December 14, 2010 in Reference (E)
[prMac.com] Ashland, Oregon - Open Door Networks Inc. and Project A Inc. ("We-Envision") today announced a major new release of their bestselling reference and educational app, Art Authority for iPad. Version 4.0, available immediately through the iTunes App Store, provides new and insightful ways for users to explore and experience the vast world of western painting and sculpture.
Art Authority 4.0 adds two major new features: advanced searching and extensive hyperlinking. The new features, combined with enhanced "shuffle" options, let users wander further and get more lost in the app's magical art museum, while at the same time getting more easily found again through an advanced academic reference library.
Users can now search for and view works by either full or partial title, subject matter, or physical location. Or they can choose from a list of popular pieces, or just random "shuffled" works. Hyperlinked captions then enable exploration of related works. Users can start, for instance, by looking at portraits, then at the Mona Lisa in particular, then at over 1000 other works from the Louvre, then at works from around the world by particular Louvre artists like Da Vinci, Rembrandt and Vermeer.
"Art Authority's features combine to be way more than the sum of their parts," said Alan Oppenheimer, president of Open Door Networks. "Searching and hyperlinking by artist, title, subject and location, combined with displays including framed-on-the-wall, full-screen slideshow and thumbnails, combined with access to over 50,000 works of art from over 1000 artists, provide an experience on Apple's magical iPad that in many ways goes beyond what's offered by any art museum. All without leaving your living room, or your classroom."
Other major new features of Art Authority 4.0 include:
* Access to detailed information on major works and locations, as well as artists
* Access to over 50,000 works of art, up from 40,000 previously
* Even higher resolution images
Art Authority for iPad, listed by Apple as the #3 top-grossing and #7 top-selling reference app in its just-out "2010 Rewind" highlights, was specifically designed for Apple's revolutionary device. Hailed as "an experience like no other" and "visually dazzling," the app stunningly displays paintings and sculptures by major western artists from ancient times through current-day. In addition to being popular at home, the app is in use by Seton Hill University in multiple art classes, and under evaluation by many other educational institutions. Art Authority for iPhone brings similar functionality to the smaller, more mobile device.
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iOS 3.2 or later
* 20.4 MB
Pricing and Availability:
The price for Art Authority for iPad 4.0 remains $9.99 through the App Store. Upgrades from previous versions are free. Details, including a complete artist list and FAQ, are available from the Web site.
We-Envision is an innovative collaboration of two separate software companies (Open Door Networks and Project A). The mission of We-Envision is the design, development and deployment of the best independent software solutions for the Apple iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Copyright (C) 1995-2010 We-Envision. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.