Smithsonian Mobile (Iphone)

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  • Added: 04/30/2015
  • Downloads:19
  • Developer: Smithsonian Institution
  • Pros
    Easy to use
    Planning your next visit
  • Cons
    Design could be better

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Description

A guide to the popular Washington DC museum: spread the knowledge

THE VERDICT

Smithsonian Mobile is a virtual guide to the Smithsonian, the popular Washington DC museum, especialized in the: "increase and diffusion of knowledge". This application lets users know about all the exhibitions and collections available. The app also allows them to access tours and podcasts and navigate the museum as if they were there.

THE PROS

It's the perfect tool for planning you next visit to the Smithsonian: the app's usability is great and every section is easily accessible from the top left menu.

THE CONS

The design is not perfect, and the app could benefit from a looking a bit more professional. However, it serves its purpose and people interested in the museum will find it useful.

Developer's original description available here

Developer's original description available here

Smithsonian Mobile is your digital mobile guide to the Smithsonian, built collaboratively with our visitors. Find out what’s on where, discover highlights, search our collections, access tours, podcasts and other apps. Add tips and photos from your visit for other visitors, or share your experiences and photos with Twitter and Facebook followers and friends.

What can you do with Smithsonian Mobile?

• Plan your visit with museum hours, locations, floor plans, and more. "Favorite” events and exhibitions to create your own custom tour or scrapbook of your visit.

• Find our other mobile apps and websites and dig deeper into our stories. Tour collection highlights, watch videos, and listen to podcasts.

• Search our collections to make connections between museums, history, art and science.

• Use augmented reality (AR), "Smithsonian that Way," to discover the behind-the-scenes work of the Smithsonian's museums, research centers, libraries, archives, and affiliates in your neighborhood.

We want to hear from you! Log in via Facebook or Twitter to comment on our museums, collections, exhibitions, and artifacts. Share your expertise or tips!

Continually refreshed and renewed by both visitors and Smithsonian experts, there’s always a reason to come back to Smithsonian Mobile whether you’re on the National Mall, in a Smithsonian museum or beyond!

Developed for the Smithsonian by Tristan Interactive.


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