British Library, the trove of knowledge, history, science and all that good stuff, has officially launched its own app for Apple’s iDevices and Google’s Android platform.
The aptly named Treasures app gives users virtual access to over a hundred of British Library’s most revered articles and artefacts of historical significance, including the world’s oldest Bible and one of the four major surviving manuscripts and sketches by Leonardo Da Vinci.
The ‘treasures’ as they are called, can be browsed in different categories such as Literature, History, Music, Maps & Views, Faith & Religions, Illuminated Manuscripts, Science and Evolving English.
The app is packed with over 250 high-resolution images and 40 videos with expert commentary to keep history nuts giddy throughout the entire experience.
It’s a real nice collection, considering there are enough items in the British Library to take 40,000 years to view them all if you looked at ten every day of your life. Thankfully you don’t have to do that, but you’ll still learn a great deal about major works of historical value and may even feel inspired to actually go see the real thing, which we think is the real objective of the app.
You can pick up the Treasures app right now for an introductory offer of just £1.19 for the iPhone and Android and £2.39 for iPad. But hurry, as the offer only lasts until January 24th.