An iPad app commemorating the 150th anniversary of Austrian painter Gustav Klimt's birth, his life, and his work.
The iKlimt app has a precursor: the iKlimt.com site. In early 2000 I launched iKlimt: the Life & Work of Gustav Klimt. It was an instant success among online Klimt fans, it won several awards and quickly ranked among the top ten Google search results for Gustav Klimt.
A completely redesigned version was launched in 2004 and another one in 2009. Currently more than 700 sites link to the iKlimt website, and it now ranks among the top 2 Klimt sites on all major search engines (right behind Wikipedia), receiving on average 450 visitors per day, or roughly 170,000 visitors every year.
But despite its successes iKlimt has one problem. It was built using Adobe Flash, which was the best web technology available at the time to deliver rich, interactive experiences. Unfortunately, that same technology now renders it all but unusable when it comes to the ever more popular Apple iOS devices. Like the iPad.
That’s where you come in.
The iKlimt App
With your help I hope to launch the iKlimt app for the iPad in March of 2012, just in time to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Gustav Klimt’s birth. But don't think the app will be just an iPad version of the website. It won't. Thought the app will have the same high-quality design, ease of navigation and great interactive experience iKlimt fans have come to expect, the iKlimt app will have exclusive features and content not available in the current online version, such as:
- new design
- a brand new section—an interactive timeline of his life and work and the times he lived in
- new, full-screen format at 1024X768
- paintings section divided by periods
- a new search menu to easily access Klimt's work
- expanded biography
- expanded featured work, with a total of 240 paintings and more than 60 drawings and sketches
- beautiful music in HD
I hope Klimt admirers, iKlimt fans, art enthusiast, and people who enjoy good design and rich interactive experiences alike will be inspired and decide to back this project. If you choose not to, you can still buy it for a very reasonable price come Spring!
The money I raise will go directly into creating this app. Your donations will cover the following:
- Basic expenses so I can take a couple of months off to finish this app
- Pay for all the rewards offered to backers
- Pay a programmer to turn final DCB files into binary files (I know, too technical) so I can upload the app to iTunes. Sounds simple. But it’s not.
iKlimt and the iPad. They just go together.
For more information about me, visit my website, www.juliandamy.com/work
For more information about the iKlimt website, visit www.iklimt.com
Thank you for stopping by!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $5,000 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on February 11, 2012.
Jan 12, 2012 - Feb 11, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $1 or more
My most sincere thank you for backing this project. Every dollar helps!Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $10 or more
You will get a free copy of the iKlimt app—a perfect way to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Gustav Klimt's birth in 2012.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $25 or more
All of the above AND and your name on the website as an "iKlimt Backer".Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
Pledge $50 or more
All of the above AND a dark, 6.0 oz, pre-shrunk 100% cotton T-shirt printed with a Klimt's painting or drawing of your choosing. International backers add $10 dollars for shipping.Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
Pledge $100 or more
All of the above AND you'll be an initial beta tester for the iKlimt app. You will play a critical role in the development and will help make the experience an even better one.Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
Pledge $250 or more
All of the above AND an iPad case with engraving/print with "Backer of iKlimt". International backers add $10 dollars for shipping.Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
Pledge $1,500 or more
0 backers Limited (5 of 5 left)
All of the above AND an your own iPad2 with "Backer of iKlimt" engraved on the back. The iPad2 is WiFi, 16GB, black or white.Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
Pledge $5,000 or more
0 backers Limited (1 of 1 left)
All of the above AND your name prominently displayed on a special 'Thank You' page at the start of the app. U.S. backers only please.Estimated delivery: Feb 2012