Very nice. As others have noted, the add-on downloads required by the app are pretty huge, but they're the maps, exhibition-specific guides, audio commentary and so on that need to change over time. (There is also a "manage my guides" option that's very transparent about what the content is and lets you delete whatever you want.) All in all it's really very slick and comprehensive; works nicely on my Moto x and added some value for our visit. That said... I'm still knocking off a star because the app isn't compatible with my wife's Nexus 7. Really?? Just like that other guy's Galaxy tab. Oh well.
Worth the trouble As others have mentioned, there are 2 mandatory updates to download before one can access the material. But the guide includes in-depth infornation about all tge current exhibits.
Useless power hog In 90 min this app consumed over 30% of my battery and I couldn't use it once. Use the free device you may check out
Guggenheim Mobile App The app is very rich in multimedia content. Its quite a large download, so be sure to download over a wi-fi connection for best results. The map function doesn't work correctly (using a Nexus 5 Google android here). The permanent collection requires a separate download. Compared to other museum apps, its available for both Android and iPhone, which is a plus. They may have been better served if they created a non-native web based app solution, but still the Guggenheim was long over due for a mobile app.
Have space on your SD card for this one! Required downloads for the app: about five. Size of each download: 50 to 80 mb. I am currently completing the download process. I'm hoping this app wows me, but if you are not excited about a huge number of downloads, this is not the app for you. Kind of wacky that it does this.
Why bother? I could have seen the entire museum collection on foot in the time it takes this app to load. Uninstall...
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