Amongst the new year roundups was this one in the Observer – Top Cultural Apps of 2009. The list includes industry leaders like Spotify and the list of 30 is dominated by those broadcasting existing content like Love Art: National Gallery, Stanza and the LPO and those useful navigation tools like ITheatre.
But as the revenues from video games in the UK is now 44% higher than film, surely this year’s cultural apps will be more and more interactive.
The Observer list includes only 3
This interactive app from the ENO lets users explore (and compose their own discordant version of) the car horn prelude from György Ligeti’s 1970s avant garde opera Le Grand Macabre.
Lady Gaga iOKi
Typically pioneering, Lady Gaga lends her name and music to an exemplary karaoke app, through which you also have access to a complete karaoke library of tracks in every genre
South Bank Avator Creator
But the rise and rise of collaborative and interactive cultural apps – like Central Station and Blip Foto will mean a different pecking order in years to come.