Dublin, the capital of Ireland has become a home for app developers. In the 80’s when public art first emerged in Dublin, the South Dublin County Council and a group of artists roll up their sleeves to create Art Trax.
An interactive tour, Art Trax guides visitors to public art with a built-in map that shows locations where you can find public exhibitions in Dublin.
Another popular app in Dublin, Dublin Street Art, guides art enthusiasts to must-see street art. There are a plethora of street artists in Dublin, and while the quantity may not match NYC, the work is equally creative.
With Dublin Street Art, even if laziness has set in, you can sit comfortably from your sofa and scroll over a gallery of pictures of street arts throughout Dublin.
The most recent app in Dublin is an audio guide of specific public art projects. To date audio information is available for 17 of Dublin’s 70 public works. The app can also be used at the Columbus Museum of Art, The Wexner Center of Arts, and a famous 12 ft. sculpture of the Wyandot chief Leatherlips.
The application works by entering a phone number or scanning a QR code. An audio or video recording then starts playing. The narrator is the artist them-self, explaining detailed information about his/her work.
Finally, an app that launched on Tuesday, maps the city’s 10 Riverboxes and 3D works of Dublin’s outdoor arts. Riverboxes are trails along the river that one follows to find hidden treasuries, 3D works, graffiti, or paintings on the floor that look amazingly real!
Now you finally have a great excuse to visit Dublin and install all those cool apps on your new IPhone 5!