PRLog - Jun. 29, 2012 - SOHO, U.K. -- London, UK, 19 June 2012: Mango Design today announced the launch of Ripperpedia, an app for iPhone and iPad. Ripperpedia allows both those new to the Jack the Ripper case and experienced researchers to access the facts about the people, places and evidence involved, and to use hyperlinks within the text to see how they are related.
Ripperpedia has been available in Apple’s App Store since 6 June and has gained a 5-star rating. Purchasers’ comments include:
“A great research tool... also great for pupils studying GCSE or Victorian history.”
“It contains nothing but the facts, theories and fanciful ideas stripped back to allow those new to the case and Ripperologists access everything you need to find out about the people and the places involved.”
“At last a decent Jack the Ripper app! For anyone with even a passing interest in Jack the Ripper and the Whitechapel Murders of 1888-91, this app comes highly recommended... Excellent.”
Ripperpedia was created by John Bennett and Adam Wood for Mango Design. Both are researchers with a long-standing interest in the Ripper case whose work is well known in the field. John Bennett is the author of three books on the Ripper and London’s East End, while Adam Wood is Executive Editor of Ripperologist magazine.
Ripperpedia features more than 150 entries and 200 illustrations, along with videos of five of the murder sites as they are today. An interactive map with GPS functionality pinpoints the exact locations of the places and events described in the app. New entries will be added on a regular basis and available to purchasers as free updates.
Adam Wood commented: “Interest in Jack the Ripper has never been higher, with more written on the case in the past few years than ever before. Ripperpedia was created to allow users to cut through the myth and access the facts, utilising the immediacy and interactivity afforded by smartphone content. It is intended to be a key point of reference for serious researchers and those with a casual interest in the Jack the Ripper alike. Reaction to the app has been excellent, and in direct response to requests we are currently looking to produce a version for Android smartphones as well as foreign language versions.”
For additional information, contact:
020 7060 4142