Doctor's Review: Medicine on the Move

January 22, 2022
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Your personal art curator?

The Shazam app has been around for decades. Available on both iPhones and Androids, the mobile app can instantly tell you the name of the song that’s playing on your car radio or in your favourite coffee shop. Now, a new app called Smartify will allow users to scan artwork at museums to get art commentary on the piece. The app’s co-founder, Thanos Kokkiniotis, has himself likened the platform to Shazam. Only four museums were covered by the app when we checked at the end of March and reviews weren’t particularly favourable, but Smartify is said to launch across more major institutions including the Louvre in Paris and The Met in NYC. Some museums have their own apps, of course, with commentary from artists and curators.

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