iPhone for learning: new software now available

Just one week following the introduction of Apple’s iPhone, Software MacKiev released This Day in History, the first in a series of planned educational iPhone software applications. Based on the widget of the same name from Software MacKiev’s World Book Multimedia Encyclopedia, the iPhone application shows a calendar page for each historical event that took place on that day. On July 6th, for example, it shows that John Paul Jones, the American naval hero, was born on this day in 1747. Events that correspond to the current day in history are shown automatically each day.

“When I first saw the iPhone at Macworld in January I knew I had to have one,” said Software MacKiev President, Jack Minsky. “So I’m particularly thrilled to have our company continue its role on the cutting edge of Apple technology by releasing our first iPhone application this week, just one week after Apple’s iPhone launch. This new device is clearly the future of computing and we’re excited about having versions of our famous consumer and educational software titles running on it.”

Software MacKiev plans to release more iPhone applications later this summer. Currently under development is an iPhone companion application to the company’s award-winning 3D Weather Globe & Atlas that will display wind speed, barometric pressure, dew point and other weather conditions. Another educational iPhone application planned for a summer release is Software MacKiev’s World Book Trivia Challenge, with questions taken from the World Book Multimedia Encyclopedia, and answers given that include the name of the World Book article in which more information on the each topic can be found.

Pricing and Availability

Software MacKiev’s This Day in History iPhone application is available now and can be used free of charge. Instructions for accessing it can be found at the company’s web site. As with all third-party iPhone applications, This Day in History runs in the iPhone’s Safari Web browser.

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