Today on WSAV Tech Tuesday, we talked about two iPad apps that help bring American history to life: the Revolutionary War app from Multieducator Inc and the Civil War Today app from the History Channel. These apps are perfect for students and history buffs alike, and both apps offer a wealth of content: photos, articles, historical biographies, maps, etc.
The biggest difference between the two apps is the way in which they present their content. The Revolutionary War app is setup like a reference book. You can select the people, topics, and events that interest you to find out more information. You have on-demand access to the entire catalog of information from the Revolutionary War.
By contrast, the Civil War Today app takes a much more unique content approach. This app is laid out like a daily newspaper, pulling together old newspapers articles, personal letters, photos, maps, and more into a single format. The app launched in 2011 and new content will be added daily through April 26, 2015. In doing do, the app aims to provide readers with Civil War era news in "real time" over the same four-year period spanned by the Civil War. The only drawback to this app is that you cannot skip ahead to future content; you are only able to see news and documentation from the "past."
Due to the 4th of July holiday, both of these apps are on sale this week at a significant discount. You can pick up the Revolutionary Way app for...