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Art Authority has always been very popular in Japan. The new Art Authority for the new iPad has certainly been no exception. Not only has it been the top-selling reference app for the past week, but it recently moved to the number 35 best-selling app overall. #35 may not sound like much, but out of 200,000 iPad apps, it’s pretty meaningful. For instance, as you can see below, that’s 10 better than Angry Birds Seasons (and at nearly three times the price).
They just love Art Authority in Japan! Not to toot our own horn too much, but here’s a recent review:
このアプリは素晴らしいです – ★★★★★
この金額でこれだけの作品をみれるなんて素晴らしすぎます。 もっと値段が高くても良いのではないでしょうか？ 唯一欠点としては、一人の画家の作品が多すぎて、見たい作品を探すのが大変なぐらいです。
For those of us who don’t read Japanese, the operative word is
素晴らしい which means “amazing” or “awesome” 🙂 The review’s only complaint: too many works of art!
One of the driving factors behind our continued development and improvement of Art Authority is the passion we have for making a difference in education. When Apple announced it would be holding a press event with an educational theme, we eagerly awaited to see what Apple and the late Steve Jobs had created to “disrupt the textbook.”
One of the quotes from the event we really identified with:
There’s a lot that is talked about that may be wrong with education. One thing we hear louder than all else, and where we can help, is in student engagement.
Apple announced iBooks 2, iBooks Author, and some major advancements for iTunesU. You can watch the full video of the event here.
And to our surprise and delight, Art Authority was highlighted by senior VP Phil Schiller on stage as one of seven “amazing” iPad educational apps.
Speaking of the intersection between education, liberal arts, and technology, we are gearing up to make some of our own announcements here at the Moscone Center for MacWorld/iWorld 2012. Stay tuned.
From a pool of over 6,500 iPad reference apps, Art Authority was selected as Best iPad Reference App of 2011 in the United States by the App Store editorial team.