Sept11WTCSouthTowerUA175_smallThe New York Observer reports on documentary filmmaker and web developer Steve Rosenbaum, who has decided to make an iPad app memorializing the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. The app will include both pictures and video, and go into detail about the original construction of the towers, the attacks that brought them down, and the construction of the 9/11 memorial and museum.

Perhaps controversially, the app will only be available for the iPad. Rosenbaum feels that it’s simply the best platform on which the powerful nature of the photographs and media can be displayed. Rather than being seen on a phone, he wanted it to be “big and glossy.” (By contrast, there already is a 9/11 memorial iPhone app, which was released around this time last year.)

Apparently Apple was keen on the idea as well; rather than the usual several-week approval process, his app was green-lighted in just a day and a half. The app will be available for free between 9/1 and 9/12, and will then cost $9.95. (The article does not say whether any of the proceeds from its sale will be donated to 9/11-related charities.)

(Found via Gizmodo.)

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