Realising that the world is a globe and thus in theory someone on the other side of the world is in the exact same spot as I am now is a very odd thing to get to grips with. Written down it sounds a little like madness so it’s no wonder that once upon a time people thought the world was flat. After all, if there’s no easy opportunity to travel the world, how could anyone realise that actually the world doesn’t stop at a certain point?
That brief, bordering on philosophical piece of rambling aside, Dig2China provides its users with the opportunity to see exactly where they would be if they were able to dig a hole through to the other side of the earth right that second. The phone vibrates as it ‘tunnels’ its way through the planet in order to surface at the other side.
Once the app pinpoints the new location, fun facts like the current time, weather and official language are shown plus there’s a Wikipedia link for further information. Dig2China makes for an ideal yet fun geography app for young and old.
It’s out now priced at $0.99.