SOURCE: A+E Networks Digital Media

A+E Networks Digital Media

August 02, 2011 09:05 ET

HISTORY®'s The Civil War Today App Inducted Into iPad App Essentials Hall of Fame

The Civil War Today Joins Elite Group of iPad Apps Given Apple's Highest Honor

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Aug 2, 2011) - HISTORY™ today announced that The Civil War Today app for iPad has received Apple's highest honor by being inducted into the iPad App Essentials Hall of Fame. The iPad App Essentials Hall of Fame has recognized less than 70 apps, from over 90,000 total apps, with this honor to date. The Civil War Today commemorates the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War with four years of daily updates that bring each day of America's bloodiest conflict to life. It is available for $7.99 from the iTunes store at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-civil-war-today/id428812156?mt=8.

"We are honored that Apple has included The Civil War Today app in its prestigious App Essentials Hall of Fame," said Dan Suratt, Executive Vice President, Digital Media and Business Development, A+E Networks. "The iPad's multi-touch interface and design provided the ideal platform to extend HISTORY's mission of connecting our audience with the history of the Civil War in an immersive, breathtaking way."

The Civil War Today App
Introduced one hundred and fifty years after the American Civil War began, and created exclusively for iPad, The Civil War Today enables subscribers to experience thousands of original documents, photos, maps, diary entries and newspaper clippings from this period in history. The app features:

  • This Day in Civil War History -- Daily Civil War updates from April 12, 2011 through April 26, 2015
  • Quote of the Day -- Compelling quotations from the men and women who lived through the war
  • In the Headlines -- Daily news from the papers on each day of conflict.
  • Day in the Life -- Through letters and personal diaries follow the lives of 15 people who experienced the War first hand
  • Photo Gallery -- Hi-resolution original images from the period
  • By the Numbers -- Detailed facts and figures
  • Battle Maps -- Follow in the soldiers' footsteps with historic battle field maps
  • Casualty Counter -- Measure the true cost of war through the lives that were lost
  • North South Quiz -- Test your Civil War knowledge with the daily North vs. South quiz
  • Twitter Integration -- Send telegrams in Morse code
  • Game Center Integration -- Earn Civil War era appropriate achievements for your engagement with the app

About A+E Networks Digital Media and HISTORY®

A+E Networks Digital Media, a division of A+E Networks, is a leading provider of digital content for properties including HISTORY, Lifetime, A&E, Biography, Roiworld, DressUpChallenge and Lifetime Moms. More than 13 million unique visitors per month engage with the company's digital brands across 14 properties, and millions more consume the content via syndication, social media and mobile.

HISTORY® and HISTORY HD® are the leading destinations for revealing, award-winning original non-fiction series and event-driven specials that connect history with viewers in an informative, immersive and entertaining manner across multiple platforms. Its programming, which has been recognized with a total of 23 Peabody and Emmy® Awards, covers a diverse variety of historical genres ranging from military history to contemporary history, technology to natural history, as well as science, archaeology and pop culture. The HISTORY website, located at www.history.com, is the leading online resource for all things history, featuring over 20,000 videos, images, audio clips, articles and interactive features that allow visitors to dig deeper into a broad range of thousands of historical topics.