FEATURES · Guided tours of 80+ mid-century landmarks in Palm Springs, California · Tour by location, architect, or create your own custom tour · Intimate profiles of 12 leading architects · Video access to interiors and exteriors of premier properties · New & historic images, including Julius Shulman photography · Written and narrated by top architectural historians and experts PLEASE NOTE This application contains embedded high-quality video, photo, and audio content. Because of the large size, download time may vary based on your connection speed. You will need a WiFi connection to download the app to your device. We recommend you download the app through iTunes on your computer, then sync to your mobile device to reduce download time. Depending on the model of the device, the “Checking for updates” install sequence may vary. The app will also require 1 Gb of free space on your mobile device. Without enough free space the app may not install.
So far I’ve only looked at 10% to 20% of all the sites listed, but I’ve found several errors. The structure of the app and the quality of the photos is very good, but the overall impression due to the errors is not. Errors include mismatches between site names and the associated photos and incorrect naming of an architect. I expected MUCH better.
I was a little dubious given some of the reviews, and it wasn’t perfectly seamless, but after the first view sites we got into a rhythm of toggling back and forth between mapping and sites. When tour buses are safe again, that may be a better option, as we couldn’t see over some gates from our car. But $5 was a great price for a 90-minute, air conditioned, family activity with art, history, culture, geology, and navigation. And that was only one tour, there’s still two more we can do!
Latest version is fast, stable and works great. Early issues have long been resolved.
As a Coachella Valley resident and avid historian, I have found the information in this app extremely useful. The factual addresses, photos and details about significant modern architecture in Palm Springs is invaluable. Many thanks to Palm Springs Modern Committee for this educational and fun app.
This app is great Do much fun and do much great information I would highly recommend for all Architectural enthusiasts and anyone just curious about Palm Springs !!
My family just used this - it downloaded in a few seconds - there’s tons of information. It’s great. No technical difficulties whatsoever. We drove around and used the audio function so it was like we were at a museum. Highly recommend for a day trip. Only problem is that many of the most famous houses are hidden. If the app could link to tours of homes that might be helpful.
As other reviewers said, just doesn’t work! Don’t do it!
Do not purchase!
I bought this to take a self-guided tour of modernist homes in Palm Springs. The information, photos, and recorded narratives were great. Unfortunately, there are some serious shortcomings that made the app difficult to use for navigation. The driving directions, when used through the app, cause the GPS sound not to work, so it requires a person to navigate in addition to the driver. I set up a Favorites Tour, which seemed like a great idea, but although the app asked for location tracking, it didn’t use that information to put the tour in a sequence that made sense for my current location. As far as apps go, this one was expensive and I expected better performance.
Not only does the app not use your GPS to “guide” you, it crashes constantly when you click on the images. You have to click the images since most of the houses have walls or gates so you cant even see them. Go to youtube and view the houses from your house to see them better.