The Yeti can do all that while a disembodied voice talks in the background to dispense random trivia about the mountain range -- the app's supposed to be fun and educational, after all. Mountain View didn't say whether this marks the beginning of a series of educational applications for children. But if you need something, anything to distract your kids right this moment, check out the app on Google Play.
Google app for kids makes it fun to explore the HimalayasWho doesn't want to explore the mountain range as jetpack-riding Yeti?
Zooming around part of the Himalayas (and its tallest peak) on Google Street View might already be fun for a lot of people, but you'll have to amp up the fun factor if you want grab kids' attention. Google's solution for that is giving kids (and adults) a way to explore 3D imagery of the mountain range as a very friendly, 500-foot-tall Yeti. The tech titan's new Android app called Verne: The Himalayas, puts you in control of a Yeti that can climb mountains on foot, fly around in a jetpack, a hang glider or a balloon and even skate across frozen lakes. Verne can also play traditional Himalayan instruments and make friends with yaks.
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