Dallas, TX—February 15, 2017— Today the Dallas Museum of Art announced the addition of the Museum’s first app for Android devices, expanding its reach to mobile audiences. The Museum first launched its DMA app for iOS devices in August 2016, and over the past six months the technology department has worked to create a new framework for the Android platform. To date, more than 2,500 people have installed the iOS application, which was created in partnership with Pariveda Solutions’ Summer Internship Program.
"When we launched the DMA’s first free iOS app last summer, we knew we had a sizable portion of our visitors who were Android users, including myself, and that we needed to be able to better serve that audience,” said Shyam Oberoi, Director of Technology and Digital Media. “With the launch of our new Android app, all visitors to the DMA will now be able to experience our mobile offerings."
The new framework, like the original developed for iOS devices, includes fun new ways to discover works of art via self-guided tours compiled by DMA insiders, a calendar of daily events, access to the DMA’s audio guide, and a “shake to explore” feature, which displays a random DMA highlight on demand. The Android version, available on the Google Play store, also features English and Spanish for the app controls, a feature currently being developed for a future iOS release.
About the Dallas Museum of Art
Established in 1903, the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) is among the 10 largest art museums in the country and is distinguished by its commitment to research, innovation and public engagement. At the heart of the Museum and its programs is its global collection, which encompasses more than 23,000 works and spans 5,000 years of history, representing a full range of world cultures. Located in the nation’s largest arts district, the Museum welcomes over 650,000 visitors annually and acts as a catalyst for community creativity, engaging people of all ages and backgrounds with a diverse spectrum of programming, from exhibitions and lectures to concerts, literary events, and dramatic and dance presentations. Since the Museum’s return to free general admission in 2013, the DMA has welcomed more than two and a half million visitors. For more information, visit DMA.org.
The Dallas Museum of Art is supported, in part, by the generosity of DMA Members and donors, the citizens of Dallas through the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, and the Texas Commission on the Arts.