The Economist, one of the more well-respected publications about world events, boasts a circulation of over 1.4 million worldwide and an almost 6 million readers of its website. Their new app, World In Figures, is based on the popular book of the same name, and allows users to access a (ahem) world of statistics on a wide variety of topics and data from more than 190 countries. The application is available globally, and covers topics from transport to commodities to tourism to movies.
The app allows users to view the data in many different ways, including per country or across different countries to compare data. In addition, it includes a trivia game built in, allowing users to test their knowledge of the topics and statistics, then share that knowledge on Facebook or Twitter for bragging rights.
The app itself was developed by XPLANE | Dachis Group, the recently merged “visual thinking company” and “Social Business Design” company. The Economist is also available as its own app, The Economist, and has released two other apps, one called, Think Space, which encourages creative and social thinking, and the other called, Which MBA?, an app focusing on comparing business degree programs.
Released: 2011-07-19 :: Category: Reference