GeoBrain

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In a Nutshell

The app trains geographic knowledge.

Blurb

“Geo Brain2” is a nice app to improve geographic- and general-knowledge. It has an attractive design and invites users to play over and over. It motivates you to learn more about geography.

Rating

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The App motivates to learn more about geography and historical knowledge. It is a great game for both children and their parents.

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Catalogue Data

Pre-Teen (10-12 Jahre)

Key Data

Developer: skobbler GmbH

Release Date: 23.01.2013

Reviewed Version: 2.0

Software Requirements: iOS

Plattform(s): iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch (5th generation)

Link to the app: GeoBrain

Price: for free

Language(s): english and german

Activity

  • Play

Learn; Quiz; Words; Memory

Subjects

Geography, History, Culture

Detailed Review

LearnHintergrund

Subjects: Geography School Types: Primary / Secondary

The App “GeoBrain2” offers training for users in geographic- and general-knowledge. The main menu is separated into six topics: Classic (famous buildings and people), Time Trial, Distance, Flag, City, and Sports. If there is internet available, it is possible to find out more about certain topics through direct contextual Wikipedia access. The user can also select from three levels of difficulty. If you give the wrong answer, the App lets you know and you get a small explanation about the right answer. One question consists of three parts (continent, country, city). For each right answer, the user earns some rewards.

Special Needs Hintergrund

The App is not specifically designed for children with special needs. The App requires a good geographical-knowledge. If the knowledge of the child is on a lower level, it can be disappointing to play the game. The user needs to be literate to play the game.

Target Group and Age-AppropriatenessHintergrund

The game is for children at the age of 10 years to adults. To understand the questions the user needs to have a general knowledge. The design has a comic-style, which is pleasant for children, but also for adults. Their is no parents area.

Attractiveness Hintergrund

The App is easy to find in the App Store, it´s for free and got an attractive design. The user can spin the globe and zoom in while playing. This gives the impression of looking down on earth -or- the globe. There is relaxing music playing in the background. Because of the variety of questions and topics to choose, it is interesting to play the game often. It motivates the user to play again and again to get more points and achieve a higher score than other players.

Gender Hintergrund

The design is neutral and appeals to both female and male.

Usability Hintergrund

Upon opening the application, there is an introduction on how to play the game. The functions of the elements are clear and easy to understand. The navigation is simple to understand with logical symbols.

Social Media Hintergrund

There is an option to connect to facebook and twitter. Parents don’t have the option to control access to third-party applications. If the user wants to connect to social media, he/she needs to do so at registration.

Commercial Elements Hintergrund

There are no commercial elements.

Safety Hintergrund

The description does not give any information about the required age the user of this App should have. It is not clear if the App is made for children or for adults, but it does not include dangerous or explicit content. One game takes 5 to 10 minutes depending on knowledge and skill level.

Reliability Hintergrund

The description is very short and gives only a short introduction of the game. It`s possilbe to get in contact with the producer through an e-mail access. The App is for free, but the App Store offers similar games for a small fee.

Privacy Hintergrund

To download the App on your smartphone or tablet, you have to log into your iTunes account – which contains your personal information. The app is indirectly connected to social-media. There is no parents-area to control this option.

Wow! Hintergrund

The app contains long term enjoyment because of the different topics and the plethora of questions. But after a while some questions are repeated and not all countries and cities are included.

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