LIFE 75 iPad App Now Available on the App Store
NEW YORK, Dec. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — LIFE 75, a new iPad(TM) app, based on LIFE Books’ successful LIFE 75 Years: The Very Best of LIFE book and developed by The Wonderfactory, is now available on the App Store. LIFE 75 offers users a new way to experience more than 300 of LIFE magazine’s very best photos and covers, and hear the incredible stories behind some of the most iconic photos ever taken. The interactive book app was created in conjunction with The Wonderfactory, a leading provider of large-scale websites and tablet apps for publishers, media companies and advertisers.
LIFE 75 features a unique interactive layout with two different viewing experiences — the best of LIFE’s photographs are presented in landscape view and LIFE’s top covers are shown in portrait view. The images capture heroes and villains; the famous and the anonymous; intimate moments and historic events; man-made wonders and breathtaking natural beauty; the horrors of war and the best of humanity. Users navigate LIFE 75 using a “Decades bar” that allows them to browse all photographs by decade and subject, including:
- “Up Close with the Stars” — rarely seen photos of entertainment icons;
- “Memorable Moments” — inside pivotal historical events involving the Kennedys, Martin Luther King, Jr., FDR and others;
- “At War” — powerful images from the front lines;
- “Heroes and Villains” — some of the most admired and reviled people of our time;
- “Magical Places” – a view of the world’s greatest scenic and architectural wonders;
- “LIFE Classics” — the most iconic images LIFE has published.
More than 30 audio and video clips feature past and present editors and photographers providing exclusive insight into how LIFE captured history as it unfolded, and how LIFE has impacted our world. And an interactive game, “Editor’s Choice,” lets users play photo editor and pick the photos they think should make the cut.
The LIFE 75 is available for $12.99 from the App Store on iPad or at www.itunes.com/appstore. The book, 75 Years: The Very Best of Life, is available at www.life.com/books/75years or wherever books are sold.
The editors at LIFE vigorously carry on the traditions of excellence in photography, in journalism, and in telling the story of our country and our world, which began with the founding of LIFE magazine in 1936 by editor and publisher Henry R. Luce. They have published books on a broad range of subjects, including New York Times best-sellers ONE NATION, LIFE Picture Puzzle and The American Journey of Barack Obama. Starting January 12, LIFE will become a channel on TIME.com and will feature LIFE’s legendary photo archives. The acclaimed LIFE for iPad app reached #1 in 33 countries shortly after its November 2010 launch.
The Wonderfactory has designed addictive web sites, mobile and tablet experiences for some of the world’s premier content publishers and advertisers, including TIME, Sports Illustrated, Life, The Weather Channel, NBC Universal, Martha Stewart, National Geographic, ESPN, Food Network, WebMD, theNBA, and Newsweek. For more information visit http://www.thewonderfactory.com.
SOURCE LIFE Books