The Titanic app for iPad is a portable documentary of the Titanic sinking on April 14, 1912, and adds to the list of 100-year anniversary commemorations happening in 2012, including the release of a 3D version of James Cameron's Oscar-winning 1997 film.
The Internet news blog Mashable and its publishing partner AppAdvice reported the new iPad app (short for application software) created by The History Press will be released March 12, and provide purchasers expert knowledge of the tragic event, illustrated by rare pictures and archive footage and enhanced by extra features, including a sinking timeline, lesser-known facts section, survivor narrations and an interactive deck plan.
The price of the new app, designed to run on iPad tablets (and Apple's iOS), has yet to be announced, Mashable and AppAdvice wrote.
Many organizations and museums, including the RMS Titanic, Inc's Titanic The Experience exhibition in Orlando, Florida, are celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the giant ocean liner's tragic, much-studied demise with special events and exhibits.
But a tablet app designed to depict the colossal, deadly RMS Titanic disaster, wrought by natural forces and human errors in intriguing combinations, must -- perhaps ironically -- shrink this extraordinary, legend-generating chain of events onto the iPad's several inches-wide screen, and somehow succeed at the opposite end of the scale from a wide-screen, 3D movie.