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Guinness World Records 2014 app review: augmented reality 3D viewer

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Introduction

Guiness World Records 2014 - Augmented Reality is an iPhone and iPad app that is a companion to your official Guinness World Records 2014 book. The app reveals 3D images in your book, and also contains additional images for new records such as the smallest man and tallest man.

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Guinness World Records 2014 – Augmented Reality

Free

Explore in 3D

When you’re exploring the fun facts of the Guinness World Records 2014, you can extend your fun using this great Augmented Reality app. When you can go to the movies and view all of the film in 3D, kids want to see everything in 3D! Reading a book full of great photos is no longer enough, so it’s on to the next great thing! Download an app to keep the kids interested, but since I’d like to keep the idea of a great book alive and well with my kids, I’d use the app as a reward more than an every page thing. Read a few pages, see the 3D. For my kids, this isn’t a problem as each of them love reading. From my 11-year-old down to my two-year-old, they all love a read-aloud all together on the couch.

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I have yet to buy our own Guinness Book of World Records but my son reliably brings one home every few months from the school library, and in the summer we often find one at the local library for the kids to look through. What I love about Guinness is that it doesn’t matter which year, the kids will look at previous records too just to see what crazy things have been achieved. My six-year-old loves the finger nails and my 11-year-old loves the longest time spent playing videogames, or crazy things like that. I stress that it’s not necessarily healthy to play videogames for that long, and he agrees.

Main menu
Main menu

What It Does

When you present an app such as Guinness World Records 2014 - Augmented Reality, kids really enjoy seeing the images pop off the page. I remember when I was a kid and had the one eye blue and one eye red glasses, trying to get the image to work. With apps, there is no guess work. Turn to the right page and the app just works.

Kids love technology, and when you can use it as a reward for reading so many pages, they just soak up all the information. I love watching kids enjoy reading, and encourage them to read text for fun not just for studying. This app helps with that.

How to use the app
How to use the app

Guinness World Records 2014 – Augmented Reality

Free

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Free
  • Great companion to go with the Guinness Book of Records 2014
  • Great reward to keep kids learning

Cons

  • No facts in the app alone

Full interactive 3D animations
Full interactive 3D animations

Final Thoughts

Guiness World Records 2014 - Augmented Reality is a fun app for iPhone and iPad that will help your kids find the 3D images that have been built into the 2014 edition. I would use it as a reward so the kids aren’t just flipping the pages looking for the 3D images, but it is up to your discretion. Overall, I’d have liked to see some standalone facts, but the app is well developed and works well.

 

Guinness World Records 2014 – Augmented Reality

Free
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