Palm Springs Modernism Tour 4+

Desert Publications, Inc.

Designed for iPad

    • $4.99



· Guided tours of 80+ mid-century landmarks in Palm Springs, California
· Tour by location, architect, or create your own custom tour
· Intimate profiles of 12 leading architects
· Video access to interiors and exteriors of premier properties
· New & historic images, including Julius Shulman photography
· Written and narrated by top architectural historians and experts

This application contains embedded high-quality video, photo, and audio content. Because of the large size, download time may vary based on your connection speed. You will need a WiFi connection to download the app to your device.

We recommend you download the app through iTunes on your computer, then sync to your mobile device to reduce download time. Depending on the model of the device, the “Checking for updates” install sequence may vary. The app will also require 1 Gb of free space on your mobile device. Without enough free space the app may not install.

What’s New

Version 2.0

This new release updates the Palm Springs Modernism Tour to the latest versions. This will address some issues that have been reported with downloading and system crashes on certain newer mobile devices. In addition, we have read you reviews and made several changes to the mapping functionality which improves the routes taken while on tour. We also had several requests to separate the residential and commercial properties - so you will now find new tour for just commercial building. And the residential tours void of ay commercial listings. We would love your feedback on the changes and the experience in general. Your input is in valuable.

Ratings and Reviews

2.8 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

$Rosieannie$ ,

Doesn't work as advertised.

This app doesn't seem to load fully. My phone had 40Gb free but it had only partial descriptions when looking at the home descriptions. It would not pair properly with Bluetooth, so it didn't narrate through the car and caused problems with the GPS on the car. I had to switch between the audio being played on the phone and then stop it to use the GPS. I would have liked to hear the audio on the way to the house, but this didn't work as advertised. One of the house's audio description did play through the Bluetooth but I have no clue as to why that one worked and none of the others did before and after that one. Interesting app but very frustrating. Overpriced for all the technical problems that kept it from working as advertised.

TTurpin ,

It could have been so much better!

I bought this to take a self-guided tour of modernist homes in Palm Springs. The information, photos, and recorded narratives were great. Unfortunately, there are some serious shortcomings that made the app difficult to use for navigation. The driving directions, when used through the app, cause the GPS sound not to work, so it requires a person to navigate in addition to the driver.

I set up a Favorites Tour, which seemed like a great idea, but although the app asked for location tracking, it didn’t use that information to put the tour in a sequence that made sense for my current location.

As far as apps go, this one was expensive and I expected better performance.

PL1111 ,

Family sharing not functioning

Purchased this and looked forward to driving around and looking at architecture with my wife. However although family sharing is set up for our phones, we would have had to pay again for it to be downloaded to my wife’s phone. Therefore called Apple to get refund

App Privacy

The developer, Desert Publications, Inc., 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 Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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