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Geo Walk - World Factbook 3D

By Chris Morris, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Brilliantly designed app about Earth's people, places, more.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 1 parent review

age 8+

Not perfect, but a wealth of information at your fingertips

I chose 8 or up for this if kids will be reading this on their own. If parents will be reading to their kids, this would be great for younger kids too. One reason why I say this is because the grammar used is not always the best, and can even be confusing at times. An older child will probably understand the message despite the grammatical errors, and a parent will be able to relay the message to a younger child while reading out loud. We have an iPad and the graphics haven't caught up with the latest graphic capabilities of the iPad, although they probably look very good on the iPhone. The "3D" isn't really impressive, and shouldn't really be touted as anything extra. But the pictures are clear and accurate, and your children will get a good idea of the appearance of whatever subject is being discussed. We haven't downloaded any of the extra packets yet. I read a review about a man who paid for the extra packets and couldn't get them to download, but I hope that his experience is an isolated one. Considering that 30 years ago we used to pay $300 for a set of encyclopedias that contained a set of static information with pictures of lower quality and a more difficult interface, I feel that a $2.99 price is a steal for this app.

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  • Unclear whether personal information is sold or rented to third parties.
  • Personal information is shared for third-party marketing.
  • Personalised advertising is displayed.
  • Data are collected by third-parties for their own purposes.
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Is It Any Good?

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In an era where expertly researched encyclopedias are nearly extinct and crowd-sourced ones often contain faulty data, Geo Walk HD - 3D World Fact Book is a breath of fresh air. Loaded with information in easily digestible nuggets, the app makes learning truly fun. And a quiz mode helps owners review what they've learned (or test their existing knowledge) in an entertaining fashion. Rather than focusing on space or theoretical concepts, the app sticks to the real world but finds plenty of unheard-of creatures that might as well be aliens -- like the Blobfish or Fishing Cat. This is, hands down, one of the best educational apps in the App Store.

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