– Explore a world of arts and culture
BBC Arts Editor, Will Gompertz: "Smartify is the most elegant, unobtrusive, information-rich gallery guide I've seen. And it's free!"
New Scientist: "Image recognition app scans paintings to act like Shazam for art."
Love visiting art galleries but hate not knowing the stories behind the artworks? Wish you could carry your favourite art with you, and show your collection to friends? Join the thousands of people who have used Smartify in museums and galleries across the world to discover and share art.
Search through a database of more than 2 million artworks or just hold your phone up to an artwork to recognise it.
Listen to curated audio tours to your favourite collections and get curated art recommendations every day!
***Please note SMARTIFY partners with museum and galleries to protect artist copyright and can only be used in specific venues. Visit the Explore page of the app for details***
***Where’s my art?***
You love the app but your favourite artwork or collection is not available yet. Drop us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will move mountains to make things happen!
SMARTIFY is a social enterprise whose mission is to help people make meaningful connections with art. 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 story and work, get in touch: email@example.com.
Text search is here! You can now explore an online collection of more than 2 million objects, over 10,000 artists and over 100 venues!
Simply visit the explore page to access search and look for your favourite artist, artwork or venue.
Don’t know what exactly you are looking for! No problem, try using keywords of things you like such as "paintings of dogs", "impressionist landscapes” and many more!
Ratings and Reviews
Didn’t scan my tattoo nor give story behind why I got it
Imagine if this app could be used to scan everything you happen to see on any given day? Check the list of locations the app is currently available in so as to avoid making yourself look like a moron lol.. great app I was impressing my gf until she caught me using it lol
Developer Response ,
Thanks for your great feedback! Scanning tattoos is a good idea too 😉
Hmm not what I was hoping
Scans quickly on art that it is more famous. Doesn’t recognize some famous artist paintings that where not as notable. This app I think is just to be more acquainted with the artist etc. would be better if it had a larger database of artists at museums or in art books. I scanned my art book but only a select few came up.
Held my phone pointed at the painting for over a minute while it said “scanning “. App is poorly designed. Should be able to snap a photo of the painting and then let the algorithm process it, rather than having to stand there holding my phone forever on the painting. I am pretty sure that the app was never going to identify the painting even if I had waited an hour, but at least work from a photo instead of me trying to point my phone at the painting indefinitely. Lame, go fish.
- SMARTIFY CIC
- 97.6 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2016 SMARTIFY C.I.C.
- In-App Purchases
- Highlights of the NPG $0.99
- Rijksmuseum Highlights $0.99
- Pushkin State Museum $0.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.