about the Casey Anthony murder trial get you down? Are you overwhelmed by the
drama at the News of the World? If today’s papers are just too much for you to
take, maybe you should turn back the time and check out The Civil War Today app instead.
Reenactors and news junkie alike will dig this high
tech option to a very low tech period in time. As the iTunes preview for the product
by A&E Television Networks Mobile and Bottle Rocket Apps explains fans can,
“Experience the war as it unfolded, one day at a time, with daily updates that
let you live the events in ‘real-time’ over the course of four years.”
The whole process started on April 12, 2011 and will
play out every day through April 26, 2015. Not only can history buffs read
unfolding “In the Headlines” events but they’ll be able to keep track of the
casualty tallies for both the North and South, check out photos and quotes of the
day and review authentic maps from key battlegrounds.
There’s also a daily quiz and the ability to send
telegrams via Morse code for those diehards who want to get a little more hands
on in the thick of things.
The app costs $7.99 and has a four and a half star
rating from users. Download it for your iPad at iTunes now.