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October 10, 2013 11:00 ET

MindSnacks' New Geography App Features Eight Games to Teach You More About the U.S. States

MindSnacks Hits Eight Million Downloads and Launches New Subject Focused on State Capitals, Flags, Famous Citizens and More

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 10, 2013) - MindSnacks, the leading developer of mobile learning games that expand your knowledge, today announced the release of its highly anticipated U.S. Geography app, giving learners a deep understanding of geography through rich, interactive details.

Featuring eight games for users of all ages, MindSnacks' U.S. Geography app teaches everything from state capitals and flags to culture, history, famous citizens and more. MindSnacks designed the app with National Geographic's Geography Standards in mind to focus on locating places on a map, mental mapping skills and understanding the physical characteristics of a place. Built for both children and adults, the app is COPPA compliant, rich in content and created for anyone excited about learning.

Additionally, MindSnacks announced today that it has hit eight million downloads. Considered as one of the best education apps by Apple (iTunes Rewind), MindSnacks has also received the seal of approval from various organizations including the "Parents' Choice Gold Award" for its Kids' Vocabulary app and the "Teachers with Apps Certified Developer" honor.

"MindSnacks has spent the last few years developing language and vocabulary mobile learning apps and a geography app is the natural extension," said Jesse Pickard, co-founder and CEO of MindSnacks. "While most geography learning apps focus on simple facts like capitals and state shapes, we wanted to help users truly understand states and their unique characteristics. The detailed context available in this new app is core to our mission -- to encourage learning in a more engaged and meaningful way."

MindSnacks provides a stronger appreciation for the essential skills of geography by transporting users into the world of each U.S. state. The new U.S. Geography app features:

  • Eight different geography games that build needed skills that go beyond simple content memorization
  • Advanced geography topics, fun trivia and essential state facts 
  • The ability to choose the exact level of content that's right for you
  • Thousands of beautiful, hand-illustrated images to represent the uniqueness of each state

MindSnacks' U.S. Geography app is available today in the App Store for $2.99. To download MindSnacks, visit https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/mindsnacks/id385497071.

About MindSnacks
MindSnacks changes the way the world learns, one game at a time. Since 2010, MindSnacks has created mobile games that expand your knowledge while you play. With more than 8 million app downloads worldwide, the growing MindSnacks library includes 10 top-ranked language acquisition and test-preparation apps for hungry minds. Based in San Francisco, MindSnacks is funded by Sequoia Capital, Felicis Ventures, 500 Startups, and Kapor Capital. To learn more and to download MindSnacks games, visit MindSnacks.com.