Fotopedia today announced the rerelease of their popular National Parks app for the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad. The app has been completely redone ahead of Earth Day and National Parks Week.

First released in December 2010, Fotopedia National Parks is now fully compatible with the new iPad’s Retina display. In addition, the app now includes a new feature called Visual Stories, a new way to see the world one story at a time, in magazine format. Best of all, new stories are published several times a week. This feature recently arrived on other Fotopedia titles as well.

According to Jean-Marie Hullot, CEO of Fotopedia:

“The stunning Retina display on the new iPad delivers four times as many pixels, so we decided to do the same with Fotopedia National Parks. The result is spectacular.”

Delivering a sharper and lifelike experience with high-definition images, National Parks takes people on a visual exploration of all 58 U.S. National Parks including Yosemite, Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon, and Glacier National Park—with more than 3,000 breathtaking images created by renowned photographer Quang-Tuan Luong.

Other features of the updated app include:

  • Over 3,000 breathtaking pictures– served at high resolution for the Retina display
  • Complete navigation with smart tags, search and interactive maps
  • Instant Slideshows
  • Free Wallpapers
  • Trip Planner and Itinerary Builder
  • Favorites to create your own personalized photo albums
  • Photo sharing via email, Facebook and Twitter
  • The app requires an Internet connection, Wi-Fi recommended

In recognition of National Parks Week, April 21-29, 2012, the Fotopedia National Parks app is now available for free.

With more than 9 million downloads to date since its first app launched in August 2010, Fotopedia has now served more than 1 billion image views. Of these apps, Fotopedia Heritage is one of Apple’s Hall of Fame best 40 apps of all times. Fotopedia is also the recipient of the 2011 Best Tablet App of the Year Crunchies Award.

Other Fotopedia titles include: Fotopedia HeritageParisJapanWild FriendsWomen of the WorldNorth Korea, and Dreams of Burma.