10 Great iPhone Apps


Reference: The World Factbook '09

What would take an iPhone app from release to number one in less than a week? How about the opportunity to have the world at your fingertips, or the chance to impress your friends with interesting information about Auckland, or a quick satellite view of Gabon? The World Factbook '09 shot up Apple's most popular paid application rankings fast, because it seemingly puts the whole world in your hands.

With detailed information on more than 250 countries and territories, you're sure to discover something interesting every time you launch the app. In addition to the basic information you would expect, such as population, imports/exports and land mass, the World Factbook '09 includes political information, military issues and up-to-date details on specific areas of the world whose status has not been resolved, such as the Middle East.

By linking directly with Google Maps, World Factbook '09 allows you view satellite images and maps of specific areas of interest in any country. This is a great app to have on hand when you're watching the news. And free updates are included, so you'll always have the latest facts on hand.

For more on the iPhone and related technologies, dial up the next page.

Related Articles


  • "9-Tool Free Event." We Love Apps. (May 4, 2009) http://weloveapps.net/main/app/28626
  • AppShopper Web site. (May 4, 2009)http://appshopper.com
  • CrunchBase. "Urbanspoon iPhone App." (May 5, 2009) http://www.crunchbase.com/product/urbanspoon-iphone-app
  • GamePress iPhone Watchers. (May 5, 2009) http://www.iphonewatchers.com
  • iPhone Application List Web site. (May 4, 2009) http://iphoneapplicationlist.com/
  • iPhones.com. "iShred LE - Pocket-sized Guitar Power Chords and Effects for the iPhone." (May 6, 2009) http://iphones.com/ishred-le-pocket-sized-guitar-power-chords-and-effects-for-the-iphone
  • Jim Dalrymple. "IShred Turns Your IPhone Into a Guitar." PC World. (May 5, 2009) http://www.pcworld.com/article/159525/ishred_turns_your_iphone_into_a_guitar.html,
  • Kalkbrenner, Thorsten. "Karma Art." Apptism. (May 4, 2009) http://www.apptism.com/apps/karma-art
  • Martinelli, Nicole. "Wheels on the Bus iPhone App Puts Kids in Driver's Seat, Frees Parents." Cult of Mac. (May 4, 2009) http://cultofmac.com/wheels-on-the-bus-iphone-app-puts-kids-in-drivers-seat-frees-parents/8654
  • Moren, Dan. "A Special Phone App Helps Visually-impaired Use Iphone." PCWorld. (May 6, 2009) http://www.pcworld.com/article/162737/a_special_phone_app_helps_visuallyimpaired_use_iphone.html
  • Morris, Christine. "Wheels on the Bus Review." 148Apps.com. (April 30, 2009) http://www.148apps.com/reviews/wheels-bus/
  • New Mobile Tech. "Twitterfon Review." (May 7, 2009) http://newmobiletech.com/twitterfon/
  • Stone, Brad. "Amazon Acquires Stanza." The New York Times. (May 5, 2009) http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/04/27/amazon-acquires-stanza-an-e-book-application-for-the-iphone


Pokemon Go Where Ingress Went

Pokemon Go Where Ingress Went

Are you glued to your phone chasing down a MewTwo? HowStuffWorks Now investigates how Niantic is selecting all those in-game locations.