Shayne RanaSep 05, 2011 14:39:44 IST
It’s not just the business person who would find a tablet or a mobile a useful tool, it’s their kids too. The fact that these portable computing solutions have become so interactive, the younger generation have already adapted to it and are way more tech savvy than we give them credit for. So, for the kids looking to get a little more “education” out of Daddy and Mommy’s handsets/tablets, here are a few iOS apps you could consider.
The Elements - Rs. 459 ($9.99) (iPhone 4, 4th Gen iPod Touch)
The Elements for iPhone lets you experience the fascination of the building blocks of our universe in a unique style. With photographs of the real elements of the periodic table which you can explore with your finger to detailed accounts with individual pages for each. There’s also quite a bit of in-depth technical information about each element provided through the Wolfram|Alpha computable knowledge engine embedded in this eBook. It’s great for Chemistry fans.
Art Authority - Rs. 367 ($7.99) (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch with iOS 3.0 +)
For students of art this app provides a comprehensive collection of works by over 1000 of the world's major artists. Pictures are organized by period and artist with detailed captioning and in-depth information. The captions include work title, date, location and other details.
For those who want to learn about fine art
Our Choice - Rs. 230 ($4.99) (iPhone, iPad, 3rd Gen iPod Touch with iOS 4.2+)
Al Gore's Our Choice app is designed to bring about awareness to those concerned about the environment and the planet in general. The app is quite interactive and showcases surveys about the causes of global warming and presents groundbreaking insights and solutions already under study and underway that can help us understand and possibly find solutions to curb global warming. The app also includes narratives from Al Gore, photographs, interactive graphics and animations. 100% of Al Gore's earnings from the Our Choice app will be donated to the nonprofit Alliance for Climate Protection.
Saving the envirioment should be a priority
Algebra Touch - Rs. 137 ($2.99) (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch with iOS 4.2+)
This app should help make Algebra a little more fun and interactive. It’s designed to help you brush up on your Algebra skills without getting slowed down by traditional methods. You’ll be able to drag and rearrange details, tap to simplify, and swipe to eliminate identical terms, which should help with a more on-hand approach to solving problems.
Maths could be more fun with this
iStudiez Pro - Rs. 137 ($2.99) (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch with iOS 4.1+)
For those with a hectic schedule of studies, tuitions and more, the iStudiez app might be the perfect scheduling companion. With this app you could generate an overview of each day's tasks and receive handy push notifications when the deadlines are fast approaching. It will allow you to schedule your homework for the day, keep specific alarms and reminders for assignments and other tasks.
Keep track of all your assignments etc.
Kopfnuss - Rs. 46 ($0.99) (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch with iOS 3.0 +)
Kopfnuss is an app that helps you train your brain in order to deal with all kinds of numbers. Whether you're summing up your shopping bill, tipping appropriately at your local diner or deciphering roman numbers on historical buildings this app is easy enough to use to simplify things for you.
Easy for calculations
Genius Scan – Free (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch with iOS 3.0 +)
Genius Scan turns your iPhone into a pocket scanner. It enables you to quickly scan documents on the go and email the scans as a JPEG or PDF. It features smart page detection, perspective correction and image post-processing. It allows you to build PDF documents with multiple scans.
Snap and save for future reference
Geo Walk – Free (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch with iOS 3.1 +)
As a geographic/general knowledge styled app, Geo Walk has been created to offer you a unique way of getting to know the world around you. Think of it as an encyclopedia on your mobile device that gives you all kinds of fun facts and details in an illustrative 3D Fact Book. It teaches you about interesting historical places, great people, unusual animals and plants all around the world.
If you’ve got more options to help with learning or education please feel free to list them below.
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