CHICAGO, Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. announced today its trusted encyclopedia is now available as an iPad App through the Apple App Store. The Encyclopaedia Britannica App gives mobile users the ability to find information and explore subjects without compromise – users can feel confident that what they are searching for is accurate and provided by professional editors and expert contributors.
Users have two choices to access the app. The first choice is available for free and gives users complimentary high-resolution images, maps, access to 100 free articles plus the first 100 words of every article, and the Britannica "link map." The second choice, for just $1.99 a month, iPad users can upgrade their app to include full access to every article in the Encyclopaedia, including more than 80,000 articles in a fully searchable database, the ability to download information to read offline, save and send articles, store favorites and search history and more. iPhone, Android and Microsoft versions of the app are expected to follow before early 2012.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica is putting more than 250 years worth of reliable information in the palm of your hand," says Greg Barlow, Encyclopaedia Britannica's senior vice president and chief marketing officer. "For more than two centuries, Britannica has partnered with former U.S. and international presidents, Nobel Laureates, scientists and other historical figures to provide people with the information they seek. Now that world-class information is available on a fast, mobile platform."
Barlow adds, "Current EB.com subscribers can access the full iPad content free of charge by using their account credentials."
Visit the iTunes store to download the app.
About Encyclopaedia Britannica
Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. is a leader in education publishing whose products can be found on the Internet, wireless devices and books. A pioneer in electronic publishing since the early 1980s, the company, founded in 1768, markets a variety of reference and curriculum products for schools, language-study courses and other learning products, many available online at store.britannica.com and, for schools, at info.eb.com. Company headquarters are in Chicago.
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