Life in the Womb: a stunning visual guide to pregnancy
iPad App Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com
Life in the Womb, developed by The Science Picture Company, is an incredible interactive journey through 40 weeks of pregnancy. Whether you’re an expecting parent, a medical student, or just someone who’s curious about baby development, Life in the Womb is an awesome educational app.
Concept and Functionality:
There are plenty of informational sources about the pregnancy process for expecting parents, but I’ve never seen anything quite like Life in the Womb.
Instead of reading about a baby’s developmental stages via a text source, users can experience everything from week one to forty with interactive 3D visuals and helpful bits of text that explain exactly what’s going on with both the mother’s body and the unborn child.
Life in the Womb can be experienced two different ways. Holding your iPad horizontally displays all of the 3D visuals that are available for each week. Users can navigate through each week by swiping their finger or by selecting a week from a handy menu.
Turning the iPad vertically displays a combination of visuals and text for a rich hybrid experience. This unique combination of illustrations, information, and interactive experiences makes Life in the Womb a truly wonderful app.
In addition to providing excellent information about a baby’s development, Life in the Womb also explains medical processes such as checks and scans. This is great for first time parents and med students who are working to familiarize themselves with the medical aspect of pregnancy.
In terms of features, Life in the Womb is very straightforward and functions primarily as an interactive book. Though not jam-packed with bonuses beyond interactive 3D visuals and useful knowledge, this certainly doesn’t undermine the wealth of information that Life in the Womb provides to users.
One thing I’d love to see added to the app is a space for users to jot down notes for each week, either in a separate part of the app or right on each week’s page.
This would be a great way for parents and students to keep track of ideas, important points of information, and experiences pertaining to that particular week.
Life in the Womb can be downloaded from the App Store for $4.99 and is compatible with iPad. The app is a 1GB download, so be sure there’s plenty of space on your device to accommodate.
Overall, I must say that Life in the Womb is an incredible app that’s a must-have for expecting parents and medical students.
Life in the Womb requires iOS 7.0 or later and is compatible with iPad. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.
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