Fragile Earth (Fragile Earth), a new program in the App Store, for products from Apple, released this week, is the epitome of a simple idea, and it actually works just as well - two or more pictures of the same place on the screen. Photos differ only in the time when they were made. Use the slider in the middle, you can see how this place looked like in the past or present. Thus, you can visually see the changes that have been made insurmountable global forces, such as the time, industrialization, war, development or climate change.
The application, available until 29th April for $ 0.99, there is a version for the iPhone and iPad, and it is optimized for the Retina display of the new iPad. Currently, there are 73 pictures of different places all over the world, divided into categories: "Natural Phenomena", "Global Warming", "The Impact of Man" and "Wild Weather". Certain locations may be filtered by time art or areas. Once you apply to a specific image, you get a full screen image with a button at the bottom of the screen, which gives more information about the place that you see. In the middle of the image is sliding to the right and to the left scroll slider that when moved, allows you to see how the location has changed over time.
The idea behind the application is not based only on the human impact or climate change, though it is - definitely the main part of the program. There are numerous scenes of disaster - one of the most interesting - a description of the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. Scenes range from the dying Aral Sea in Central Asia to the Indonesian tsunami of deforestation in the Amazon to the expansion of the burning night lights of Las Vegas.
Of course, the application can not yet boast a large number of photographic scenes. But developers zealously argue that they will constantly replenish the collection with new scenes, including the scene of the Great Wonders of the World. "We do not mess around - is an application meant to us as a big deal and we’re not going to rest on our laurels," they say.
Original: Physorg com