Tate Britain Mobile Guide

Tate Britain Mobile Guide


Tate Britain is the national gallery of British Art where you can see a wide range of art dating from the year 1500 to the present day. This audioguide app has been produced to accompany the recently updated displays where you can walk through 500 years of British art, seeing favourite masterpieces as well as discovering new ones.

The app features:
- Detailed information on key works in the BP Walkthrough British Art displays
- Curators' commentaries
- Opinions from a range of other commentators
- Background information about British history and art history

The app is designed to be used as an audioguide whilst you are visiting the Tate Britain displays, however you can also listen to the commentaries wherever you like. An image of each artwork discussed is onscreen as the commentary is played.

Please note, this app is not currently optimised for tablet devices.

The app was produced by Tate and programmed by Antenna International.
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About Tate Britain Mobile Guide
Tate Britain is the national gallery of British Art where you can see a wide range of art dating from the year 1500 to the present day. This audioguide app has been produced to accompany the recently updated displays where you can walk through 500 years of British art, seeing favourite masterpieces as well as discovering new ones.

The app features:
- Detailed information on key works in the BP Walkthrough British Art displays
- Curators' commentaries
- Opinions from a range of other commentators
- Background information about British history and art history

The app is designed to be used as an audioguide whilst you are visiting the Tate Britain displays, however you can also listen to the commentaries wherever you like. An image of each artwork discussed is onscreen as the commentary is played.

Please note, this app is not currently optimised for tablet devices.

The app was produced by Tate and programmed by Antenna International.

Android Market Comments
A Google User
Jul 20, 2015
Good, but it needs more development * Excellent information for each of the works * Good chronological lay out * But * stops when phone locks * Very limited amount of works are covered * Not possible to zoom in to view the works in greater detail.
A Google User
Jul 15, 2015
Great tool to use with Tate's wifi I downloaded it on the Tate wifi and used it while strolling around. I would have liked more paintings covered in the audio, it's really interesting. Also the stopping of the audio when the screen switches off is a little pesky, and unfortunately many pictures seem to be missing
A Google User
Mar 13, 2015
Needs a bit of developer thought It stops playing when my phone locks! What's the sense in that? I've got to keep tapping the screen on my phone to keep it playing. Most irritating. If I'm standing in front of a painting I don't need it to be on my phone screen as well. I hope Tate didn't waste too much money getting this app made. A pity as this is a good idea badly executed.
A Google User
Nov 5, 2014
Good, but needs a 'play under locked screen' option The app's intention is to walk you through a representative selection of another representative selection. The Tate has curated several rooms to display a chronological circuit of British Art. Handily, the period covered by each room glints at you from the floor, though sometimes it requires a bit of wandering to work out which exit has the relevant number. You get around three paintings discussed per room, between one to two minutes each time. Occasionally there is some extra content, like a contemporary artist discussing the work, or some historical background. For example, an expert on 18th century ballet to flesh out the pose struck by Giovanna Baccelli in Gainsborough's famous portrait, or Damien Hirst's opinion on 'Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion' by Francis Bacon. That commentary is quite good, but there is an annoying downside to the audio guide. Normally when you play audio, you can switch off your screen. Not with this app. It insists on keeping your screen on, a major battery drain if you're a fellow user of phones in the 'ridiculously-huge' category. A less irksome problem is that this app is massive, so use wifi to download it.
A Google User
Aug 13, 2014
Audio guide This is an audio guide and should be labelled as such. Don't waste your time with the very large download unless an audio guide is what you want. Can't comment on the details of the contents as I didn't use it.