148Apps Review SummaryOur Rating: :: SHOWCASE :: Read Our Full Review >>
Beautiful Planet is an interesting concept that provides some stunning imagery, but it's not for everyone.
What's New- Increased image resolution to take advantage of the new iPad.
- App is Universal with built-in interfaces for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch with automatic image optimization for beautiful images on every device!
- New images - Now more than 600 amazing photographs!
- Updated and improved UI
- Increased size of thumbnail viewer for easier navigation
- Added additional configuration options for the homescreen slideshow
- Added new homescreen gallery navigation
App DescriptionFeatured in App Store Essentials, iTunes Travel Top 10, and iTunes Staff Favorites! ★ Also Featured in Apps for the Great Outdoors, Planetary Science, and Great Coffee Table Apps! ★ An Award-Winning app that captures the breathtaking beauty of our world and its cultures with a collection of galleries three decades in the making by travel photographer and explorer, Peter Guttman. Beautiful Planet includes over 600 images spanning seven continents and 170 countries. Featured on Wired.com as "One of 5 Sweet Apps for your iPad" and on NBCNews.com as One of 8 Outstanding Apps for Students. Features a fully interactive, zoomable map, beautiful galleries combined with Peter Guttman's vivid writing, Facebook sharing of images with your own personal message, and a built-in music player to listen to your iTunes music while you use the app.
** Wired.com named Beautiful Planet a Top 10 iPad App they were most excited about!
** Scholastic.com named Beautiful Planet an app for the "21st Century Classroom" and described it as "a visually stunning photographic tour of 160 different countries".
Each photograph is accompanied by Peter Guttman's description of the moment when each photograph was taken.
All at once a savvy encyclopedia of the world, a striking art gallery, an evocative poetry selection and an inspiring travel planner, Beautiful Planet is a lovingly curated, incisively written and joyous portrait of the planet -- a rich resource of knowledge about the wonders of the world around us.
** Reviews of Peter Guttman's work **
* "Stunning images...sumptuous, dramatically lit shots."
-- New York Times
* "One of the premiere travel photographers."
* "Guttman's photographs capture the spirit of a place."
* "Such a beautiful vision."
-- CBS This Morning
* "His photographs all seem to glow from an inner light."
-- Dallas Morning News
* "Peter Guttman is a gutsy photographer who has taken pictures all over the world and paints glorious word-pictures with extraordinary photographs."
-- Popular Photography
*** About Peter Guttman ***
Two times named the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalist of the Year, called a "one-man Explorers Club" in the New York Times, and with zero inhibitions, Peter Guttman has blanketed the planet to create a far-reaching survey of both nearby dazzling landmarks and unknown, intriguing corners of our terrestrial home.
The author and creator of a hardcover award-winning book series for Fodors Travel Publications, an on-air expert for the Travel Channel and A&E Television and the recipient of solo photographic exhibitions at Sotheby's and the United Nations, Peter Guttman skillfully introduces the user to the marvels of our planet.
*** Honors and Awards ***
* Twice selected by Apple as an "iTunes Staff Favorite"
* Featured as an "iTunes Rewind 2010 Top Ten in Travel"
* Featured in new iTunes "Classic Coffee Table" section.
* Featured app for the iTunes "Apps for the Great Outdoors" section.
* Winner of the 2010 "Northern Lights Award for Excellence in Travel Journalism and Photography".
* Named one of the Top 5 Summer Vacation Apps by tipb.com
* Proclaimed "One of Five Sweet Apps for your iPad" and one of "Ten Apps We're Excited To Try" by Wired.com
* Named a "Top 10 iPad App for Education" by BrightHub.com
* The Top Selling Travel Photography App in the App Store Travel category
Photographs and image description are Copyright 2012 Peter Guttman and legally licensed by permission of Peter Guttman.
April 27, 2013 Price Decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99
March 16, 2013 Price Decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99
January 26, 2013 Price Decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99
April 01, 2010 Initial Release