As a pioneering thinker Steve Jobs dotted the i's (and crossed the t's) of modern communication by combining the internet with the telephone, creating a user-friendly interface and packing everything into an outstandingly designed product. However, this is not delayed homage but "app-lause" for the "i-revolution" which he created!
"Apps" are what we call the programmes which are written for the iPhone, iPad and other smart phones. Their functions range from small, everyday tools right across to complex applications –such as, for example, the Architonic app for the iPhone and iPad, which gives you access anywhere and anytime to our encyclopaedic database with product information for your research and planning in the fields of architecture, interior furnishing and design.
The Architonic app brings more than 92,000 products to your iPhone or iPad. Just like at architonic.com you can intuitively find the product you are looking for by manufacturer, product group, designer or free text search. On every product data sheet you will find additional information and a direct link to the manufacturer's homepage.
Via the contact functions you can recommend the site to friends, look for the manufacturer's contact data, send direct enquiries by email, request catalogues and price lists or access a list of retailers. The latest feature consists of architectural and reference projects which are linked to the products themselves and show these in a specific context. This offers new ideas and enables you to see what effect individual products have in a real environment.
The data is transmitted at high speed, but internet access is essential because local storage of our huge database on your device would exceed its capacities. For a long time mobile internet access was expensive and slow -- until smart phones revolutionised the market. However, in order to make the purchase of these devices and mobile surfing attractive, new tariffs have also had to be developed for accessing mobile data.
In this case good advice is not expensive. The app of the most popular work of reference among architects, planners, designers, journalists, property owners and design fans costs a mere €3.99, while the regular update is of course free of charge.