Professor Brian Coxâ€™s Wonders of the Universe for iPad is already a worldwide smash hit in the iPad App Store, and itâ€™s only been out for a couple of days. In the app, Professor Brian Cox offers his mind-expanding insights in more than 200 articles on the Universe, pinned to the various stars, planets and wonders within the app, all written in his clear and accessible style and accompanied by two and a half hours of video from the BBC TV series Wonders of the Solar System and Wonders of the Universe.
Alex Gatrell, digital publisher for Collins, says: â€œBrian Coxâ€™s Wonders of the Universe app is heaven-sent for fans of astronomy and of Brian Cox, but also meets a growing public thirst for knowledge in the astro-physics field. Weâ€™ve set a new frontier for digital publishing by positioning Brianâ€™s written narrative and related BBC video content in a bespoke 3D environment which changes dynamically as you journey deeper and deeper into the realms of the Universe, making for a jaw-dropping product that can be enjoyed on several levels.â€
Here are some of the apps key features, courtesy of Harper Collins:
â€¢ Expandable Universe â€“ explore objects within Sub-atomic, Atomic, Solar System, Local Stars, Milky Way, Galaxies, and Universe.
â€¢ Pinch to zoom and grasp the magnitude of the universe and our place within it.
â€¢ Full text from Collins books Wonders of the Universe and Wonders of the Solar System by Professor Brian Cox and Andrew Cohen.
â€¢ Two-and-a-half hours of BBC video from the Wonders TV series (requires wifi).
â€¢ High resolution images optimised for the new iPadâ€™s superior screen resolution.
Although the app is currently iPad-only, Harper Collins says that an iPhone version is on the way.
Click here to download the app for the special launch price of Â£4.99/$6.99: Brian Cox's Wonders of the Universe for iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad (3rd generation), and iPad Wi-Fi + 4G on the iTunes App Store
Source: Harper Collins