BBC Earth Wonders
Did you know that Mexico's Cave of Swallows is deeper than the Empire State Building? Your kids do. We've been helping the BBC use its massive natural history archives to create a fun children's app that taps into geography, history and the natural sciences.
Earth Wonders is a bespoke Windows 8 app aimed at school-age children and featuring content from landmark BBC TV series such as Planet Earth, Frozen Planet and Life. With stunning HD video and over 500 beautiful images from renowned photographers, the app encourages discovery through image-rich content and fun facts. It's an all-ages multimedia encyclopedia for exploring our planet's wonders.
Information spans topics from ancient ruins and geologic formations to nature and wildlife – everything from Crystal Caves to Hot Tub Monkeys. Each point of interest has a high definition video, a gallery of full-screen images plus fascinating facts written by the BBC’s natural history team.
The interactive map lets you encounter creatures and landscapes by location. Or, you can browse categories of 'Land', 'Water' and 'Air' and fun themes like 'Bizarre Wonders' and 'Beautiful Wonders'.
The intuitive tutorial makes it easy for children to go exploring alone, and it's also a great activity for parents and children to do together. To encourage regular use the Calendar view and Live Tiles present a ‘Picture of the Day’ accompanied by fun facts to learn and share. Users can save entries to their Favourites – great for encouraging inquisitive young minds to develop their knowledge about Planet Earth.
“ NV Interactive produced a range of Windows 8 applications for us in the BBCW UK Publishing team, that went live in March 2013. The applications are highly-rated, with a clean look and feel, delivered to us on time and on budget. The NV team have been great to work with and the Product and Content teams speak highly of them and their ability to remain flexible and adaptable” Chris Kerwin
Head of UK Publishing at BBC Worldwide