NEW YORK, NY.-
Countless auction sites have allowed the general population to enter the world of art trading, as websites like Art.com and even eBay have allowed for those not privy to the inner circles of the art trading industry to have access to some truly priceless work, and as the popularity of collecting art skyrockets with the digital age, more and more people are looking to buy and sell art online.
But for many people, the problem has always been not being able to see how an item might look in their home. This is one of the most obvious limitations of buying art online, and one of the reasons why many curators still prefer to visit sites to purchase items they find interesting in person. A digital art service, however, seeks to change this by presenting previous unexplored options to their customers.
is a service that gives people access to the finest works in digital art, all printed on the finest quality materials and printed using the most advanced technology available, ensuring the quality of the art purchased via the site. A team of expert curators carefully selects the work proposed by established artists before it is sold on the website, and through this, they are able to guarantee their customers only the best digital art. It‚s a service that has grown from its humble beginnings in Tumblr to a website that now houses over 5,000 pieces of digital art from over 500 artists at a time.
As with any other art auction and trade site, Curioos is limited in that their customers are unable to see their products on their walls, and how well they would go with the rest of their d√©cor. Print sizes also become a problem, as estimation is not always reliable. Curioos has thus created a mobile app that allows their users to preview selected digital art and see how it would look on their walls. The app, called Curioos, Preview Art Prints on Your Wall
, is only available on the iTunes App Store, has been the subject of much talk over the past few days, and it truly makes the process of purchasing art over Curioos more interactive. Users need only to select the item on the website, click ‚Preview‚Ě, follow the on-screen instructions, and then view the preview on their phones.
This new app may be the future for all art curator sites, and all art buyers and auctioneers. Gaming Realms, the operators of mobile gaming website Spin Genie
, have said that growth in mobile internet continues to be one of the strongest trends on the internet landscape to date, with numbers of smartphone users globally climbing from 1 billion in 2012, to what some experts say will be 2 billion by the end of this year. The convenience of using mobile phones means that by 2018 up to 84% of all internet usage
might come from mobile devices. It‚s not unlikely that many curators also access art auction and trade websites on their phones, and Curioos‚s innovative use of the smartphone‚s hardware is a great showcase of how the art industry might begin to use mobile technology to its advantage.
Imagine a world where curators of galleries and museums might be able to use their smartphones‚ cameras to see how well a new piece they‚re planning to acquire might fit into their existing collections. Imagine a world where these curators could use apps on their phones to design new exhibits by using augmented reality to move items around, eliminating the dangerous process of trial and error, in which some items might get damaged. The use of mobile technology could do wonders for the art industry, and Curioos may have just ushered in a new age of art trading.