Book apps picked as Apple's 'best'

Book apps picked as Apple's 'best'

Apps for the Barefoot World Atlas [pictured] and Mark Bittman's How To Cook Everything have been chosen for a week-long promotion at the Apple App Store to celebrate its fifth anniversary.

The apps are among 10 chosen by Apple for the free giveaway, five of which are gaming apps and five non-gaming. Apple said it had chosen its "very best" for the promotion.

The Barefoot World Atlas app, created by children's publisher Barefoot Books in partnership with Touch Press and launched in March 2012, offers a dynamic 3D globe inviting children to explore the countries of the world, and is normally priced at £3.49 ($4.99). How To Cook Everything is based on New York Times food columnist Mark Bittman's book of the same title, published by John Wiley, with the app developed by Culinate (usually £2.99/$4.99).

Barefoot c.e.o. Nancy Traversy said: "We are absolutely thrilled that our very first app has received this recognition from Apple."

Also included in the promotion are apps for photo editing and audio-mixing.