Churchill Speeches Audiobook for iPad app recently caught my eye and the 99-cent price was irresistible.
The app is what it sounds like: a collection of audio recordings from many of Winston Churchill's speeches during World War II. There's nothing remarkable about this as an iPad app though. In fact, I'm kind of surprised the developers didn't first release it as an iPhone app and just make it available for use on the iPad. They went the opposite route though as this one is only available as an iPad app. Odd.
So what do you do when your app is really about audio and you have that nice, large iPad app screen at your disposal? You offer some totally unrelated, cheesey background images. Listeners can opt for one of five different backgrounds including my personal favorite, the video loop of someone's fireplace.
Don't let the goofy video chase you away from this one though. I've only listened to a few of the speeches so far and I love it, although I do wish I could use it on my iPhone. I'd also like to see them release similar apps with the amazing speeches from people like FDR, JFK and Martin Luther King, Jr., for example.