Ever fancied being in the Guinness Book of Records but never had the get up and go to stack 50 milk crates on your head or run the 100 metres in less that 9.5 seconds? Well now there’s an app for your iPad that will let you break a world record from the comfort of your couch.
Entitled Guinness World Records: At Your Fingertips, the app is available from the iTunes Store from this morning for £2.99. The app will give you access to record content, video and photos of a whole array of records from the Guinness archive. “Every image, video and interactive feature has been specially selected to make the most of the iPad’s unique fingertip functionality,” a statement said. Users will have access to over 50 photographs, 140 records and 20 video clips under the topic areas Tallest, Strangest, Most, Deadliest, Fastest, Craziest and Most Expensive. However the most interesting aspect of this app is the ability, within the app, to become a record holder yourself.
iPad users will, for the first time ever, be able to attempt and set real Guinness World Records straight from their iPad. Three new record challenges have been designed specifically for the iPad and will be exclusive to Guinness World Records: At Your Fingertips. The first challenge is called Fastest 100m on an iPad where you will take on the world’s fastest man as your fingers go tip-to-toe with Usain ‘Lighting’ Bolt and attempt to break his 9.58-second record. The second challenge is called Fastest alphabet backwards where you try to become the fastest at speed typing the alphabet backwards.
The final of the three challenges is called longest sequence memorised which is a memory endurance test where the noises are inspired by real human sounds. Leader boards for each record challenge will be hosted online and somebody, somewhere is guaranteed a place in the record books when Guinness World Records announces the world’s best for each challenge on 1st May next year.
“This is not the Guinness World Records book for the iPad, this is unique and specifically created content that is dedicated to showcasing everything that is amazing about the iPad and Guinness World Records;” said Craig Glenday, Editor-in-Chief of Guinness World Records.