TED, if you haven’t heard of it, is a global collection of conferences that was originally focused on new and innovative ideas in the realm of technology and design, but now has spilled over into great ideas in any field. Starting in 1984, TED was created to provide a platform for “ideas worth spreading”, and has since had famous speakers including Bill Gates, Al Gore, the founders of Google, and (huh?) Sarah Silverman.

Because of its astronomical ticket prices (upwards of $5,000 a pop), most of the fans of TED view the conferences either through the TED website or via podcast. According to a Wikipedia stat, the conference is hugely popular, having been viewed by more than 290 million people worldwide, and the number is growing at a rapid pace.

Since TED started as a tech influenced conference, it comes at no surprise that they have released their very own iPad app, available for free in the App Store. The app lets you view all the TED videos (in hi or lo res), create playlists, get recommendations on things to watch, and even download videos for offline viewing.

“The ability to hold onto some videos for offline viewing when I’m on a plane or train, or otherwise offline, is awesome.” said Matt Drance, developer of the TED iPad app. “I never thought I’d learn so much staring at my iPad for hours at a time!”

With more than 700 TEDTalk videos to pour through (and more coming every week), the TED app will certainly keep fans of the conference captivated for quite some time. Pick it up for free in the app store today.

[Source: Mac Stories]

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Released: 2010-10-14 :: Category: Education

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