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Worse than useless
I downloaded this app on my wife's recommendation. I'd expected something rather more sophisticated and educational given how intelligent and literate have been all the Barefoot books we've read. What you get is a rather crude and basic representation of the globe, with some animated figures and background music. At a guess, at least 80% of the identifiable figures are men. It's a man's world, I suppose. The population of Ethiopia is represented by a black man brandishing a spear. You'd never know that Addis Ababa was a bustling city bristling with skyscrapers. New Zealand has a man in a loincloth doing a native dance. You learn about Scotland that it rains a lot. That's it for Scotland — a small country to be sure, but one with many thousands of years of history and amazing contributions to world history. We learn of Iran that the Islamic Revolution liberated women! The entire world is treated in this haphazard and random way. What a bizarre, lopsided view of the world children would get from this app! This is worse than uneducational; it reinforces gender and racial (even racist) stereotypes. I found the whole experience of trying out this to be depressing and distasteful, and under no circumstances would I let my children near it. Any children's atlas in traditional book format would be preferable to this ... thing. It also took forever to download. Goodness knows how much space it must be taking up.
Bodhipaksa Dh. on Mar 30, 2013 for Barefoot World Atlas
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Waste of Money
If you want your children to learn about geography and the world save your money and keep looking. It's a rip-off. I deleted it and would have deleted it even if it had been free.
Clamcat on Mar 24, 2013 for Barefoot World Atlas
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Great but why there still North African musics?
I like to see everything but when I am near Central Asia and southwest Asia is still a North African musics!
Omejia on Mar 19, 2013 for Barefoot World Atlas
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Good...
Lovely App. It is big in terms of download. Also shame that there is Australian Aborigine music for NEW ZEALAND!!!
WilsonMartin on Mar 4, 2013 for Barefoot World Atlas
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This app is so big I can't update it...
Interesting app, but it's so big I can't update it anymore. Too much work for not enough return...
UXReview on Feb 27, 2013 for Barefoot World Atlas
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Trouble downloading and no sound
I too had trouble downloading the app. Had to install in the computer then synch with ipad. There is also no sound and I don't know how to fix it. Please fix these major bugs.
Jmasson2 on Jan 29, 2013 for Barefoot World Atlas
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