The Battle of San Jacinto Now Available as Enhanced eBook App for
iPad and iPhone
Icon of San Jacinto App available in iTunes App Store
Maps, Panoramic photos, and more provide multiple viewpoints of “one of the most decisive battles of the world”
DENTON, Texas—In partnership with the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), the longest continually running historical organization in Texas, JoSara MeDia is pleased to announce the availability of San Jacinto, an enhanced eBook for Apple’s iPad, iPhone and iPod devices.
“Drawing on the wealth of historical content that TSHA possesses, and adding in up-to-date multimedia such as maps, panoramic pictures and hi-definition photos, we’ve created an app describing the battle of San Jacinto that is entertaining and educational,” stated Larry Ketchersid of JoSara MeDia.
The battle of San Jacinto has been called “one of the decisive battles of the world.” The San Jacinto app covers those events by including rich digital content from several perspectives:
- The Battle of San Jacinto by James W. Pohl, originally published in 1989, provided here in an enhanced edition with links, color photos and more.
- Panoramic views from points on the battlefield, which can be rotated and zoomed to get a feel for what Sam Houston, Santa Anna and the rest of the combatants saw.
- The article “Mapping San Jacinto” by Jeffrey D. Dunn, from TSHA’s Southwestern Historical Quarterly, which uses historical maps “as tools in helping to delineate the boundaries of the battleground and identify significant landscape features deemed important in influencing the outcome of the battle."
“All of the different parts of this enhanced eBook link to the Handbook of Texas Online, the most comprehensive and authoritative state history encyclopedia in the country,” affirmed Kent Calder, Executive Director of TSHA. “Along with the book and article, links to the Handbook provide the reader with opportunities to explore particular areas of interest."
“This app builds on the digital projects foundation TSHA put in place with the Handbook of Texas Online, as well as on its scholarly publishing efforts over the last century,” stated Steve Cook, board member of TSHA. “This app continues the evolution of making in-depth historical content available in new ways."
The San Jacinto app is available on the Apple App store, and will be available in the future for Android platforms.
Founded as a private, nonprofit educational organization on March 2, 1897, and housed at the University of North Texas, the Texas State Historical Association is one of the nation’s most dynamic regional history organizations. Reinforced by more than one hundred years of scholarship, its mission is to further the appreciation, understanding, and teaching of the rich and unique history of Texas through research, writing, publication, and educational programs.
Texas State Historical Association, 1155 Union Circle #311580, Denton, TX 76203, Contact: Terri Killen, TerriKillen@TSHAonline.org