"Embrace Space" smartphone application now available Published on: 11/10/2011, Last update: 30/01/2012
Discover the exciting FP7 space research projects supported by the European Union on your smartphone (iPhone & Android)
Today 1 billion people access the internet. Within the next decade, the next billion internet users will access the net with smart phones. According to Morgan Stanley, mobile internet is currently experiencing a higher rate of growth than desktop internet did.
The Space Research & Development Unit of DG Enterprise & Industry of the European Commission has therefore taken Space Research to the smart phone platform in a two step approach, by developing the interactive and informative "Embrace Space" iPhone & Android App, now available for download on the Appstore and Android market as per the following paths:
- iPhone and iPad users should go to the Appstore and search for “embrace space” or use the following link:
- Android users can find it on the Android market under the same name or under the following link:
The "Embrace Space" Space Research app is the first EU-funded FP7 initiative that allows the user to discover the FP7 Space projects in one convenient and easy-to-use mobile application. The contents are labeled under 3 themes: ISS, Earth & Space. In addition, the app offers a media-rich experience with a video, images and the people behind the scenes. This new version keeps you posted on the latest news regarding the FP7 Space Research projects and allows you to bookmark your favourite subjects.
In the section "extra", you can test your EU knowledge through the interactive FP7 & Space Quiz and you can even follow Emma, the seagull, via the infotainment option based on an innovative geo-localization technology that allows you to keep track of the seagull in her flight across the continents.
The Space & research Unit of DG Enterprise & Industry wishes you to enjoy your iSpace trip!