Magic of “Art Like This” highlights major new releaseOpen Door Networks Inc. and Project A Inc. (“We-Envision.com”) today announced a major new release of their #1 classic art app, Art Authority for iPad. Version 4.5, available immediately through theiTunes App Store, adds new ways for users to get lost (and found) in the art they love, and to share that love with their friends. The breakthrough new feature of Art Authority 4.5 is “Art Like This.” When viewing any of the 50,000+ works that Art Authority provides access to, users can simply tap a button to view an entire exhibit made up of other works that are most “like” that work. The seeming-magic of Art Like This is implemented through advanced technology running on We-Envision’s servers, and literally has to be seen to be believed. Other new features further enhance Art Like This. The ability to search an Art Like This (or any) exhibit for works by an artist, from a museum, or with certain words in their title provides additional ways to explore the art. And the ability to tweet any work of art, using iOS 5’s new Twitter integration, lets users easily share the works they love with their friends.
Users could start, for instance, looking at their favorite painting by Mary Cassatt, then at works like it, then at works like it with “Child” in their title. Lost in the wonderful world of works of children like those by Cassatt, they could tweet their friends a sample and help their friends to get lost too.
“Apple’s recent iPad ad says that getting lost in the things we love has never felt quite like this,” said Alan Oppenheimer, president of Open Door Networks. “That’s what we’ve been saying for over a year now, and we think that the magic of Art Like This is a perfect example.”Art Authority for iPad, the #3 top-grossing and #7 top-selling reference app for 2010, was specifically designed for Apple’s groundbreaking tablet, bringing over 50,000 high-resolution classic works of art to iPad users’ fingertips. Hailed as “an experience unlike any other” and “visually dazzling,” the app stunningly displays paintings and sculptures by over 1000 major western artists from ancient times through current-day. The app is in use by Seton Hill University in multiple art classes, and under evaluation by many other educational institutions. Art Authority for Mac and Art Authority for iPhone bring similar functionality to these Apple devices. The price for Art Authority for iPad 4.5 remains $9.99 through the App Store. Upgrades from previous versions are free. Details, including a complete artist list and FAQ, are available from http://we-envision.com/artauthority .