The Met Finally Becomes One with Our iPhones

by Christina Rees September 4, 2014

themetmuseumThe Metropolitan Museum of Art became the last of the major New York museums to jump on the dedicated-app wagon. While the museum has been dabbling in digital for a dozen years, it only yesterday launched its own flagship application. (There was a launch party and a performance by the NYC band Interpol.)

Called simply “The Met,” the app is currently available only iOS (the Android version is slated for 2015). It’s not a virtual-tour deal; it’s a service-y one. (Via “The app has a very basic and simple interface, and can serve as the go-to for visitors looking for information on timings, tickets, current exhibitions, must-see highlights of the museum, any special events of the day, upcoming events, staff picks and members-only specials. Tapping on an item provides the user with a brief description and its location.”

For more info and a video about “The Met,” go here.

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