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Review: Minds of Modern Mathematics

Screen from 'Minds of Modern Mathematics' (xx)

‘Minds of Modern Mathematics,” an app based on the IBM exhibit created by Charles and Ray Eames.

Flip: Interactive Storybook

Screen shot from 'Flip' (Hackett)

Loads of animation and interactivity can’t save this slight story. Title: Flip Subtitle: Interactive Storybook Author: Jill Hackett Illustration and Animation by: Jill Hackett Music and Sound by: David Rees Produced by: Thinknerve LLC Developed by: Grids interactive Platform: IOS, requires 5.1 or later Version: 1.1 Price: $3.99 K-Gr 2-Emma, a wide-eyed child, invites viewers […]

Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomy


I make no secret of my admiration of the work of Touch Press. Ever inventive, each app they have produced introduces an innovative feature or two that enhances the presentation at hand. Our reviewer Kathleen Wilson describes those found in Anatomy in her comments below, and Martin Clayton, Senior Curator of Prints and Drawings at […]

eTots: A Public Library iPad Program for Preschoolers

eTots Foursome

Cindy Wall, the Head of Children’s Services at the Southington Library & Museum in Southington, CT,  contributed the following post. It’s my supervisor’s fault. Really. She purchased an iPad, downloaded The Fantastic Flying Books of Morris Lessmore, and brought the tablet to work. When I saw those Flying Books swirling around the screen, ideas began […]

Review: ‘May I Have a Kiss?’


Mouse is in search of the owner of the special kiss. Was it Fox or could it have been Squirrel? Find out in Marianne Busser and Ron Schröder’s ‘May I Have a Kiss?’ now available for iOS.

“Death Metal, Toilet Paper, and Moby-Dick”


An email with the subject line “Death Metal, Toilet Paper, and Moby-Dick” is bound to catch my attention. Here’s what I learned from that note: While researching Moby-Dick, the Arcade Sunshine Media team found all sorts of “insane pop-culture references to Melville’s classic, including toilet paper rolls with the entirety of the novel printed on […]

Review: ‘Fragile Earth’ for iOS


In addition to detailing the devastating effects of natural phenomena such as hurricanes and cyclones,the ‘Fragile Earth’ app also offers then-and-now aerial images of areas effected by urbanization, mining, and global warming.

Review: Over In the Ocean: In a Coral Reef


I couldn’t resist. I had to blow this image up. Jeanette Canyon’s artistry with polymer clay is something to behold. Title: Over in the Ocean Subtitle: In a Coral Reef Author: Marianne Berkes Illustrator: Jeanette Canyon Published by: Dawn Publications Developer: Malachi Bazan Platform: iOS, requires 4.0 or later Version: 1.1 Price: $3.99 PreS-Gr 2-This […]

An Oceanhouse Media App Giveaway

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Month, Oceanhouse Media is offering Touch and Go readers apps from the “Smithsonian” series: Triceratops Gets Lost, Woolly Mammoth in Trouble, Polar Bear Horizon, It’s Tyrannosaurus Rex!, and Penguin’s Family. The developers have just launched a new education center on the Oceanhouse Media website, which offers parents, teachers and home-schoolers “discussion questions, classroom […]

An interactive Edgar Allan Poe collection for iOS


If it’s atmospheric you’re looking for, the ‘iPoe’ app doesn’t disappoint. As the developer promises, “music, illustration and interactivity…invite you to dive into the darkest corner of the human soul.”