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Tate Britain Mobile Guide

Supplied By Tate Gallery    On Jan. 8, 2016    Comments(17)

FREE Tate Britain Mobile Guide version0.0.3 Download

Tate Britain is the national gallery of British Art housing the Turner Collection, the world’s largest collection of JMW Turner’s work, and the BP Walk through British Art, showcasing Tate’s unparalleled collection of British art from 1500 to the present day.
Make the most of your visit to Tate Britain with this audio guide app featuring almost 100 Tate Collection works from the BP Walk through British Art and the Turner Collection displays.

The app features:
- Detailed information on key works in the BP Walk through British Art and Turner Collection displays.
- Curators' commentaries
- Opinions from a range of other commentators
- Background information about British history and art history

The app is designed to be used as an audio guide during your visit to the collection displays at Tate Britain but you can listen to the commentaries wherever you like. An image of each artwork discussed is shown onscreen as the commentary is played.
The app was produced by Tate and programmed by Antenna International.
What's New in Version
- New audio stops reflecting the current BP Walk through British Art displays
- New guide for the Turner Collection featuring commentaries on 12 of JMW Turner’s key works

Tate Gallery part of our Education and have average installs from 5000 to 10000. Last Update Jan. 8, 2016. Google play rating is 74.1053. Current verison is 0.0.3. Actual size 396.0 MB.

What's new

    This update includes bug fixes.
Download tate-britain-mobile-guide.apk 396.0 MB

Reviews

Needs a bit of developer thought It stops playing when my phone locks! What's the sense in that? I've got to keep tapping the screen on my phone to keep it playing. Most irritating. If I'm standing in front of a painting I don't need it to be on my phone screen as well. I hope Tate didn't waste too much money getting this app made. A pity as this is a good idea badly executed.

Audio guide This is an audio guide and should be labelled as such. Don't waste your time with the very large download unless an audio guide is what you want. Can't comment on the details of the contents as I didn't use it.

Simple and easy to use A good introduction to the collection of 500 years of British art. Commentary is around 1min 30secs per work which is enough to give a starting point when looking around without boring anyone to death. Hope it will continue to be updated as the displays change in the coming months and years.

Good, but needs a 'play under locked screen' option The app's intention is to walk you through a representative selection of another representative selection. The Tate has curated several rooms to display a chronological circuit of British Art. Handily, the period covered by each room glints at you from the floor, though sometimes it requires a bit of wandering to work out which exit has the relevant number. You get around three paintings discussed per room, between one to two minutes each time. Occasionally there is some extra content, like a contemporary artist discussing the work, or some historical background. For example, an expert on 18th century ballet to flesh out the pose struck by Giovanna Baccelli in Gainsborough's famous portrait, or Damien Hirst's opinion on 'Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion' by Francis Bacon. That commentary is quite good, but there is an annoying downside to the audio guide. Normally when you play audio, you can switch off your screen. Not with this app. It insists on keeping your screen on, a major battery drain if you're a fellow user of phones in the 'ridiculously-huge' category. A less irksome problem is that this app is massive, so use wifi to download it.

My anti virus says is a trojan

Does not work Downloaded and installed, but on opening it, it said it needed to download more data. It was unable to do this, and would not run without it. Tried several times, and checked that my phone has plenty of space. Great idea but currently useless. Uninstalled.

Doesn't work Pointless. Keeps on telling me I need to download expansion files, then says the app is stopped. Uninstalling.

On opening the app a sign pops up that it needs to download more data, but it will not and the app stops working.

When first installed quite good and would have had 4 stars. Now doesn't work at all. Needs sorting out.

Says needs an expansion pack, but Tate Britain not working

Doesn't work on my Wileyfox Swift :-(

Great tool to use with Tate's wifi I downloaded it on the Tate wifi and used it while strolling around. I would have liked more paintings covered in the audio, it's really interesting. Also the stopping of the audio when the screen switches off is a little pesky, and unfortunately many pictures seem to be missing

Good, but it needs more development * Excellent information for each of the works * Good chronological lay out * But * stops when phone locks * Very limited amount of works are covered * Not possible to zoom in to view the works in greater detail.

Would not work Said i needed expansion pack, which wouldn't download. Tate twitter said it's because i don't have enough space. I do.

Tooooo biiigggg This app requires more than 500mb. Seriously? tb;du.

Something wrong with this app It doesn't run when you open it, keeps asking to download more data.

Doesn't work. Wants extra files but won't d/l them. Waste of time waiting for it to d/l in the first place.