LONDON, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Currently 'iPad of the Week' in the UK - No 1 iPad app in Book Category - 40th iPad app overall in the UK
One of our finest historians transforms his acclaimed history of the British Monarchy into a remarkable, fully integrated, high production app which includes live TV coverage of the Royal Wedding
In a world first, HarperCollins and TradeMobile, together with celebrated historian David Starkey, bring history to the iPad and iPhone with a truly interactive high production values app based on his latest book CROWN AND COUNTRY.
Spanning two thousand years of the British Monarchy right up to the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, David Starkey's Kings & Queens App enables users to explore the monarchy's roller-coaster history in unprecedented detail and with stunning clarity and colour.
Here, as never before, is a personal history class from one of the country's greatest history teachers. Available for use on iPhone and iPad, this highly interactive app transforms David Starkey's brilliant overview of the history of Britain through her kings and queens from the printed page to the handheld device. The app features:
- Multiple navigation pathways enabling users to browse through timelines, tap into family trees and explore maps and historical themes.
- Extensive and exclusive video, allowing users to watch and listen to David Starkey at the same time as dipping in and out of the abridged text of CROWN AND COUNTRY.
- A live stream of Sky TV coverage of the Royal Wedding available on the day.
- Curatorial input from historical experts and educational specialists from the British Library and the British Museum.
- Lavish illustrations, including high resolution images of monarchs and their times.
- Innovative technology that offers users a uniquely interactive multi-layered reading experience.
- Feature TV commentary on all aspects of the Royal Wedding, from why fashionistas love Kate Middleton to how to be the perfect wedding guest.
Available in Apple's App store from 21 April, 2011 for an introductory price of GBP1.79
From GBP3.99 after 30 April 2011
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ABOUT HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
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ABOUT TRADEMOBILE LIMITED
TradeMobile Ltd (TML) is a private company established in 2005 and headquartered in London with offices in New Zealand and Hong Kong. TradeMobile develops proprietary platforms and targeted solutions enabling businesses to interact directly with their customers through their mobiles. TradeMobile's mobile solutions can be adapted to any business, any system and any market around the globe. While there are hundreds of application stores building individual apps for the iPhone, Android and other Smartphone models, no other company owns and offers fully supported 'back-end' technology platforms which negate the need or use of third party providers.
The Beyond the Story + eBook treatment used in Kings & Queens: This is the natural evolution for audiences who wish to consume their entire reading experience on digital devices. The app uniquely marries an e-reading experience with timelines, family trees, and learning trails using the exclusive "BeyondTheStory" technology. Jump from an event on the timeline straight in to the narrative in the book, or highlight a key location in the book and be transported to the map showing where it took place. Everything is linked together and gives you the unique ability to choose your own path of discovery. You can visit TradeMobile on the Internet at http://www.trademobile.co.uk.
SOURCE TradeMobile Ltd