The Spirit of '76 app brings together the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence, plus Robert R. Livingston (a member of the committee to draft the Declaration, though not a signer), and George Washington. You will find a variety of biographical tidbits relating to their faith, careers, education, youth, and the founding of the United States of America as documented in "The Lives of the Signers" by B.J. Lossing.
In it, you'll also find a collection of quotations and links to their various writings revealing the thoughts and principles of these founders.
To further illuminate the setting for America's founding, you'll find descriptions of various events and topics spanning the eighteenth and early nineteenth century.
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v. 3.0.0 Bug fixes for iPad: fix crash on launch due to changes in fonts available. Fixed crash related to iCloud syncing of favorites.
v. 2.0.1 Bug fixes for iPhone/iPod Touch: fix crash when trying to scroll through list of founder attributes (such as Facts or Quotes).
v. 2.0 Update for iOS 7.
- New UI for iPad and iPhone (including iPhone 5).
- Allow user to save favorites.
- Share discoveries with others (Facebook, Twitter, etc.).
- Enhanced searching.
- Support for user feedback.
- Corrections to and clarifications of entries (grateful for feedback!).
- Numerous "under the hood" enhancements.
- Bug fixes.
Fixed bugs on iPad version that caused crashing on startup due to 1) font issues and 2) iCloud syncing support.
Change support email address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ratings and Reviews
Educational but has issues
Great idea and educational tool but a few issues. First, app crashes a lot. Second, the quotes are great but sometimes you want a quote based on a category, ie is like a quote on patriotism or education. I just look in the category and see all the quotes relevant to that issue. That is more helpful than going through every founder to find a quote about a topic you want.
Developer Response ,
Please note the we have identified the bug causing the crash and have released an update. Thank you for the feature suggestions; we will examine the possibility of adding the enhancements.
This app provides some great, in-depth information about the people and events responsible for the founding of America. I have learned a great deal about the signers through this app, and I would rate it five stars if not for a handful of inaccuracies and various misspellings. I haven't seen anything too major, but this app could definitely use some proofreading. Two examples:
The app states that three Americans were killed in the Boston Massacre, when in reality five died.
The title of the event "1776 Colonies to States" spells "states" as "sates."
The app will not work
The App will not work
I paided for the APP it will NOT Work
Anymore Don’t Buy it
Developer Response ,
Please note the we have identified the bug causing the crash and have released an update.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.