Vito Technology has wowed us before with their beautiful Star Walk stargazing app. Now they’re trying their hands at another educational project. This time, it’s a world factbook, but with a twist. Geo Walk is a concise, limited encyclopedia that focuses on a global view—literally. The app presents you with an icon-dotted globe, and you can tap any of the markers to read about that particular area and its points of interest.
This is great for putting articles into geographical perspective. The pyramids hover over Egypt, while spinning over to Antarctica might show you penguins. Don’t know where something is? No problem; you can switch to an object list.
The application features three main categories: Place, Flora & Fauna, and People. Each entry boasts a colorful picture and a small article about the object. (Willis Tower is the fifth-largest tower in the world!)
While Geo Walk is in no way a complete encyclopedia, it’s not trying to be. Instead, it’s about exploring the globe digitally, and putting things into perspective. Similarly to Star Walk, it’s not meant to be a comprehensive reference, but to ignite your curiosity and teach you a few things in the process. That’s something that kids and adults alike should be able to enjoy.
Check it out in the App Store!
Released: 2010-06-24 :: Category: Education
Tagged with: almanac, encyclopedia, geo walk, geography, Vito Technology