iPad to get exclusive 9/11 Memorial app for free, starting Sept. 1

We are approaching the tenth anniversary to one of the most tragic days in American history, 9/11. In remembrance to the Twin Towers, iPad owners will be able to grab an exclusive app called The 9/11 Memorial: Past, Present and Future.

This app is from documentary film producer and web developer, Steve Rosenbaum, and iPad users will be able to use information on the original development of the Twin Towers, the devastating attacks that brought them down and the future plans behind its rebuilding of the memorial and museum.

Furthermore, the 9/11 app will contain around 400 still photographs and hours of video clips. It will be free to the public staring September 1, with September 12 being the last day before the $9.95 price tag goes in effect. Apparently, lots of work has gone into this memorial app, as Rosenbaum has been chronicling every bit of information on Ground Zero since the day the Towers fell.

When asked why he selected the iPad as the exclusive host to his 9/11 app, Rosenbaum said “I wanted it to be more of an immersive experience,” he said. “The nature of the photographs are so powerful, so to render them in anything but full color seemed wrong to me. And I didn’t want it to be viewed on a phone. I wanted it to be big and glossy.”

This suggest that he believes the iPad is the best device to display all of his content, but I’m sure Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 owners would probably beg to differ. As an owner of both devices, I would give the display edge to the Galaxy Tab 10.1.

I remember 9/11 all too well. I was a sophomore in high school, who watched the Twin Towers be attacked on television during what should have been environmental science class. This was all surreal, and an experience I’ll never forget.

[via observer]



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