Guinness World Records: At Your Fingertips



Reference app folds in multimedia and interactive games.

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Ease of play

The app is very easy to navigate, with large images and words to tap or swipe. Some records are accompanied by pictures and videos, represented by small icons of a camera or video reel, respectively.

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The app references Guinness World Records, which includes the books, videos, and other lists.

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Parents need to know that Guinness World Records: At Your Fingertips has some information, images, and videos that might be a bit scary for young kids, such as a "most tattooed person," "most pierced man and woman," "hairiest family," and "stretchiest skin." Otherwise, it's a great-looking and easy-to-use app with dozens of records, hundreds of photos, three games, and other multimedia content.

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As you might expect, GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS: AT YOUR FINGERTIPS contains a number of records held by individuals or groups from around the world -- but it also includes multimedia content and interactive games. Tap to open sections, such as "Fastest," "Tallest," "Most Expensive," and so on. In the "Strangest" section, for example, you'll read about and see the farthest eyeball pop and stretchiest skin (as a result, this might not be appropriate for young eyes). The interface is attractive and easy to navigate, plus the 150 photos and 20 videos are well-done. Gamers might like the three bundled challenges in this iPad app, each of which gives you an opportunity to be named in the Guinness World Records if you get the high score by May 1, 2011. In one game, you're tapping to "run" against Usain Bolt to beat his 9.58-second 100m record. Great fun, but it would've been even better if all the Guinness World Records were listed in the app instead of only a couple dozen.

App details

Release date:December 16, 2010
Publisher:Guinness World Records
Minimum software requirements:iOS 3.2 or later

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