- Updated internal debugging framework
- Updated internal database framework
- Added push notifications
About the App
The See Art Orlando app, donated by Echo Interaction Group, is one of the first of it’s kind to utilize iBeacon* technology to discover content and information about public art.
Use it as your pocket guide to learn more about each of the See Art Orlando sculptures, the artists and its sponsors. As you come within range of each sculpture, iBeacon devices paired with your app will alert you that you are now nearby a sculpture and present you with detailed information about the piece. It serves as both a walking tour guide as well as automatic information delivery system. You can then check out information about the artwork as well as earn a badge for discovering it. In the future, obtaining all badges may earn you a reward. Check out all the great ways to learn about See Art Orlando:
• View all of the See Art Orlando sculptures in a neatly organized grid
• Each sculpture has a detail screen where you can see info, view photos and watch videos about that artwork.
• Learn about the artist for each sculpture
• Check out the map to locate all eight sculptures around Downtown Orlando
• Earn badges as you discover and visit each sculpture. Take a look at each badge for details and a reminder of when you earned it.
***iBeacons are small devices that can transmit a signal using Bluetooth LE (low energy). This signal can be picked up by mobile devices also using Bluetooth LE and trigger the device to present information when a user comes within a specific range of the beacon.
About See Art Orlando
Amid Central Florida’s internationally-known theme parks and robust entertainment options, the City of Orlando’s Downtown has its own story. Over the last 10 years, Downtown Orlando has emerged as a sports and entertainment district bustling with theaters, restaurants and a vibrant nightlife. To further enhance Downtown, discussions began about the need for permanent art sculptures throughout the city's core.
When visitors travel to major US cities such as Chicago, Philadelphia, Denver, Seattle or New York City, most pose for photos in front of the iconic works of art that help define that municipality. And while billions of photos are taken by Orlando visitors each year, most are not in front of art. Recognizing this, and the role that public art plays in invigorating a city and its residents, a volunteer board of arts enthusiasts and community builders launched See Art Orlando in 2011. Supported by private philanthropy, See Art Orlando is the permanent installation of eight contemporary public art sculptures in Downtown Orlando. After more than 180 submissions from 16 countries and 36 states were reviewed, eight internationally-renowned artists, including one from Central Florida, were selected to create works of art inspired by various elements of Orlando and embodying the diverse fabric of the city.
Thought to be the largest permanent sculpture collection of different pieces by different artists under construction at one time, the See Art Orlando collection was unveiled on November 18, 2013. Pieces in the collection are of all different sizes, and are crafted from a variety of mediums ranging from stainless steel to limestone, with features including kinetic energy and lights
- August 05, 2014 Initial release
- June 13, 2019 New version 1.2.0