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10Pearls and National Geographic Release the New GeoBee Challenge App(March 19, 2014)
Herndon, VA (PRWEB) March 19, 2014
Each year thousands of schools in the United States participate in the National Geographic Bee using materials prepared by the National Geographic Society. The competition is designed to encourage geography in the classroom, ignite student interest in the world around them, and increase public awareness about geography. Schools with students in grades four through eight are eligible for this entertaining and challenging test of geographic knowledge.
The GeoBee Challenge app lets users see if they have what it takes to be the next National Geographic Bee Champion! Users are able to explore the world while testing their smarts navigating through beautiful National Geographic provided maps and images.
"National Geographic's apps are enjoyed by millions of people around the world every day, and we need to make sure both the design and content meet our standards of excellence and quality. 10Pearls' work on the updated GeoBee Challenge app has breathed much-needed life into the game, redesigning some key elements to keep it in line with our and Apple's stringent requirements, and ensuring the GeoBee Challenge app has a solid foundation and can provide users with exciting geography quizzes for years to come," commented Jess Elder, Senior Product Manager, Digital Products, National Geographic.
The GeoBee Challenge App features include:
Multiple Choice Rounds: Answers come from a library of more than 1,300 National Geographic Bee questions.
Map Challenge Rounds: Ability to Zoom, pinch, and tap one's way to find spots on an interactive map from a catalog of 1,000+ locations.
Bonus Rounds: Includes compelling National Geographic photographs where users locate what's in the photo on the interactive map...only that the App does not tell you where the photo was taken or what is in the picture!
About National Geographic
The National Geographic Society is one of the worlds largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations. Founded in 1888 to increase and diffuse geographic knowledge, the Society works to inspire people to care about the planet. National Geographic reflects the world through its magazines, television programs, films, music and radio, books, DVDs, maps, school publishing programs, exhibitions, live events, travel programs, interactive media and merchandise. National Geographic magazine, the Societys official journal published in English and 37 local-language editions, is read by more than 60 million people each month. The National Geographic Channel reaches 440 million households in 171 countries in 38 languages. National Geographic Digital Media receives more than 25 million visitors a month. National Geographic has funded more than 10,000 scientific research, conservation and exploration projects and supports an education program promoting geography literacy.
For more information, visit National Geographic or contact Kelsey Flora at (202) 823-8023 or kflora(at)ngs(dot)org.
10Pearls is an award-winning application development company that helps businesses accelerate, innovate and scale. We specialize in mobile, enterprise apps, and gamification. Our combined strengths in user experience, product management and technology coupled with our agile development process and global workforce, allow us to closely partners with our customers successfully. Mobile expertise includes phones and tablets in all flavors (iOS, Android, Windows), and cross-platform Cloud-based development leveraging various technologies, including MEAN, LAMP, RoR, Java, DotNet and Sharepoint.
For more information, visit 10Pearls or contact Sid Hansen at (703) 935-1919 or info(at)10pearls(dot)com.
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