What's New

This update includes optimized graphics delivering faster speeds on the application as well as saving space on your iPad. The application also includes two more moves for the T-Rex in the augmented setting. If you are an Apple developer, make sure you download the source code for this application at gonzalezedward.blogspot.com

App Description

Leo and the T-Rex is an educational application for all ages. The essential time filler for those crazy moments in the classroom when a teacher doesn't know what to do but wishes they could impress the administrator that just happened to walk in the classroom. The application includes an augmented reality simulation of a T-Rex walk cycle and roar. This has been tested and certified cool by students from k-12 in the lovely mountain community of Tehachapi, California. The application also includes a short bilingual anatomy lesson for the k-3 students. For students of all ages there are appropriate video links to great educational content such as the building of the T-Rex for the Jurassic Park movie series, how to make an origami T-Rex, speed drawings, and coloring activities from the application's home website. Also included are links to the source code of the application because the project is Open Source! This means that the code is available for learning or sharing via a Creative Commons license. The code itself builds upon code from cocoacoder.org.

iPad Screenshots

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Leo and the T-Rex screenshot 1 Leo and the T-Rex screenshot 2 Leo and the T-Rex screenshot 3 Leo and the T-Rex screenshot 4 Leo and the T-Rex screenshot 5

App Changes

  • January 23, 2013 Initial release
  • January 31, 2013 New version 1.1
  • January 31, 2013 Price decrease: $1.99 -> FREE!
  • February 22, 2013 Price increase: FREE! -> $0.99
  • July 19, 2013 Price decrease: $0.99 -> FREE!

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