Sunday marks the tenth anniversary of the horrible events of 9/11. If you want to remember and commemorate the event with your iPad, here are a three apps that do just that.
The 911 Memorial: Past, Present and Future – Free
The 911 Memorial app serves as the best of the bunch, so get it first and get it before Sunday when the price jumps from free to $9.95. In the app you can explore the site of the devastation from many perspectives with lots of photos, videos and information. It gives you the before, present and after by showing what the site was like through pictures and videos before that fateful day, what happend on the morning of 9/11 and events following the attacks.
The app includes the following:
- 40 videos with more than an hour footage of things like site tours, museum scenes and animations
- 400+ pictures including photos of the original construction of the twin towers, the artifacts left over, and more
- Interviews with the memorial creator
- Interactive way to relive the morning of 9/11 including a timeline of the events
- Share your thoughts with those at the museum
- Video of the attacks
- Guide to the museum
Steven Rosenbaum made the important documentary 7 Days in September, which many see as the best depiction of the events surrounding the attacks. Rosenbaum had a big part in helping make this app and scenes from his documentary figure prominently in the content.
Below you will see the opening screen of the app:
Here is one of the many videos, this one a YouTube video of the construction of the original twin towers:
Scenes of the above video may have been take from this YouTube video:
The interactive timeline offers a way to learn the history of the events leading up to and following the 9/11.
The app is free in the App Store.
9/11 – Free
9/11 is another app filled with photos and some videos about 9/11. While the above app focuses primarily on the events surrounding the twin towers in New York, this one offers more info about Washington, D.C. and the Pentagon, as well as Shanksville, PA. The first app has more total content and better unique content, but this one will offer more about the other two sites.
You can watch security camera video from the crash at the Pentagon seeing the stop action video of the moment just before the plane hit the building and just after.
The app includes the flight paths of the four planes used in the attacks.
You can find the app for free in the app store.
9/11 Early Signs and Aftermath – Free; $2.99/book in app purchase
Vook provides a number of electronic and interactive ebooks about the events of 9/11 in this app. The app itself is free, but you don’t get anything but a guide on how to use the Vook app. Each book actually costs $2.99. So download it and see if you would like to read the books, but otherwise I wouldn’t bother. The above free apps offer much more content. However, I mention it because you might want the eBooks included, so give it a look.