. As you leave it over your favorite country you can see the latitude and longitude and the country name in the right hand side corner of the screen.
And the options at the bottom of the screen ( the Standard, Satellite and Hybrid maps ) do the same as that of Google Maps.
Updates in this version
- More countries are added.
- The file size of the app is comparatively less when compared with previous version.
I will call it as a digital atlas for the iPad. Which I recommend for today’s kid’s to make the learning process a lot more easier and ofcourse we adults also need it on a world tour.