Google released new 3D imagery Android app known as Verne The Himalayas. By using this app, kids get to explore the world using maps. Google is adding 3D imagery from all over the world for many years. This new app enables users can even explore far away to any locations by just clicking a button.
Taking the idea further, Google turned this 3D imagery app to interactive educational playgrounds. The app ‘Verne The Himalayas’ has a giant 500 foot Yeti, Verne. Yeti can move around, go for skating, climb up to the top of Mt Everest and ride a jet-pack, chase yaks and much more.
The app has the either way too, and it educates kids about the facts with a disembodied voice. For example, “The Himalayas are the tallest mountain range in the world.” The app is a combination of a typical mobile game and 3D map. Players can explore as they like, there is no fixed path.
Players come across traditional Tibetan trumpet can play a tune, and an umbrella lets fly high to get a bird’s- eye view. The app also enables to zoom into a Google street view to have a closer look at the scenery. “Our idea became a new, experimental app called Verne The Himalayas. It invites you to explore the Himalayas as a 500-foot Yeti named Verne.
You can run up Mt. Everest, chase yaks, discover bits of information, ride a jet-pack, play Himalayan instruments, and more. We’re excited to share it today as a fun way for anyone to take a summer trip to the tallest mountain range in the world.” Said, Google Spokesperson.
Though this app might not be a full-fledged history lesson for kids, it will be a great experience to learn about the region. The app is available for free exclusively on Google playstore and also can Download here.
Additional Information on Verne The Himalayas
Compatibility: Requires Android 4.4 and above
Size: 213 MB