National Geographic: 50 Places of a Lifetime
A beautifully made app that will immediately fill you with wanderlust.
National Geographic: 50 Places of a Lifetime Review
by on September 2, 2011
The National Geographic’s 50 Places of a Lifetime is the app version of a feature it ran in the print magazine in 1999. It combines some of the world’s best travel writing and photography with superb video (which can be streamed to Apple TV using AirPlay) and incredible 360-degree panoramas.
As you would expect from National Geographic, the photography and typography are beautiful. Navigating the app is done by swiping left and right, and scrolling down, and will be familiar if you’ve ever used a magazine-style iOS app. A checklist feature, called My Places of a Lifetime, allows you to add the 50 places in the app to a list of either places you’ve been or places you want to go. 50 Places of a Lifetime isn’t quite as engrossing long-term as something like Google Earth, but the quality of the content alone makes it well worth curling up and spending a rainy British afternoon with.
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