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Published on November 2nd, 2011 | by Christian Cawley

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Doctor Who Encyclopedia on Your iPad!

Doctor Who Encyclopedia on iTunes

Here’s a treat for all of you iPad owners – BBC Books have announced the launch of the Doctor Who Encyclopedia for iPad!

Developed by Brandwidth in partnership with BBC Books and written by former Doctor Who script editor Gary Russell, the app is the ultimate guide to seven years of thrilling Doctor Who adventures, which includes up to date information on every episode since the show’s return to our screens in 2005. It allows you to scroll your way through a complete A-Z of the show and explore and search thousands of entries by series or episode. You will discover the Doctor’s fiercest enemies, closest allies and key places and objects and have the opportunity to preview and buy those must-have episodes.

Containing over 3000 entries featuring links to episodes, people, places and objects that relate to it. Additionally, each entry has an episode reference, allowing you to search the Encyclopedia by episode or series – so you can find out all you ever need to know about the Doctor, his allies, enemies and everywhere he’s ever visited. You can also preview episodes and buy your favourites directly from iTunes.

Albert DePetrillo, Senior Editorial Director at BBC Books:

‘The Doctor Who Encyclopedia offers a completely immersive digital reading experience, offering fans a stunning variety of navigational possibilities as they explore the world of the Doctor. In its simple and intuitive design, as well as its intelligent and elegant execution, the digital Encyclopedia is pure Doctor Who and I am very proud to be publishing it on the BBC Books list.’

The initial purchase of the app is £4.99 on iTunes and will include all of the Eleventh Doctor’s content, as found in the newly revised and updated edition of The Doctor Who Encyclopedia. Further downloads at £4.99 each include all Ninth and Tenth Doctor content.

The app also contains 11 unique portals – special interactive entries, for the Doctor, Amy, Rory, River and other major characters. The Doctors’ portal uses parallax technology which allows users to move their iPad to scroll through a 3D environment, featuring the Doctor’s closest companions and deadliest enemies.

The Doctor Who Encyclopedia is an unforgettable tour of time and space. Encyclopedias are cool. Head to www.doctorwhoencyclopedia.com for further details.

You can find out more about Brandwidth at their website, www.brandwidth.co.uk. Meanwhile follow @DrWhoBBCBooks on Twitter, and discuss the release with the #WhoiPad hashtag!

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About the Author

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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




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