Archinect - News 2014-04-25T04:42:00-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/88755037/parsons-and-the-met-team-up-to-increase-accessibility-for-disabled Parsons and the Met team up to increase accessibility for disabled Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-12-13T14:40:00-05:00 >2013-12-16T19:24:21-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d7/d7pyl0r91mpu0kpk.jpg" width="514" height="288" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> As virtual access to art collections expands through online walk-throughs and projects like Google&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.google.com/opengallery" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Open Gallery</a>, museums have long been experimenting within their own halls with ways to accommodate a wider range of visitors,&nbsp;particularly those with disabilities. Historically, <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/27/arts/artsspecial/welcoming-art-lovers-with-disabilities.html?_r=0" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">museums have been leaders in the field of accessible institutional design</a>, whether through improvised additions or new technology. In a collaboration between the <a href="http://www.metmuseum.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Metropolitan Museum of Art</a> and Parsons The New School for Design, students in the <a href="http://amt.parsons.edu/%E2%80%8E" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">School of Art, Media, and Technology</a> have focused on how both physical and online resources can optimize the museum experience for people with disabilities.</p> <p> Working under the <a href="http://www.newschool.edu/parsons/mfa-design-technology/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design and Technology masters program</a> and alongside education specialists at the Met, Parsons&rsquo; students spent the last semester designing a host of physical and digital tools to not only make museum resources more accessible, but to serve and benefit the public at large. Their work, including a...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/88213328/your-phone-could-soon-become-a-3d-scanner Your phone could soon become a 3D scanner Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-12-06T13:49:00-05:00 >2013-12-11T09:58:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3y/3yfsf29i4icjehgy.jpg" width="514" height="334" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Most of us have gotten used to smartphones replacing long-established devices such as cameras and music players. Soon, however, they might be taking over the duties of something that is itself an emerging technology &ndash; the 3D scanner. Researchers at ETH Zurich have created an app that allows an ordinary smartphone to capture and display three-dimensional models of real-world objects, for subsequent finessing or even 3D printing.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/85307936/instantly-see-your-designs-in-the-world-with-context Instantly see your designs in the world with Context Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-10-29T19:00:00-04:00 >2013-11-23T01:20:30-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jk/jk8cuy3jyre1527z.jpg" width="514" height="410" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>At its core, Context encourages hyper-efficient iteration by allowing designers to see their work three-dimensionally as they&rsquo;re in the creation process. The goal is to radically reduce the time and effort it takes to realize a fully-developed design, which in turn will let designers spend more time on brainstorming great ideas and less time on the mechanics of bringing them to life.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <a href="http://www.livesurface.com/context.php" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Context</a>, an app for Mac from former Apple and IDEO designer <a href="http://www.joshuadistler.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Joshua Distler</a>, allows anyone to apply their designs to a real-world setting in a simple, reactive way. The app works in sync with Adobe Illustrator to essentially map a design (for a book cover, bottle label, cake decoration, etc.) onto its complementary surface, realizing the design instantly, virtually. Without resorting to cumbersome (and expensive) physical prototypes, or adapting designs into Photoshop environments, anyone can easily visualize their project in each stage of the iterative tweaking process.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/82140204/streetmix-makes-designing-streets-easy-and-fun Streetmix Makes Designing Streets Easy and Fun Archinect 2013-09-18T14:55:00-04:00 >2013-09-23T21:57:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/21/215cf65d317e59f33cf9fb76672614d4.jpg" width="514" height="263" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For those that suffered through classes in planning school in order to hack Illustrator and Photoshop to show streetscapes, behold Streetmix. You can drag and drop transit elements like light rail, streetcars, buses and bike lanes. You can add street furniture like benches, way finding signs, transit shelters, parklets and trees. You can adjust the width of the lanes and change the type of plantings.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/78758467/ikea-s-new-ar-app-superimposes-furniture-into-your-empty-room Ikea's new AR app superimposes furniture into your empty room Archinect 2013-08-05T14:57:00-04:00 >2013-08-05T14:57:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/29/29de7262ab551a2f8c82d7dc9fed021f.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In addition to last year&rsquo;s unveil of an augmented reality-capable catalog, Ikea now boasts a new app feature that can turn that little book into a virtual piece of furniture. The new AR can now help shoppers envision what the furniture might look like in their apartment by adding the illusion of the product on top of the live view through a smartphone camera.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/76897845/ebay-releases-ebay-exact-a-print-on-demand-marketplace-for-the-iphone eBay releases eBay Exact, a print-on-demand marketplace for the iPhone Archinect 2013-07-12T12:23:00-04:00 >2013-07-16T12:27:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dd/dd2543547ae28b5dd3cf63f7cfbfe600.jpg" width="514" height="319" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>With our first foray into 3D printing technology, we have partnered with Sculpteo, MakerBot, and Hot Pop Factory who are leaders in 3D printing technology to hand-select a range of special products including, iPhone cases, figurines, and jewelry.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The app is available for download from the <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ebay-exact/id668835478?mt=8" target="_blank">App Store</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/76364451/iphone-app-stud-find-uses-built-in-magnetometer-to-find-metal-in-walls iPhone app, "Stud Find", uses built-in magnetometer to find metal in walls Archinect 2013-07-03T11:14:00-04:00 >2013-07-10T09:17:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vz/vzm7j0q88yboc3xt.jpg" width="320" height="480" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Stud Find is an iPhone application that uses the device's built-in magnetometer to find metal studs, screws, nails and anything metallic in a wall. The iPhone's three-axis magnetometer is an instrument that measures magnetic forces. Internal Apple software uses the instrument to position the phone's 360&deg; orientation. Stud Find uses the magnetometer as a metal detector.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Find it <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/stud-find/id328575868?mt=8" target="_blank">here</a> in the app store. The reviews are mixed.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/72364078/morpholio-app-launches-v2-0 Morpholio app launches v2.0 Archinect 2013-05-02T14:35:00-04:00 >2013-05-03T09:01:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w9/w9k1svxf31f384yh.jpg" width="514" height="293" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The good folks at the <a href="http://mymorpholio.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Morpholio Project</a>, who brought you the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/57747041/the-morpholio-project-launches-trace-for-the-ipad" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Trace</a> iPad app, have launched their latest application which combines 7 new tools for presentation, collaboration, and critique.</p> <p> "The app re-imagines the portfolio as a design utility, moving it into the fast, flexible, at-your-fingertips device era. The project seeks to advance the ways that creatives access, share, discuss, and get feedback on their work from a global community of users."</p> <p> To learn more and download Morpholio 2.0, <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/morpholio/id484413042" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">check it out in iTunes</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/66715658/the-domus-ipad-app-maintains-an-impressive-5-star-rating-six-months-after-launch The Domus iPad app maintains an impressive 5-star rating six months after launch Archinect 2013-02-08T12:59:00-05:00 >2013-02-12T16:38:18-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/61/615nqlyhub3mmu2c.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Started in Italy in 1928 by Gio Ponti, <a href="http://www.domusweb.it/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Domus</a> has established itself as one of the most respected, and longest-running architecture &amp; design publications. It is refreshing to see that it has also been able to embrace new technology in such a graceful way, as seen in their new iPad app. An almost 5 out-of 5 stars after numerous reviews is almost unprecedented for a new app!</p> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2u/2uqhy9ib967x3mmg.jpg" title=""><br><em><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; This article is brought to you by <a href="http://www.domusweb.it" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Domus</a></strong></em></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8r/8rrukwn3l063evy7.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Domus initially unveiled the new iPad app in Venice, at the Biennale, on August 28th 2012, complementing the existing magazine, website, apps and social media channels.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cb/cbljh1uljet2sdul.jpg" title=""></p> <p> The Domus app presents each magazine issue in a format optimized for the digital tablet experience. Adding to the text and images found in the print magazine, the app offers exclusive interviews and videos, behind-the-scenes footage, amazing architecture photography, as well as interactive diagrams and features.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ad/ad5561sqoinxwh74.jpg" title=""></p> <p> T...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/62812988/the-archinect-iphone-app-is-updated-with-discussion-forum-job-searching-and-more The Archinect iPhone app is updated with Discussion Forum, Job searching, and more! Archinect 2012-12-05T18:54:00-05:00 >2012-12-12T20:34:51-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5b/5bm15xxg1dnrcrao.jpg" width="514" height="567" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Some of you may have noticed recently that we quietly released an update to the <a href="http://itunes.com/apps/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect iPhone app</a>.<br> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/26/26ekys89e2tv4otc.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <br> The new app has <strong>resolved a couple bugs</strong>* causing the app to crash for some users, introduces some <strong>subtle navigation improvements</strong>, and is optimized for the new <strong>larger screen on the iPhone 5</strong>.</p> <p> More importantly, however, we're excited to now include the <strong>Discussion Forum</strong> in the app.&nbsp;<br> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ah/aha9ozbbdd0dbss4.jpg" title=""><br> &nbsp;</p> <p> And you can now <strong>search for Jobs</strong>!<br> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2x/2xjculsf35g1yrja.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Download the app now from the App Store via this link: <strong><a href="http://itunes.com/apps/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">itunes.com/apps/archinect</a></strong></p> <p> <br><em>* Note: if you noticed a crash in the recently updated v2.0, this has been fixed in the now available v2.1. The crash was affecting users with region format set to anything other than United States.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/61044613/harvard-graduate-school-of-design-ecological-urbanism-app Harvard Graduate School of Design: Ecological Urbanism App Archinect 2012-11-09T13:10:00-05:00 >2012-11-09T17:50:21-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6l/6lpd8ws0p3yolc1v.jpg" width="514" height="297" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Ecological Urbanism app adapts content from the GSD&rsquo;s book of the same name for a tablet. Much more than an ebook, it&rsquo;s an entirely new way of looking at the information interactively. With the majority of the world&rsquo;s population expected to live in cities by the year 2050, Ecological Urbanism addresses the expanding practice of sustainable design. A timely evolution of the book, this iPad app visualizes the growing body of discourse surrounding the design and management of cities</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/60972125/macy-s-introduces-indoor-gps-navigation Macy's introduces indoor GPS navigation Paul Petrunia 2012-11-08T11:28:00-05:00 >2012-11-13T12:20:20-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fc/fce31d2da374258d8f105a00db60b8f5.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Macy&rsquo;s has added a new feature to its iPhone app that provides indoor turn-by-turn directions for its massive flagship location in New York City&rsquo;s Herald Square, courtesy of Meridian, the software startup behind an indoor GPS platform.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Is indoor GPS navigation the new wayfinding?</p> <p> <em>Since launching last year, <a href="http://mashable.com/2011/03/22/meridian/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Meridian</a> has worked with a handful of prominent institutions to build indoor mapping systems from the ground up, including the American Museum of Natural History in New York and the Venetian hotel and casino in Las Vegas. The service uses a unique combination of GPS and WiFi data to pinpoint the precise location of the smartphone user indoors. By opening up its SDK to developers, Meridian should see plenty more locations incorporate this technology.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/59439394/explore-paint-color-options-on-your-ipad-with-new-sherwin-williams-colorsnap-studio-app Explore Paint Color Options On Your iPad With New Sherwin-Williams ColorSnap Studio App Sponsor 2012-10-25T14:17:00-04:00 >2013-10-16T19:53:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h6/h6244jz70535aaws.jpg" width="514" height="260" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> As a designer, you never know when you&rsquo;re going to get your next spark of inspiration. These days many of us keep track of notes, ideas, photos, audio clips with our iPads. When it comes to color, Sherwin-Williams has an app for that.</p> <p> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s0/s09zl98asc4xs0bp.jpg"><br><strong>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<em> This story is brought to you by <a href="http://www.sherwin-williams.com/architects-specifiers-designers/?WT.mc_id=PTP_2012Editorial_Archinect_Color_Logo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sherwin-Williams</a>.</em></strong><br> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/se/se62782denxqbs4t.jpg" title=""></p> <p> The new ColorSnap Studio iPad app brings the best of Sherwin-Williams color inspiration tools &mdash; the ColorSnap&reg; smartphone app, the online Color Visualizer, plus the Explore Color functionality &mdash; into one app, so you&rsquo;re always ready for that next big design idea. Making the most of iPad technologies, the ColorSnap Studio app offers high definition resolution and easy to use features such as pinch, zoom and swipe.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jl/jlw6ft7c5euojq6u.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Design your space anytime and anywhere with the ColorSnap Studio iPad app. Upload your own image or use one of the preloaded room scenes, and paint different colors from the Sherwin-Williams palette on the wa...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/59374383/an-app-for-architects-that-makes-physics-easy An App For Architects That Makes Physics Easy Archinect 2012-10-15T18:58:00-04:00 >2012-10-18T07:38:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yw/ywqz0h46btzw1h49.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After seven years of teaching structures to a mixed group of architecture and structural engineering graduate students at MIT, Paul Kassabian found that many of his future architects took a just-enough-to-get-the-homework-done approach to understanding those fundamental components. So he created an app to help them out.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/59353836/fentress-architects-co-creates-app-for-children Fentress Architects co-creates app for children Archinect 2012-10-15T11:32:00-04:00 >2012-10-15T11:52:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/25/2522h2boeprsyffy.jpg" width="473" height="353" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>From the Eiffel Tower in Paris, to St. Basil&rsquo;s cathedral in Moscow, to the Forbidden City in Beijing, the architecture featured in Clover is among the world&rsquo;s most memorable. &ldquo;We purposely selected works that most children would find fascinating,&rdquo; says Josh Heidebrecht, Clover co-creator and Soma Creates founder. &ldquo;Each building is from a different culture and shows a different perspective on the world.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/57747041/the-morpholio-project-launches-trace-for-the-ipad The Morpholio Project launches Trace for the iPad Archinect 2012-09-25T18:04:00-04:00 >2012-10-02T07:00:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ut/uthcjgmaf0b6b69y.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The next generation of tracing paper can now be loaded onto your iPad.</p> <p> New York, September 25, 2012&nbsp; &ndash;&nbsp; The <a href="http://mymorpholio.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Morpholio</a> Project announces the launch of its second app, simply called <strong>Trace.</strong>&nbsp; The app explores the role of technology in the conceptual phase of the design workflow through a digital version of&nbsp;trace&nbsp;paper, and fosters communication amongst a global design culture. Trace, essential to any design or creative process, allows users to instantly draw on top of imported images or background templates, layering comments or ideas to generate immediate, intelligent sketches that are easy to circulate.&nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eh/ehyc2xdge9u9xio5.jpg" title=""><br> &nbsp;</p> <p> The uniqueness of Trace is most visible in two primary modes.&nbsp; One is communication, in which the user can simply trace over something in order to give feedback or convey information quickly, and graphically. The second is idea exploration. &ldquo;You are plugging yourself into a recursive feedback loop, as you iteratively build up an idea, taking several passes at it,&rdquo; says co-...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/56637082/eisenhower-memorial-there-s-an-app-for-that Eisenhower Memorial? There’s an App for That Archinect 2012-09-04T17:04:00-04:00 >2012-09-05T01:57:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/88/88388decba7c74dde4ae88048aea8fba.jpg" width="514" height="363" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Thanks to augmented reality technology being implemented by media design firm Local Projects LLC, visitors can look at Gehry&rsquo;s steel tapestries through their smartphone cameras to see what otherwise isn&rsquo;t there: video and audio recordings that tell more of Ike&rsquo;s story, even in Ike&rsquo;s own voice. And children carrying smartphones (which seem to be all of them these days) will be on a scavenger hunt for hidden messages throughout the memorial.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/54292812/sound-of-buildings Sound of Buildings Archinect 2012-07-27T20:11:00-04:00 >2012-07-27T20:12:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1i/1i5xgjm9xo4skny2.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Sound of Buildings is an audio exploration of Melbourne&rsquo;s most architecturally significant buildings. Available free as an interactive iPhone and iPad app, The Sound of Buildings provides listeners with a deeper level of understanding and context for the selected buildings, as well highlighting Melbourne&rsquo;s diverse architecture and urban spaces through an exploration of cultural, monuments, government, residential, commercial, transport, education, health and sporting projects.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/43849975/announcing-the-official-archinect-iphone-app Announcing the official Archinect iPhone App! Paul Petrunia 2012-04-05T01:20:00-04:00 >2012-04-10T12:44:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8f/8f02suiz41rdvjud.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6t/6tq424dqok4eq3w3.jpg" title=""><br><em><strong>Left:</strong> loading screen / <strong>Right:</strong> highlighted content with section filter bar at the top</em></p> <p> <strong>We're really excited to announce the launch of the official <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/archinect/id508857846?ls=1&amp;mt=8" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect iPhone app</a>!</strong></p> <p> The iPhone is by far the most popular mobile device that Archinect readers own, according to our web analytics, so we developed this app for you iPhone (and iPod/iPad!) users as a simple, mobile version of Archinect. The app is not designed to offer the full functionality that that the website does. Rather, it provides an easy-to-read interface to follow and share the latest jobs and featured stories from across the site... including, but not limited to, news, features, projects, events, blogs, &amp; discussions.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q4/q4d5ju3cbvi5v3ia.jpg" title=""><br><em><strong>Left:</strong> article view / <strong>Right:</strong> image gallery view</em></p> <p> The app also features push-notifications to get instantly alerted when breaking news happens in the architecture industry, or when a big announcement is made on Archinect.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/89/89b4sovby11aoyny.jpg" title=""><br><em><strong>Left:</strong> article view / <strong>Right:</strong> comments view</em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ps/ps42l0b1rpsd9hw6.jpg" title=""><br><em><strong>Left:</strong> job listings / <strong>Right:</strong> individu...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/38746622/app-s-glowing-arrows-guide-you-around-a-new-building App's glowing arrows guide you around a new building Archinect 2012-02-20T12:58:00-05:00 >2012-02-20T12:59:06-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9c/9c20e0915e9e2b87815f536642e03904.jpg" width="300" height="229" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Developed by Jaewoo Chung at MIT's Media Lab, Guiding Light consists of a wearable badge with magnetic sensors and a software app that makes use of a projector built into many Samsung smartphones to cast arrows onto the ground in front of you as you walk. The system relies on a map of the building based on fluctuations in its magnetic field, created by the presence of steel in the walls, floor and ceiling. In tests, Guiding Light was able to determine a user's position to within a metre.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/35100454/redlining-2-0-microsoft-app-would-help-you-avoid-blighted-areas-and-keep-them-blighted Redlining 2.0: Microsoft App Would Help You Avoid Blighted Areas—And Keep Them Blighted Archinect 2012-01-19T20:37:00-05:00 >2012-01-25T10:46:33-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/38/38fdd08ed83eee0b506d6b235121cc50.jpg" width="514" height="290" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Steering pedestrians away from neglected areas only prolongs their &ldquo;ghetto&rdquo; status, denying the attention needed to fill storefronts with businesses and populate streets with enough people to counteract crime. Making it visible to outsiders, on the other hand, can call attention to a neighborhood&rsquo;s potential and allow it to move away from stagnation and blight.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/35078762/architecture-app-developed-by-ryerson-researchers-puts-downtown-toronto-at-your-fingertips Architecture App developed by Ryerson Researchers puts Downtown Toronto at your fingertips Alexander Walter 2012-01-19T16:10:00-05:00 >2012-01-19T16:12:02-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/20/20dd31c13bb874a6fb0694b89608d934.jpg" width="400" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Downtown Toronto is filled with architectural masterpieces, designed by the likes of Calatrava, Gehry, Liebskind and Alsop. A new app developed at Ryerson University will allow tourists, Torontonians and architecture fans to delve into the design, function and history of many of downtown Toronto&rsquo;s most significant buildings.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/31747841/fallingwater-gets-interactive Fallingwater gets interactive Paul Petrunia 2011-12-21T19:03:31-05:00 >2012-01-04T14:24:38-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4h/4h7i0crc1qagk6la.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Have you visited Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater? Not all of us have, but there's a new app available that gives you the next best thing. <a href="http://www.planetarchitecture.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">planet architecture</a>, a production company that has been publishing videos and interactive tours for many years, has just added Fallingwater to their relatively new library of app releases.</p> <p> I've been quite impressed with it after playing with the app for the last couple days. It provides a surprisingly comprehensive collection of drawings, photographs, videos and 360&deg; panoramic views of the iconic house, all accessible from an architect-friendly navigation of floorplans and siteplans.</p> <p> The <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/app//id485805331?ls=1&amp;mt=8" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">iPad app</a> will set you back $9.99, which is relatively pricey in the app world, but a great deal considering the quality of the content and the experience. The <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id490290486?mt=8&amp;ign-mpt=uo%3D2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">iPhone app</a> is $4.99, and currently on sale for $0.99 for the next few days.</p> <p> We have some free copies (in the form of promo codes) available to the first requests in the comments below. The catch - ...</p>