Barefoot World Atlas 4+

The world at your fingertips

Barefoot Books Inc.

Designed for iPad

    • 4.0 • 132 Ratings
    • $4.99



NEW EDITION! Fly around the interactive 3D globe and discover the rich wonders of our planet. Barefoot World Atlas show-stopping interactive app allows children to explore an enticing, spinning world packed with animated icons, an ever-changing soundscape and interactive quizzes.

“An immersive app that immediately invites exploration” – The New York Times
An Apple Editor’s Choice Pick, App of the Week, and in the App Hall of Fame.
Featured on NBC’s Today Show as a top education app

Originally released in 2012, the newly updated World Atlas app dives deeper into world art, major cities and North America, and a new “surprise” option allows children to discover exciting new features and places on the globe just by shaking their device. With the new “favorites” mode children can personalize their world, providing a fun and interactive way to share their adventures with friends and family.

A multi-language, universal app optimised for the retina display
Spin, zoom and fly around the globe!
Follow an ever-changing musical soundscape
Learn fascinating facts about regions, oceans, countries and great cities
Read along and listen to geographer and BBC TV presenter Nick Crane, and narrators Seema Anand and Thérèse Plummer
Enjoy beautiful animated illustrations by artist David Dean
View hundreds of mini-videos and breathtaking photographs
Discover some of the world’s artistic masterpieces
Test your knowledge with fun, interactive quizzes and puzzles!

Languages: English, French, Spanish, Catalan, Japanese, German

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What’s New

Version 4.0.5

Minor bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
132 Ratings

132 Ratings

🦄SparklyRainbowUnicorn🦄 ,

This app is fun but very glitchy

My Grandpa seent this app 2 me bc I was kinda into georgraphy at the time and so we luckily didn't need 2 pay. I played it for almost 2 years and really enjoyed all the features and icons. Then I kinda got sick of it and didn't get back into it for a while. Then when I started playing it again, I found it wasn't the same as before. It was exactly the same, but every 30 seconds it crashed. I don't know what caused this issue, just because I hadn't played it for a long time, but I'm sure that wasn't the problem. They probably updated it and it made it glitchy, unless I was just out of space or somepthing. Great job overall... but pls fix the bug.

Developer Response ,

Sorry you had problems with the app previously. Please do try it again as we have recently updated it and fixed a number of bugs. Best wishes from the Barefoot Team!

HelenNJ ,

Great app spoiled by factual errors and odd choices

The app has a great design and is fun to use to get the kids interested in geography and world culture. But after finding several errors within minutes, I’m not sure how reliable the rest of information is. For example, Latvia’s currency is not Lat, it’s EUR since 2014, and Lithuania borders KalinINgrad Oblast, not Kalingrad. The old currency is listed as well.

I’ve checked only a few European countries so far and am not sure the choice of highlights make sense. E.g. for Spain it shows Tower of La Giralda as a landmark. Why not Alhambra? It’s a world wonder even in Civilization. Not sure what was the train of thought behind some choices.

The quizzes are also disappointing: it’s a choice between matching the flag and matching the shape. I have trouble having the kid to remember the capital cities (much more important information) and there seems to be no quiz for that.

A lot of unrealized potential in this app.

Developer Response ,

Hello and thank you for taking the time to get in touch with us about the app. We will hopefully be able to make those amends on our next update. As for choice of landmarks, obviously there are so many that could have been included and we appreciate that some people feel we could have chosen different ones. We will also note that a capital cities quiz could be added in future. Best wishes from the Barefoot Team!

Fluffy Totoro ,

Amazing Fun App!

I love this app! It's filled with beautiful with a hand drawn charm to all the animated art in it. It has a lot of fun facts and quirkiness to it that kids would love. I don't understand why people are complaining here but I had no issues loading this on my iPhone 6S or iPad Air. People ranting about space, really? Get a life. The high resolution animated art and other aspects of the design require it. I think people complain too much and don't appreciate things. I've used this app for a couple years and it never gets old just for fun and can't wait to introduce my daughter to it :)

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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