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  • #: 238725
  • Price: $2.99 In Apple Store
  • Category: Reference
  • Updated: 2009-09-21
  • Current Version: 1.3
  • 1.3
  • Size: 0.80 MB
  • Language: English, French, German
  • Seller: Hopnear
  • Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 2.0 or later
  • © Hopnear
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designnear - the first sophisticated guide to US contemporary architecture made by architects for architects. designnear includes over 2,100 images of over 575 projects (as of 1-1-2010), including important architecture, interior design, landscape….. Read more

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Rated 3/5 based on 3 customer reviews.


4/5 stars
good support response

This app is really good - not flashy, not tech innovative, but it actually provides good content, not just a bunch of misc. garbage like most location based apps. And, most imporantly, it actually works which is also not something I can say for most other apps I have! This app is just right for someone who likes architecture - I used it this weekend to see projects in Minneapolis and it was super useful at getting me there and giving me the basic information. Allowing people to add their own comments would be one improvement I would make. Also, I'd like more images althought I mostly know the designers so I know what I will likely see.

ALSO - I sent in some comments to support and was given quick response (I had not updated my cache and so I didn't see all the new projects). I think that should be automatic, and they said that would be in the next release which is good. Also, they seem to be very commmitted to long term having data on projects everywhere which would make this even better.

5/5 stars
Beyond useful

First rate information, good filters (took a while to get used to them), and strong photos make this a great ap. I've used the "nearby" tool in New York and Chicago and it worked well. I've used the "designer" filter to answer questions--my own and my friends, which makes it lie a game.

The photos are great--curiously "live." I hope there will be more.

2/5 stars

I was suprised at the lack of images for the listed buildings. No images for the majority of the buildings I was looking at which are extremlly famous. It also seems like some one has an Eric Owen moss crush as well, tons of his work in LA. Yet other architects like thom mayne - (much more influential) has only the cal trans building listed in LA. He's done many others down there. Also I noticed major buildings missing, such as renzo pianos science building which is across from the deyoung museum.

Couple suggestions-give opportunites for users to upload photos for everyone to view like a wiki.

Also expand the list of buildings drasticlly. It's a good start but i hope there are updates on the way.

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