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World Wildlife Fund Launches First iPad App to Bring the World’s Most Amazing Animals ‘Together’

WWF Together lets users explore, discover and get closer to endangered species in an interactive iPad experience

WASHINGTON, DC, Jan 14, 2013 – World Wildlife Fund (WWF) delivers the experience of the world’s most amazing animals in its debut of the organization’s first U.S. iPad application, ‘WWF Together’. Now available for free in the iTunes App Store, WWF Together is a unique digital experience that allows users to get closer to the lives of the endangered animals that WWF works to protect, including whales, elephants, rhinos, and other fascinating species.

WWF Together incorporates playful, interactive elements to unfold the stories of eight animal portraits, with new species to be added regularly. Each animal portrait includes editorial content, high-definition videos, stunning photography, unusual facts, and downloadable origami folding instructions. By completing the individual animal stories, social media and email functionality is unlocked as animated origami videos that can be shared with friends.

Utilizing the iPad’s distinctive gestural and hardware features, WWF Together puts users at the center of the world’s most majestic wildlife as they swipe sea ice to reveal polar bear facts, chop the panda’s bamboo, and access the device’s camera to simulate tiger vision. Additionally, the iPad’s location-based services give users the chance to spin an interactive, 3D globe and discover how far away they are from 60 different species around the world.

WWF’s Senior VP of Communications and Marketing, Terry Macko commented:

“The WWF Together app is about how we must all work together to save the world’s most magnificent species. With a quarter of all Americans owning tablets, this is the next step in advancing our use of digital technology to engage, educate and entertain all generations on the importance of conserving the diversity of life on our planet.”

WWF Together was designed and developed by AKQA, with animal portraits by renowned environmental photographer Morten Koldby.

For more information:

Visit WWF’s website: www.worldwildlife.org/together
Download WWF Together in the iTunes App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wwf-together/id581920331?ls=1&mt=8
View the app trailer video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COPOEOnRnNk
Download press images, video content, and a PDF guide of the app: https://akqa.wiredrive.com/present-project-gallery/token/5e16c10c911247c19572e06992d84dce

About AKQA

AKQA is an ideas and innovation company. We collaborate with forward-thinking companies to create the future. www.akqa.com

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Media contacts:

WWF:

Sarah Fogel

sarah.fogel@wwfus.org

202.495.4333

AKQA:

Katy Zack

katy.zack@akqa.com

212.624.2363

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