APP OF THE DAY: Banksy-Locations review (iPhone)
We've reviewed all sorts of apps here on Pocket-lint, ranging from social networking and photography to games and even an app that will point you in the direction of the nearest condom machine. Sometimes we like to get a bit arty and having previously gone highbrow with the National Portrait Gallery app, App of the Day is a map-based guide to the artwork of enigmatic graffiti artist Banksy.
- iOS 3 or later
Well known for his satirical street art, Banksy has created works of art all over the world and each one is laced with social and political commentary. Whether you think that Banksy is an artistic genius or a mindless vandal, it's hard to deny that the man has talent and this app will enable you to find all of the secretive character's paintings and installations.
You'll be able to search for Banksy locations using your current location, using the image gallery or the name of the piece that you want to see. The app will even map out the quickest route to get you there, while the gallery includes notes to tell you all you need to know about each piece. You can also view the images in full screen mode which means that they can be used as wallpaper on your iPhone.
The app will keep you up to date with all the latest Banksy news and there's also a video section that includes footage created by and about the elusive street artist. Banksy-Locations is designed to be used on the iPhone (although it's also compatible with iPod touch and iPad, so long as you're rocking iOS 3.0 or later).
The app is currently available for an introductory price of £1.49, but it's set to rise soon, so best get your skates on.