Social Networking and History have combined. "Today In History", a mobile application for the iPhone and iTouch and now the iPad is available in LITE and paid versions. The application combines notable historical events with a social media interface. The app also allows users to input and share their own personal history. Today In History is fundamentally changing the way users can interact with the subject of history. The application will be also be available Saturday, April 3rd with the release of the iPad.
Down Shift Interactive, developers of Today In History, says the app combines a passion for history and trivia; however, the Today In History app also introduces aspects of community generated information and interaction much like a Wiki. Users can contribute both private and public personal information, news and events, add friends and submit events through E-mail, Facebook, Twitter and SMS.
Key features of the Today In History mobile app include:
- Ability to comment on any entry.
- Over 93,000 historical events.
- Hundreds of entries every day with several Wikipedia links per entry, there’s always something new to discover.
- Daily historical events, notable figures that were born/died, and holidays and observances.
- Ability to share an event on Facebook, Twitter, or by e-mail.
Key features for registered users include:
- The ability for friends to see personal events.
- Streamlined approval system of submitted global events.
- Ability to add favorites, friends that are tied to an account.
Manuel Zamora, CEO of Down Shift, says, "We designed Today In History to be a fun application for both young and old, who can both enjoy the subject of history and trivia, as well as interact together in a social setting."
Pricing & Availability
Today In History version 3.2 is available for purchase for $1.99 on the iPhone App Store