Saturday, October 29, 2011

The Most Complete Dinosaur Reference Ever,

Ultimate Dinopedia: The Most Complete Dinosaur Reference Ever

By National Geographic Society

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★ New York Times Top 10 Best Children's Books on the iPad ★ 2011 MOBI Award Winner ★ Chosen as New and Noteworthy, What's Hot, and Staff Favorites by Apple ★ Appy Award Finalist ★ 5 Stars from Appolicious

LOVE DINOSAURS? Dig into more than 700 dinos with National Geographic’s interactive Dinopedia!

Based on the award-winning NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS ULTIMATE DINOPEDIA: The Most Complete Dinosaur Reference Ever, this app goes beyond any dinosaur encyclopedia you’ve ever seen. Just what makes this dino app so extreme? MORE THAN 700 DINOSAURS! ASTONISHING ARTWORK! THE LATEST DISCOVERIES! AMAZING INTERACTIVES AND VIDEO!

The experts agree: The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and the Children's Book Council (CBC) named National Geographic’s Dinopedia an Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students K-12.

You’ll find all your favorite dinos plus some really cool new ones are profiles in the meat eater and plant eater sections with fact boxes, fun facts, size comparisons, and more. The incredible dino profiles feature lists almost every dinosaur ever known.

Get audio pronunciation, vital stats, size comparisons, and phenomenal art. Check out bonus videos for select dinosaurs, a visual table of contents, and an interactive family tree that lets you jump to your favorite family of dinos.

Each in-depth dinosaur entry gets a full-page painting. Other art pieces take a closer look at the dino world, from hatching to migrations, from finding fossils to the extinction mystery. And all of the artwork was done in consultation with dinosaur experts to make sure it’s as accurate as possible.

From the newest smallest dinosaur to the color of dino skin, the most current research and thinking is all here.

The National Geographic Kids Ultimate Dinopedia is the most complete, most beautiful, and most up-to-date look at the dinosaur world. It bursts with astonishing artwork. It amazes with fantastic facts. It captures the newest, coolest paleontology. Meet the smallest, largest, fastest, and slowest dinosaurs known. Find out the most famous dinosaur mistakes. Judge winners in the greatest dinosaur battles of all time, and discover much more!

NOTE: This is a powerful multimedia iPad app that performs best without multitasking engaged. If you have issues with video playback, close any apps running in the background by pressing the Home button twice. Then hold down any of the apps that appear until you see red minus signs, and tap the minus sign to close the corresponding app.

About the National Geographic Society
The National Geographic Society is one of the world's largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations. Founded in 1888 to "increase and diffuse geographic knowledge," the Society's mission is to inspire people to care about the planet. National Geographic reflects the world through its magazines, television programs, films, music and radio, books, DVDs, maps, exhibitions, live events, school publishing programs, interactive media and merchandise. National Geographic magazine, the Society's official journal, published in English and 33 local-language editions, is read by more than 38 million people each month. The National Geographic Channel reaches 330 million households in 34 languages in 166 countries. National Geographic Digital Media receives more than 15 million visitors a month. National Geographic has funded more than 9,400 scientific research, conservation and exploration projects and supports an education program promoting geography literacy. For more information visit

About ScrollMotion (the developer)
ScrollMotion is a media and technology company devoted to reshaping how people experience digital information and entertainment. ScrollMotion is helping many of the greatest names in traditional media successfully transition to digital and mobile programming. To find out more, please visit

What's New in Version

We heard your feedback and worked hard to improve the Ultimate Dinopedia experience. This update includes both content enhancements and stability improvements.
The details:
* Original sound design added to dinosaur videos.
* App stability during video playback improved.
* Audio play/pause button functionality improved.
* Typos and minor content errors corrected.

Note: This powerful iPad app performs best without multitasking engaged. If you have issues with video playback after installing the update, close all apps running in the background. To do this, press the Home button twice. Then hold down any of the apps until they wiggle, tap the red minus sign to close each app, press Home again, and return to Dinopedia.

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Customer Reviews

Glitchy, Great Art... But, Really Glitchy 
National Graphic is usually AMAZING in everything they do, but I've got to tell you, as much as it pains me... this app needs a LOT of work. Swiping from page to page crashes the program at times. The menu for the videos (which are very, very short, like ten of fifteen seconds short) is in portrait orientation only, but the videos are in landscape, so you have to spin the iPad around again and again. If you play "The Story" on one of the individual dinosaur pages and swipe to another page during the playback, the playback just keeps going and going. You have to pick another option (Dino Stats, Fun Fact or Picture Info) to stop the playback. This little glitch is particularly annoying. There are other minor glitches that make the whole app feel poorly constructed and not very well thought out. I, like most others who have purchased this app, are sitting by with our fingers crossed that a magic patch will come along and bring this C- app up to the A+ status we all think National Geographic should maintain.
Thank you! 
With sound on the videos, it's perfect! Thank you for the great update--can't wait for my 5 yr old nephew to use this app!
Hilariously awesome reading voice 
I can't wait to share this with my son. A very cool interactive book with excellent illustrations. The hilarious over-the-top reading voice in the Dino-Facts just cracks me up. Dinosaurs, Hard-Boiled! Strong work.

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