Monday, January 7, 2008

Play with the iPad: NASA

Student: Zach

There are a lot of impressive looking apps for the iPad. But, sometimes you want an app that launches quickly, lets you show a bunch of screens that elicits oohs and ahs and then rush out the door for a quick meeting. Some of the impressive 3D animation apps like the Epic Citadel elicits oohs and ahs but takes a long time to fire up and get to a point where you can do something.

If time is of the essence and you want to quickly show something that brings out oohs and ahs, I recommend the new free:
NASA App HD 1.0 (iTunes App Store)

It provides thousands of stunning images, on demand NASA videos, live NASA TV, launch information, NASA's Twitter feed, maps to NASA centers and more. Yes, you could end up standing around a long time looking at all this stuff. But, you also have the option to fire it up quickly, demo it, and dash off.

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