Smartify: Museum & Art Guide 12+

Scan, Explore & Shop

Smartify CIC

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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With Smartify, you can discover the world’s greatest artworks and artists for free. Enjoy guided tours, videos by curators, artists and experts from all over the world.

What you’ll love about Smartify:
- Visit hundreds of museums with one app.
- New museum guides and videos added every week.
- Use your smartphone camera to scan and identify artworks.
- Save your data. Download guides to access offline, perfect for travelling.
- Plan and book future museum visits with maps, venue information, exhibitions and events.
- Get personalised recommendations based on the exhibitions, artworks and artists you love.
- Shop art-inspired gifts, books and prints direct from the world’s best museum shops.
- Support museums! All in-app purchases directly support museums to continue to care for, display and share art and culture.

***More information
Smartify is a social enterprise. Our mission is to connect audiences worldwide with incredible art collections through innovative technology and storytelling. 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 work, get in touch:

***Please note Smartify partners with museums to protect artist copyright and will not identify every artwork

***Permissions notice:
Location: used to recommend cultural sites and events based on your current location
Camera: used to recognise artworks and provide related information about them

What’s New

Version 6.8.1

This release includes an option to hear from us about artworks, stories, venues and offers you’ll love.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
3.6K Ratings

3.6K Ratings

tonydb ,

Shazam for pictures

Excellent app. Never found the caption s in galleries easy to read.
Came across an error in the National Gallery in Edinbugh. Pictures and captions mixed up, so you need to check it’s describing the correct picture.

Sisarge ,

Put your phone away

Just saw someone using this in a gallery. They were literally in front of amazing artwork -- staring at their phone screen. Everyone around was rolling their eyes as this person proceeded to strafe around the artwork, standing on people's feet, to rotate the virtual view. Don't be that person.

By all means look up more information about art but do it before/after taking in the art first-hand. And definitely don't look up information with your phone up in the air whilst stood infront a crowd of people trying to crane around you. I've never seen anything so pathetic.

Now to Devs: list which museums are covered in the app in the App Store description to save wasting people's time.

Liquidmonkey ,

Limited to certain museums

The app only recognizes works from certain museums which have a partnership with the app developers. So for the time being it’s only useful if you want to find out more about a painting from one of these museums. Hopefully the list of supported galleries will grow in due course. If like me you downloaded the app expecting it to recognise a wide variety of art work from around the world you will probably be disappointed. In fairness to the app this is not what the app was designed for.

Developer Response ,

Hi LiquidMonkey, Thanks very much for your interest in Smartify. Sorry to hear you are frustrated with the limited number of works. We partner with each museum individually to ensure quality information and copyrights permission. We are working as fast as possible to launch at many more venues!

App Privacy

The developer, Smartify CIC, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Contact Info

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • Search History
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • User Content
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More

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