Uncovr is an augmented-reality app that transforms the printed page into an interactive experience that you can explore.

This app allows you to interact with the front and back covers of The New Yorker’s special Innovators Issue (May 16, 2016). Move and tilt your device around the cityscape to explore. See if you can spot the surprises built into the experience by the artist, Christoph Niemann.

This app also allows you to interact with the Qualcomm ads found in the front and back of the May 16, 2016, issue of The New Yorker.

What’s New

Version 1.0

This update is signed with Apple’s latest signing certificate. No new features are included.

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

mortaldicoupe ,

Fun idea

Clever way to have fun with a New Yorker cover. I'm sure they'll think of more ways to use the technology. I found I had to move my iPhone farther away to get a more full view; if too close, any tilting made it stop and start over. Lovely way to waste a few minutes. :)

thruhikers ,

Just watched you present this app

TNY posted a video on FB showing both the front/back cover art for the May 27th issue and how to use uncovr to bring the covers to life with augmented reality using cover. Bravo for the video, the issue and the AR actions. Wow. This I understand, your published poetry, not so much😉 -wjm

druekberg ,


It works, but what's the point? A clever way to drive me towards advertising. No thanks. Uninstalled.


The New Yorker
228.7 MB

Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2016 The New Yorker


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