Next month, our Barefoot World Atlas app turns one year old. What a year it has been! The app has received phenomenal acclaim from children, adults, and mainstream media alike. It’s now available in English, Spanish, Catalan and French with more languages available soon. We have won a whole passel of awards and recognition, including Time Magazine’s Top 25 Apps for Kids, Apple® Editor’s Choice, and even Apple® App of the Week. Wired calls it “tactile, responsive, immersive, and educational.” And we couldn’t agree more!

You might think that the editorial team that worked on this groundbreaking app would know it by heart by now. But that’s the incredible thing about this app. You never have the same experience twice! Every time I open it up and give the world a lazy spin, I seem to learn something new. Here are some of the tidbits I’ve come across recently…

  • Where is Earth’s first designated UFO landing pad located?
  • What kind of creature can taste with its feet?
  • What is making Niagara Falls move 3 feet each year?
  • Why do geese fly in a V-shaped formation?
  • What makes the White House different from the homes of other heads of state?
  • Why aren’t there any dogsled teams in Antarctica anymore?
  • What makes the Aurora borealis geoicon different from every other icon in the app?

What unforgettable gems have you and your family learned from the Barefoot World Atlas app lately?


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