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Five CliffsNotes® Literature Apps Now Available on Apple App Store

5/21/2009 by Press Room, Modality

Modality and Wiley Publishing, Inc. Bring Interactive Literature Study Guides to iPhone™ and iPod touch®

Indianapolis, I.N.,—May 21, 2009—Modality, Inc. and Wiley Publishing, Inc. today announced that CliffsNotes® literature study guide applications are available on the Apple App Store. Five individual apps, the first in a series of more than forty, provide comprehensive character, theme and plot summaries and analysis; interactive quiz features; and audio CramCasts covering the following works of literature:

  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  • Macbeth by William Shakespeare
  • Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
  • The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Modality’s content architects created two distinct review modes to allow for a more customizable study experience. A prescriptive “Cram Plan,” created by the experts at CliffsNotes, orders the content of the app to maximize even small increments of study time. A more traditional e-reader interface presents the app’s complete content in a fashion similar to that of the printed literature notes. Additional features that leverage the innovative Multi-Touch User Interface and revolutionary capabilities of iPhone and iPod touch include:

  • Multiple-choice quiz to assess mastery of the material
  • Text-highlighting to note important sections for further review
  • Interactive map links character associations and profiles for quick reference
  • Audio plot summaries play in the background while the user engages with other app features

“The CliffsNotes brand is synonymous with fast, effective, and most of all, comprehensive literature review,” said Cindy Kitchel, vice president and publisher, Wiley Professional/Trade publishing. “Working with Modality, we are able to support students in a brand new way that combines the cool features of iPhone and iPod touch with our sharp, reliable study content.”

CliffsNotes literature study guides are available for $0.99 per application from Apple’s App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at Additional titles are forthcoming in 2009.