One of the single most defining moments of this century would be the 9/11 Attacks on the Twin Towers.  Everybody remembers where he or she was during the attacks in 2001.  It has been 10 years and for the 10th anniversary, writer-director Steve Rosenbaum is preparing his 9/11 Memorial app to commemorate this occasion.

The 9/11 Memorial: Past, Present and Future brings us for a close look at the World Trade Center site-including the original development of the Twin Towers, the attacks that brought them down and the elaborate process behind the construction of the memorial and the accompanying museum.  The App contains some 400 still photographs and hours of video clips.

Explaining why he wanted it to be an iPad exclusive:

The nature of the photographs are so powerful, so to render them in anything but full color seemed wrong to me. And I didn't want it to be viewed on a phone. I wanted it to be big and glossy.


Steve Rosenbaum has been documenting whats happening at Ground Zero since day 1.  Shortly after the attacks he placed an ad asking for photos and videos of the event.  Eventually he assembled a collection of 500 hours of footage that he compiled into his acclaimed 2002 documentary 7 days in September.

Steve Rosenbaum has already submitted the app in anticipation of a lengthy approval process by the app store.  The app was approved in one and a half days, which is one of the fastest turn-around times for an App approval that I have ever heard of.

Meanwhile I look forward to the app.  It will be free between September 1 and September 12 and after which, it will cost $9.95.

The original post was published on Simon Blog: 9/11 Memorial App for iPad Coming to App Store