updated 05:10 pm EDT, Fri July 6, 2007
This Day in History
MacKiev has released This Day in History the first in a series of planned educational iPhone software applications. The app is based on the widget of the same name from Software MacKiev's World Book Multimedia Encyclopedia, and shows a calendar page for each historical event that took place on a given day. The developer says "On July 6th, for example, it shows that John Paul Jones, the American naval hero, was born on this day in 1747. Events that correspond to the current day in history are shown automatically each day." Other titles currently under development are an iPhone companion application to the company's 3D Weather Globe and Atlas that will display wind speed, barometric pressure, dew point and other weather conditions and World Book Trivia Challenge, with questions taken from the World Book Multimedia Encyclopedia. This Day in History is available free of charge.