App - The World Factbook 2011
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The World Factbook 2011

By jDictionary Mobile


Designed for the international traveler or simply the inquisitive, this encyclopedia of global information opens a new window on the world.

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4/5 Stars
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    /5 Stars
  • iTunes App Store:
    4.5/5 Stars
  • Google Play:
    /5 Stars
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Like an encyclopedia at your fingertips, this world app enables the traveler and curious cats alike to school themselves on the go. From east to west, north to south, or Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, this travel app has you covered. Yes, it is fairly basic in execution, but the information is easily digestible and relevant.

The app home screen is a self-explanatory list of countries in alphabetical order with their flags prominently displayed next to each country name. Just scroll to find your international location, click and you’re there.

Once inside a country page, you’re presented with an assortment of data. At the top is the flag (and the explanation of why certain colors and any symbols are used), a map and the Google map. Beneath that you’ll find an introduction that gives background information and a brief history about the country.

There’s a plethora of other tabs: Geography, People, Government, Economy, Communications, Transportation, Military and Transnational Issues., which is one of the most interesting tabs, with current events and issues that help you relate to its citizens. And that’s what is most impressive about this world app. It focuses on the native people of a country.

At first, we thought Factbook might be an app that appealed more to kids needing information on a school project. But after planting our own flag inside this world app, we realized that this app may look elementary but its functions are helpful and interesting to everyone. One thing we know for sure is that we’ll be using Factbook for all our international traveling.

So say hola, cześć, salute, or sanibonani to Factbook. It’s welcome on our devices any time.

Check out this global app in a scenario about the best travel apps of 2011.

Reviewed: Nov 30, 2011 |