Grade: all ages
Platform: iPad, iPod, iPhone
I am reviewing an app called Space Images. If you want to learn more about space or just be amazed you can download this app for free! This app has many amazing pictures with a sentence or two so you can learn a little about what you are looking at.
Review of app including screen shots:
On this first slide they show you pictures, the date it was taken, the time it was taken, and how many stars it was rated. If you click on a picture it zooms in and you are able to see the full image, and rate the picture. Also this slide (i think) is very effective because you can see everything at once rather than going through every single one just to see the picture you want. Lastly this slide shows the latest pictures that were taken.
This slide id a link the the first slide because if you click on a picture on the first slide it will bring you here. On this slide you can zoom in or out on the picture or you can click on the rating stars and rate what you think think the picture should get. This is very effective because if you want to give your opinion on a picture to show the wold you can!
On this slide shows just about the same as the first slide but it shows the top rated and how many stars it is rated. This slide is very effective because you can see the best of all the pictures all at once. Lastly on this slide you can click on “visit JPL’s mobile site” (at the top) this takes you to a web site that gives you all the information on a few pictures.
On this slide it shows categories like planets, dwarf planets, comets, stars, the moons, the suns, and meteorites. If you click on one of the categories it takes you to a screen like the first and second slide. This is very effective because if you are doing a report on one of these categories you can go here and find your category in less than 2 minutes rather than going throw each and every one, one at a time.
If you click on the bottom bar named “search” it will take you to a blank screen with a search bar. On this bar you can type whatever you like that in in the category of space. I think this is very effective because instead of looking through everything you can just go to the search bar and find everything you want to in a matter of seconds.
I think that they could have given more information on the picture because I was a little confused at times. This app would be appropriate for all ages above 6 or 7 because if they were any younger they would not understand the app. If you are interested in space and the universe then you should defiantly download it.