Thursday, June 9, 2011

"Our Choice" -a digital text well worth exploring!

Check out why you just have to download this e-book: Our Choice by Al Gore
★ Winner of the 2011 Apple Design Award ★

"I was totally blown away by what I saw!" Dr Therese Keane, Lecturer/Developer, Educational Technologies, Faculty of ICT

 Push Pop Press has released it’s first full featured iPad book / application called “Our Choice” by non other than Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Academy Award Winner and past Vice-President Al Gore.

 In this interactive app, Al Gore surveys the causes of global warming and presents groundbreaking insights and solutions already under study and underway that can help stop the unfolding disaster of global warming.

Software developer Mike Matas talks about demos the first full-length interactive book for the iPad with clever, swipeable video and graphics and some very cool data visualizations to play with.

100% of Al Gore's earnings from Our Choice will be donated 
to the nonprofit Alliance for Climate Protection
These are some of the features: 

• A groundbreaking multi-touch interface
• A visual table of contents for quick and easy navigation
• More than 250 stunning full-screen images
• Explore every photo's location on an interactive map
• More than one hour of documentary footage
• More than 30 original interactive infographics and animations
• Original audio commentary by Al Gore throughout
• An interactive 3D book cover
• Read on your iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch.


Dr Therese Keane is excitied: "Imagine having textbooks like this that would bring any subject to life like this!!"    Matas stated that Push Pop Press engineers are building a tool to make it easy for publishers to create similar "apps."  The Future of the Book blogger, Charlene Chausis, says: "Let's hope it's one that educators can use too!"

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