Microsoft’s City Art Search gets data cleansing and new artwork

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Here’s the changelog for the new v3.0.9.4:

  • Minor UX polishing
  • Code optimisation and bug fixes
  • Data cleansing (i.e. cleaning up after itself)
  • Addition of new artwork to the database (now 8614 pieces of art)

Screenshot, City Art SearchScreenshot, City Art Search

All very ‘Windows Phone 8.1’, but this is a Silverlight app and proud. Here I’m looking at the closest listed gallery and starting to browse the works of art within it…

Screenshot, City Art SearchScreenshot, City Art Search

Switch to the HD versions of each piece and then zoom in and pan around to appreciate the artistry; there’s a control – and a menu item – for  the artist on Wikipedia for each piece, too.

As commented before, it’s a lot of work (and fairly manual) to both capture and then manipulate and enter details of all this art into the online system, but this is a very worthwhile initiative. And completely free to you, the user. So well done to all concerned.

You can grab City Art Search here in the Store.

Source / Credit: Store