From the slovenly sloths of the Amazon rainforest to the predatory polar bears of the Arctic Circle, World of Animals is a new monthly magazine from the makers of How It Works and All About History that takes a unique look at wonderful wildlife from all over the globe.
With breathtaking photography, captivating stories and stunning illustrations, each issue offers the safari of a lifetime that takes the reader on a fact-filled tour of the planet’s favourite wildlife, exploring the habitats, behaviour and societies of all Earth’s creatures, great and small.
On sale today, the first issue includes an in-depth look into the world of gorillas, an exposé of 50 animals dangerously close to extinction and what can be done to save them, plus a bite-by-bite account of how great white sharks hunt down their prey.
In an exclusive interview with Phillip Caudell, who developed the app for this stunning new magazine’s digital edition, iCreate finds out what it took to tame the World of Animals Newsstand app:
The biggest challenge was designing a UI that gets out the way, but is still easy for a user to understand and use. You want content to have priority over everything else, which can present interesting problems – it’s fun, though.
2) Is there any feature of the app in particular that you’re most proud of?
I’m particularly fond of the smart zooming; it allows you to double tap an area and for the page to be aligned to an area of interest. It was a lot harder than we originally thought.
3) Which part of World of Animals do you think will look amazing in your app?
Since the app has a UI that recedes, it really lets the full-page photography shine through.
4) What were you most excited to learn about in the first issue of World Of Animals?
That gorillas eat ants. (I prefer to eat Milky Buttons.)
5) What is your favourite animal?
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