As the 10-year anniversary of the World Trade Center disaster at September 11th approaches, an interesting article at the New York Observer reveals that writer-director Steve Rosenbaum is preparing a 9/11 Memorial app. Unfortunately, it appears the app will only be available on the iPad.
I say unfortunately because I find it sad that an event that so many experienced as one that unified an entire country (if briefly) is now effectively separating citizens out based on whether they own an iPad.
Rosenbaum’s decision to developer the app (called 9/11 Memorial: Past, Present and Future) only for the iPad has been the subject of some controversy, but Rosenbaum simply considered the iPad to be the best device on which to display the app. Apple seems to have appreciate the iPad exclusivity, as the app made it through the App Store’s approval process in a mere 36 hours.
The app will be available for free starting on September 1 and lasting through September 12th, and will then increase to $9.9 when the promotion has concluded. The app features hundreds of photos and hours ov video that details both the event and the creation of the World Trade Center Memorial and 9/11 museum.