Beautiful Planet HD: Our World

Platform: iPhone & iPad

Category: Travel

Version: 6.0

Downloads: 17K

Price: $3.99

401 Reviews


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App description:

Beautiful Planet includes 700 map-integrated images spanning seven continents and 170 countries, each with Peter's vivid description capturing the moment.  * Featured on Wired.com as "One of 5 Sweet Apps for your iPad" and on NBCNews.com as One of 8 Outstanding Apps for Students. * Featured by Apple in Travel Top 10 Staff Picks, App Store Travel Essentials, Staff Favorites, Apps for the Great Outdoors, Planetary Science, and Great Coffee Table Apps! * Includes a fully interactive, zoomable map, beautiful galleries combined with Peter Guttman's poetic writing. * Scholastic.com named Beautiful Planet an app for the "21st Century Classroom" and described it as "a visually stunning photographic tour of 170 different countries".

** Wired.com named Beautiful Planet a Top 10 iPad App they were most excited about!

Each photograph is accompanied by Peter Guttman's description of the moment when each photograph was taken.

Includes a built-in music player to listen to your iTunes music while you use the app.

All at once a savvy encyclopedia of the world, a striking art gallery, an evocative poetry selection and an inspiring travel planner, Beautiful Planet is a lovingly curated, incisively written and joyous portrait of the planet -- a rich resource of knowledge about the wonders of the world around us.


** Reviews of Peter Guttman's work **

* "Stunning images...sumptuous, dramatically lit shots." 
-- New York Times

* "One of the premiere travel photographers." 
-- CNN

* "Guttman's photographs capture the spirit of a place." 
-- Time

* "Such a beautiful vision." 
-- CBS This Morning

* "His photographs all seem to glow from an inner light." 
-- Dallas Morning News

* "Peter Guttman is a gutsy photographer who has taken pictures all over the world and paints glorious word-pictures with extraordinary photographs." 
-- Popular Photography 


*** About Peter Guttman ***

Two times named the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalist of the Year, called a "one-man Explorers Club" in the New York Times, and with zero inhibitions, Peter Guttman has blanketed the planet to create a far-reaching survey of both nearby dazzling landmarks and unknown, intriguing corners of our terrestrial home.

The author and creator of a hardcover award-winning book series for Fodors Travel Publications, an on-air expert for the Travel Channel and A&E Television and the recipient of solo photographic exhibitions at Sotheby's and the United Nations, Peter Guttman skillfully introduces the user to the marvels of our planet. 

*** Honors and Awards ***
 
* Twice selected by Apple as an "iTunes Staff Favorite"
 
* Featured as an "iTunes Rewind 2010 Top Ten in Travel"
 
* Featured in new iTunes "Classic Coffee Table" section.

* Featured app for the iTunes "Apps for the Great Outdoors" section.

* Winner of the 2010 "Northern Lights Award for Excellence in Travel Journalism and Photography".

* Named one of the Top 5 Summer Vacation Apps by tipb.com
 
* Proclaimed "One of Five Sweet Apps for your iPad" and one of "Ten Apps We're Excited To Try" by Wired.com
 
* Named a "Top 10 iPad App for Education" by BrightHub.com
 
* The Top Selling Travel Photography App in the App Store Travel category


Photographs and image description are Copyright 2012 Peter Guttman and legally licensed by permission of Peter Guttman.


TAG: app, iPhone & iPad,Travel


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