iPhone App: Pocket History Ancient Egypt

by Vincent on March 25, 2011

Instead of a game today I bring you a free handy pocket reference iPhone app. It has a nice clean interface, and is easy to use. The main menu items are as follows:

  • History
  • Egyptian Gods
  • Pharaoh’s Treasure
  • Culture
  • Government
  • Tech
  • All content is taken from Wikipedia, so you could get the same information and more by searching Wikipedia instead.  This app gives it all to you in one place though so the searches have already been done for you.

    Here’s a look at the Egyptian Gods menu item for example:

    It also has a simple hieroglyphic translator but it is terrible.  It’s a very basic one that simply gives the phonetic hieroglyphs for each letter of the English alphabet.  So you can type in your name and get the corresponding hieroglyphs.  The problem is though that it gives completely wrong hieroglyphs, sometimes with made up hieroglyphs!

    Note in this example letters ‘H’ and ‘F’ are both assigned the same hieroglyph – the double dot, which is not even an actual hieroglyph. In fact, I’ve never seen any of these hieroglyphs associated with these letters.

    Though this app is nothing special, it works and it is free.  Just don’t bother with the hieroglyph translator.

    Download the app by clicking on the App Store icon below:



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