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Description

Smartify – Scan the art, uncover the story
BBC Arts Editor, Will Gompertz: "Smartify is the most elegant, unobtrusive, information-rich gallery guide I've seen. And it's free!"
New Scientist: “Image recognition app scans paintings to act like Shazam for art.”

Love visiting art galleries but miss not knowing the stories behind the artworks? Wish you could carry your favourite art with you, and show your collection to friends? Join the thousands of people who have used Smartify in museums and galleries across the world to discover and share art.

Hold your phone up to an artwork. The app will recognise the image and you'll be able to find out more about it immediately on your phone. Use the screen just like your phone camera - Tap the screen to focus and brighten, pinch to zoom in and out. No more squeezing through crowds to read that little label!

Scroll down to access audio commentary and additional information.
Swipe left to read about the artist.
Want to remember your favourite artworks? Simple. Tap the heart in the top right corner to add works to your personal collection.
Create a profile to keep art saved for you. Visit the ‘Profile’ page to sign in and edit settings.
To find out where you can use Smartify, plus trending artworks and highlights, tap ‘Explore’.
No fees or charges.

***Please note Smartify partners with museum and galleries to protect artist copyright and can only be used in specific venues. Visit the Explore page of the app for details***

***Where’s my art?***
You love the app but your favourite artwork or collection is not available yet. Drop us an message at info@smartify.org.uk and we will move mountains to make things happen!

***More information***
Smartify is a social enterprise whose mission is to help people make meaningful connections with art. We believe nothing beats the physical experience of visiting a museum and want to make it easy to discover, remember and share art. If you are inspired by our story and work, get in touch: info@smartify.org.uk.

***Awards***
The Smartify project is proud to be have been recognised for the following:
Winner 2018 - GloMo Awards: Most Innovative App;
Winner 2018 - Webby Awards: Art & Experimental;
Winner 2018 - Webby Awards: Best Use of Mobile Camera;
Winner 2017 - Apollo Awards: Digital Innovation of the Year;
Winner 2017 - ArtTech Forum EPFL: Start-up of the Year;
Winner 2017 - Start-Up & Scene Awards: Best Fine Art & Heritage;
Winner 2017 - The Good Web Guide Awards: Best Art & Culture;

 Free in iOS App Store

Screenshots

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Version History

Launched May 11, 2016 (over 2 years ago).

Releasing new versions every about 1 month, on average.

Nov 09
2018
(Current)
Version 2.3.1

Performance improvements and minor bug fixes.

Oct 31
2018
Version 2.3

Minor bug fixes and performance improvements.

Also, you can now view artwork images in full screen by tapping or zooming in on the image.

Sep 20
2018
Version 2.2.2

Performance improvements and minor bug fixes

Sep 19
2018
Version 2.2.1

You can now take advantage of the brand new ARKit features from Apple and discover our first AR tours at London's National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Royal Academy of Arts and the Wallace Collection.

Sep 15
2018
Version 2.2

You can now take advantage of the brand new ARKit features from Apple and discover our first AR tours at London's National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Royal Academy of Arts and the Wallace Collection.

Aug 27
2018
Version 2.1.2

Thanks for using Smartify!

In this release you can browse all artworks from your favourite collection or artist - without needing to scan it!

In addition, some of the world's best artworks now come with premium audio commentary, exclusively made for Smartify.

If you have any suggestions or feedback email us on info@smartify.org.uk

Aug 25
2018
Version 2.1.1

Thanks for using Smartify!

In this release you can browse all artworks from your favourite collection or artist - without needing to scan it!

In addition, some of the world's best artworks now come with premium audio commentary, exclusively made for Smartify.

If you have any suggestions or feedback email us on info@smartify.org.uk

Aug 23
2018
Version 2.1

Thanks for using Smartify!

In this release you can browse all artworks from your favourite collection or artist - without needing to scan it!

In addition, some of the world's best artworks now come with premium audio commentary, exclusively made for Smartify.

If you have any suggestions or feedback email us on info@smartify.org.uk

May 23
2018
Version 2.0.4

Thanks for using Smartify!
In this release we made it easier to scan art from distance and added a camera focus feature.
Accessing your collection offline is now faster so make sure you create an account to store your favourite art.
If you have any suggestions or feedback email us on info@smartify.org.uk

May 16
2018
Version 2.0.3

Thanks for using Smartify!
In this release we made it easier to scan art from distance and added a camera focus feature.
Accessing your collection offline is now faster so make sure you create an account to store your favourite art.
If you have any suggestions or feedback email us on info@smartify.org.uk

May 09
2018
Version 2.0.2

Thanks for using Smartify! In this release we made it easier to scan art from distance and added a camera focus feature.
Accessing your collection offline is now faster so make sure you create an account to store your favourite art.
If you have any suggestions or feedback email us on info@smartify.org.uk

May 08
2018
Version 2.0.1

Thanks for using Smartify! In this release we made it easier to scan art from distance and added a camera focus feature.
Accessing your collection offline is now faster so make sure you create an account to store your favourite art.
If you have any suggestions or feedback email us on info@smartify.org.uk

May 06
2018
Version 2.0

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Apr 06
2018
Version 1.6.3

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Feb 11
2018
Version 1.6.2

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Oct 02
2017
Version 1.6.1

Bug fixes and performance improvements

Sep 28
2017
Version 1.6

-Discovery Dashboard! Our brand new Explore feature makes it easier to find museums near you, trending artworks and art news
-Become a publisher… That’s right. It is time to start adding your collection.
-Refined scanning process (even faster results!)
-Full offline support. No wifi, no problem. Look at previous scans when offline.
-Plus we have ironed out a lot of the reported issues from users.

We hope you enjoy the update, and be prepared for the amazing new experiences that will come soon.

Sep 05
2017
Version 1.5

-Discovery Dashboard! Our brand new Explore feature makes it easier to find museums near you, trending artworks and art news
-Become a publisher… That’s right. It is time to start adding your collection.
-Refined scanning process (even faster results!)
-Full offline support. No wifi, no problem. Look at previous scans when offline.
-Plus we have ironed out a lot of the reported issues from users.

We hope you enjoy the update, and be prepared for the amazing new experiences that will come soon.

May 10
2017
Version 1.4.1

Wondering where you can use Smartify? Our fancy new venues feature will show you where Smartify is currently live and which places are closest to you. You can also discover some basic information about each art venue and some of their artwork highlights. Nice. Other items on the change log include:
Refined scanning process (even faster results!)
Plus we have ironed out a lot of the reported issues from users.
We hope you enjoy the update, and be prepared for the amazing new experiences that will come soon.

***Please note SMARTIFY partners with museum and gallery to protect artist copyright and can only be used in specific venues. Visit our website for details***

- Fixed a problem with GPS permissions.

May 03
2017
Version 1.4

Wondering where you can use Smartify? Our fancy new venues feature will show you where Smartify is currently live and which places are closest to you. You can also discover some basic information about each art venue and some of their artwork highlights. Nice. Other items on the change log include:
Refined scanning process (even faster results!)
Plus we have ironed out a lot of the reported issues from users.
We hope you enjoy the update, and be prepared for the amazing new experiences that will come soon.

***Please note SMARTIFY partners with museum and gallery to protect artist copyright and can only be used in specific venues. Visit our website for details***

Mar 11
2017
Version 1.3.1

We always thrive to improve your Smartify experience. This version includes some major improvements including:
Login and Registration
Advanced analytics
Multi-language support (with more and more languages coming)
We have solved a lot of reported issues from users. Enjoy! And be prepared for the amazing new experiences that will come soon.
Fixed a problem with Google SigIn

***Please note SMARTIFY CIC works with museum and gallery partners to protect artist copyright and can therefore only be used in specific venues. Visit our website for details***

Mar 02
2017
Version 1.3.0

We always thrive to improve your Smartify experience. This version includes some major improvements including:
Login and Registration
Advanced analytics
Multi-language support (with more and more languages coming)

Oct 19
2016
Version 1.2.0

1.2:
Big update, but most of the changes are under the hood :)
The scanning engine has been optimised and refined, and the content should now load much more quickly.
New partner venues added: Laguna in LA and Sluice in NYC.

1.1:
*Horizontal scanning* - the app can now identify artwork when held in both portrait or landscape modes.
*Offline data caching* - as long as you have downloaded and opened the app online the first time, it will now load subsequent times even if you are not connected to the internet. Great for international museum visits when you want to avoid those pesky data roaming charges. This also has the added benefit of a much reduced loading time for returning visitors.
*UI tweaks & extra animations* - small adjustments to make the app extra pretty.

Jun 30
2016
Version 1.1.0

Thank you all for your amazing feedback and positive reviews! We are working hard on updates to continue to build SMARTIFY into the ultimate personal digital curator.
What's new in this version:
- Scanning is now enabled for "Sculpture in the City", the City of London public sculpture exhibition, including a map of SMARTIFY enabled locations
- tweaks and refinements under the hood

May 11
2016
Version 1.0.0

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