Labyl 4+

Ananth Sampathkumar

Designed for iPad

    • 4.3 • 14 Ratings
    • Free



LABYL (Learn About Buildings you Love) is an award winning architectural wayfinding app developed by NDNY Architecture + Design ( that will allow you to explore the built environment in New York simply by taking a photo. The app includes some of the most popular neighborhoods and destinations such as Chelsea, West Village, the Highline and lower Manhattan. With over 500 buildings in the database the app will provide reliable results for queried buildings including information on the history, the architect and helpful links to learn about the project in more detail.
Labyl is simple to use and is a powerful tool for tourists, students, architecture enthusiasts and professionals interested in heuristic adventures. Labyl strives to make New York’s architecture accessible to all.
LABYL lets you
- Identify interesting architecture simply by taking a photo
- Learn about the history of the buildings, the design team and year of construction
- Dive deeper into each building by exploring external links
- Save your favorite buildings so you can access them later at your leisure

Labyl was recently awarded "Technological Innovation of the Year" at the NYC Construction Awards ( and has been shortlisted for an award by the Society of American Registered Architects (

What’s New

Version 2.4

Resolved bug in the home page view.
Map Features Improved.
Improved Map Search Function

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

sammy nyc ,

The building app of my dreams

I walk this city to death and am constantly coming up with questions about the buildings around me, big and small. I wonder, “what’s their story?” But no time to start going down the google rabbit hole. Well, now I know - just like Shazam and music, Labyl gives me that instant gratification of learning about these structures. I love it; it’s awesome! The app is super easy to use, incredibly informative without being pedantic, and most of all, FUN! Now I am just waiting for them to expand it to the Upper West Side and Harlem. Hurry up, Labyl! I need my fix!

Bksquared ,

Great app for architects and architecture enthusiasts!

This app uses photos and location tracking to share historical facts and info about buildings in Nyc. It’s pretty useful to discover how old buildings are as well as info about the architects and developers especially while you’re on the go!
I do wish the scrollable text area would be bigger so it’s not just all scrunched at the bottom. All around, cool idea.

App Privacy

The developer, Ananth Sampathkumar, 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 Not Linked to You

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

  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Diagnostics

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

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