Art.com Inc. Announces Launch of New, Free iPhone and Facebook Applications
Leading Online Destination for Wall Art Introduces Innovative Social Media Capabilities
SAN FRANCISCO (March 2, 2010) — Art.com Inc., the world’s largest online retailer of quality wall art, today announced the introduction of two new social media applications designed to offer consumers unique ways to shop for and create wall art, including a free iPhone app that allows users to preview their art selections on the walls of their own homes, and a free Facebook app that can turn personal photos into professionally-framed masterpieces.
The new art.com iPhone app allows users to decorate on the go, combining the convenience and user-friendliness of the iPhone with art.com’s unparalleled selection of quality wall art. The app allows users to take a photo of the wall area they wish to decorate with their iPhone and upload it to a personal “My Walls” gallery on art.com. They can then select their favorite artwork by browsing the art.com catalog of quality wall art directly from their iPhone and see the artwork framed. The finished artwork then appears in the user’s wall photo, to create a preview of how it will look when it is actually hung on the user’s wall. Users can email or send the artwork to Facebook to get opinions from friends or family. The iPhone application also allows the user to purchase artwork from art.com and have it shipped directly to their home or office.
Art.com’s MyFrameShop application for Facebook provides the ability to turn any personal photo into a professionally-framed work of art. Facebook users can access MyFrameShop and upload personal photos from their computer or from their Facebook, Picasa or Flickr accounts to the application. They can then custom-frame a selected photo by choosing from hundreds of moulding and mat combinations. The application also enables users to preview their selection against any walls saved in their “My Walls” gallery from their art.com account. Similar to the iPhone app, MyFrameShop allows users to share their framed photograph with others and purchase the final artwork directly from art.com.
“Art.com’s new, free iPhone and Facebook apps allow our customers to discover, design and visualize wall art in a whole new way and provide a level of convenience, accessibility and personalization that can’t be found anywhere else,” said Geoffroy Martin, chief executive officer of Art.com Inc. “Enabling our customers to engage with art.com through iPhone and Facebook is just the latest development in our ongoing commitment to creating a great user experience and transforming the way the world shops for high-quality wall art.”
The art.com iPhone application is now available for free download at http://www.art.com/asp/landing/iphone and the Apple iPhone Application Store at http://itunes.apple.com/app/art-com/id348423904, or by searching for “art.com” in the App Store on the iPhone.
The MyFrameShop Facebook application is now available at http://www.art.com/asp/landing/myframeshop or http://www.facebook.com/apps/application.php?id=195695830858.
About Art.com Inc.
Art.com Inc. is a leading authority in wall art and the world’s largest online retailer of posters, prints, and framed art. Since 1998, Art.com Inc. has sold high-quality wall art online to more than 10 million customers – including home decorators, interior designers, businesses, art collectors, and art lovers – in over 120 countries worldwide. The privately-held company is headquartered in Emeryville, CA, with other facilities in Ohio, North Carolina and the Netherlands. Its décor experts are always on top of the latest wall décor and decorating trends, and make them accessible to the everyday consumer by creating exclusive unique wall décor pieces that can’t be found anywhere else. For more information, visit www.art.com and www.AllPosters.com. “art.com” and “AllPosters” are registered trademarks of Art.com Inc.