Macsoftex Introduces American Poetry 1.0 for iPhone – 5,000 Poems

Vitebsk, Belarus – Macsoftex today is pleased to introduce American Poetry 1.0 for iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. A fully searchable compendium of 5,000 poems by 50 of America’s greatest poets, each poem is displayed in its entirety. American Poetry uses a parchment/sepia motif with a modest Victorian floral border to display poems in a black Times font, easily adjusted in size. A century of American poetry from Edgar Allan Poe and Edna St. Vincent Millay, to Sylvia Plath and William Carlos Williams is represented.

Following a stately splash screen, American Poetry displays a scrolling, alphabetical list of American poets, including the number of their poems to be found in the present anthology (Walt Whitman leads with 293, Arna Bontemps is last with 7). Permanently available at the top of the screen is a search field, so that entering any word, e.g. “today”, brings up a list of 9 poems including the word in its title or first line of text. A left-facing arrow on the bottom left of the page brings up the preceding poem, and its mirror opposite the next.

Feature Highlights:
* Collection of 5,000 poems by 50 well-known American poets
* Fully searchable by title and first line
* Type size is continuously adjustable
* World famous poems by Frost, Thoreau, Dickinson, Sandburg, Emerson, and more
* Email poems from within the app

The app includes a Send button which allows the reader to email the text of any poem, or add it to their Favorites list. The collection contains poems of Robert Frost, e.e. cummings, Langston Hughes, Emily Dickinson, Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot, Stephen Crane, John Berryman, and many other famous poets.

“‘It is difficult to get the news from poems, yet men die miserably every day for lack of what is found there.’ – William Carlos Williams,” quoted company manager Andry Polonski. “American Poetry 1.0 is a haven where a reader can spend some time, whenever they wish.”

Language Support:
* US English and Russian

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, iPad
* iPhone OS 3.0 or later
* 3.9 MB

Pricing and Availability:
American Poetry 1.0 is only $0.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle category. Review copies are available upon request.

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Located in Vitebsk, Belarus, Macsoftex Company operates in the IT field. The main strategic direction of the company is developing applications for the Apple iPhone OS. American Poetry 1.0 is the fifth of the company’s apps accepted by the iTunes Store. Copyright (C) 2010 Macsoftex Company. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPad, and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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