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Museum of Modern Art Announces the Availability of MoMA iPhone Application

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August 17, 2010

Museum of Modern Art Announces the Availability of MoMA iPhone Application

By Carolyn J Dawson, TMCnet Contributor

Recently, the Museum of Modern Art announced the availability of MoMA App on the App Store. MoMA App is a recent application for the iPhone (News - Alert) and iPod touch.

 It gives users immediate access to 32,000 works of art in the museum's wide collection of modern and contemporary art; a dictionary of art terms and a database of artist bios; calendar information for exhibitions, film screenings, and events; and a wide range of audio tours consisting of special tours for children, teens, and the visually impaired. 

MoMA App is a valuable companion for people during their visit to the museum. The highly appealing visual interface of the application was designed internally. Users can enjoy artworks in the best available quality when they use it with the new iPhone 4G and its high resolution and retina display. Users can download the MoMA App free of cost from the App Store. It follows the spring 2010 release of the Museum's first e-book app Vincent van Gogh

In a release, Allegra Burnette who is MoMA's Creative Director of Digital Media said that “With MoMA's new app and other upcoming initiatives, MoMA is taking advantage of features specific to an iPhone and iPod touch, and also actively building a platform for publishing content to multiple devices.”

The significant features of MoMA iPhone Application are as follows:

A Calendar of existing and future exhibitions, day-to-day events and film screenings which can be shared through Facebook (News - Alert) or Twitter.

Tours comprising of the MoMA Audio programs. It has five different tour options such as Special Exhibitions, Modern Voices, Modern Kids, MoMA Teen Audio, and Visual Descriptions. Also, it has got the facility to browse by floor or stop number.

An art index of more than 32,000 works featured in the collection along with a database of art terms and artist biographies.

Details of museum such as hours, admission and transportation.

MoMA Snaps provides the facility to take a picture in the Museum and send it as a Museum postcard.

MoMA Tracks permits users to choose tracks from their own music library. They can listen to the music while exploring the Museum or the MoMA App. 

Access to MoMA resources on iTunes, iTunes U, and YouTube (News - Alert).

Carolyn John is a Contributor to TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please columnist page.

Edited by Ed Silverstein

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