Art in your pocket app launches in South Africa

7 December 2017

Digital Content

On Monday 4 December 2017, in what is a first for the art world, the Exhibid app was launched in South Africa. The app uses GPS technology to serve up all the artworks that are available in a user’s immediate geographic area. According to the company, the “art in your pocket” app enables users to browse and bid on pieces that catch their eye, within the comfort of their own home.

A simple “swipe left” on the online gallery permanently removes an artwork from view, while a “swipe right” adds the piece to the user’s favourites.

The app’s built-in bidding system allows the potential buyer to make an offer, which the artist is at liberty to accept or reject. Once a bid is accepted, payment is made via a secure payment gateway and buyer and artist are connected via the app to arrange collection. Read the full article on ITNews Africa here.