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Science360 for iPad app review: a rich multimedia experience

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Introduction

If you want to stay up-to-date on what's going on in the world of science and engineering, then Science360 for iPad is the official app of the National Science Foundation (NSF) that's worth checking out.

What we have here is an app that presents its users with photos and videos from the world of science and engineering along with news in the field from NSF-funded institutions from around the world.

Let's take a look at its features.

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Science360

Free

Photos & Videos

Science360 for iPad is available for free and it makes for a fantastic addition to the Education section of the App Store. This app will only take up 14.9 MB of space on your iPad, yet it comes packed with amazing photos in high resolution that users can download onto their iPad.

Videos that cover a variety of topics can be streamed over 3G or WiFi. There are hundreds of these multimedia photos and videos for users to enjoy and they're all updated on a weekly basis so you'll always have fresh content.

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Stunning high-res images
Stunning high-res images

Amazing 360-Degree Panning Views

The best part about the multimedia is that it can be viewed in an amazing and unique 360-degree view, allowing users to pan through what may seem like a virtual museum of knowledge from the world of engineering. To make it practical, the developers have also incorporated a keyword search that can be activated with the touch of two fingers together.

Save photos and videos that you want to come back to, and retrieve them easily from the Favorites section.

Another feature of this app is the news feed which will bring you articles that you can enjoy in an easy-to-read format. All the content can be shared via Facebook, Twitter, or email.

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Curated content
Curated content

Science360

Free

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Official National Science Foundation (NSF) app
  • Free and lightweight app
  • Save media for viewing later
  • Hundreds of photos and videos with weekly updates
  • Breaking news stories from the world of science and engineering
  • Social media integration

Cons

  • There is nothing negative to say about this app

Search for specific terms
Search for specific terms

Final Words

Science360 for iPad is sure to provide users with an amazing and unique experience like no other app has brought forward. Whether you're a scientist working at NSF, or a parent looking to introduce your child to the wonders of science, this app is sure to offer a highly engaging and fun experience. Highly recommended!

 

Science360

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Neha Sinha

Neha has been writing and editing since 2010 and has been reviewing iOS apps since early 2014. She has lived in four different countries and loves having the world at her fingertips thanks to these awesome apps.