Art Academy aims to be a reference app for modern or classic art & culture lovers. This virtual gallery / virtual museum lets its users learn more about their favorite paintings and artists / painters (many of the all-time greatest masters) and share their findings with friends.
Additionally, using this art gallery / art guide they can also browse the painting collections of many important museums all over the world and locate them on a map. Currently we have more than 2500 paintings on display.
Main features as of version 1.5:
- Tabbed layout to improve usability.
- Browse through paintings / art works with just the swipe of a finger.
- Share links to images with your friends via Email, SMS, Facebook or Twitter.
- Save images to the SD card, if available.
- Set displayed images as art wallpapers / art backgrounds on your home screen, also includes periodic wallpaper updating.
- Get higher resolution pictures and zoom in/out.
- Search for paintings / art pics. You can search by title, painter, media (eg.: Oil, Canvas…), period (e.g. Impressionism) or art genre (e.g.: Self-Portrait).
- Painting / Artwork bookmarks.
- Painting / Artwork slideshow.
- Open a Wikipedia article on the painter in the browser and share the Wikipedia article link (if available) with your friends via email, SMS, Facebook or Twitter.
- Search for painters. You can search by name, period (e.g.: Surrealism) and nationality (e.g.: American).
- Painter index, browse through an alphabetically ordered list of painters.
- Museum index, browse through an alphabetically ordered list of museums.
- Open a Wikipedia article on the museum in the browser and share the Wikipedia article link (if available) with your friends via email, SMS, Facebook or Twitter.
- Open the museum official site home page (if available) in the browser.
- Display both your current location and the location of the museum on a map. If you click on the museum marker, the complete address is displayed.
- Search for museums. You can search by name, museum type (e.g.: Art Gallery) and country (e.g.: United Kingdom).
- Landscape orientation supported both in the slideshow and zoom modes.
Feel free to suggest additional features you may find useful for improving this android app.
Merdroid Development Team