The Week’s Best iPad Apps
NYPL Biblion: The New York Public Library has a stunning new app that lets you see a ton of essays, pictures, people, etc and information about the 1939-40 World’s Fair. It’s like a time travelling machine that brings you back to that era. The app is great too (though occasionally over the top), and easy to navigate, with stacks grouped together and galleries that are easily navigable. Free.
The Final Hours of Portal 2: It’s a 15,000 word, 13 chapter account of what it took to make Portal 2. Keighley, who has done this before with Half-Life, specifically wanted to use the iPad as his medium this time so he could include photos and videos to better illustrate his words. So imagine a huge feature in a magazine but more interactive and more absorbing. $2.49[Imgclear]
Dark Horse Comics
: Dark Horse. It’s the largest independent comic book publisher in these here United States, and its stable of titles ranges from Hellboy to The Guild to Conan to heart-warming child-written internet sensation Axe Cop. And now it’s on your iPad. Free.