The First Illustrated Mobile App Guide to New York City’s High Line Park

[MobilePRwire] – Illustrated book publisher Thames & Hudson announces the launch of ON THE HIGH LINE app for iPad, a dynamic, insider’s guide to the High Line combining photographs, videos, maps, informative texts, and interactive social media features. This beautiful app gives you the High Line park at your fingertips.

ON THE HIGH LINE app is the perfect resource for visitors planning a trip to New York City and for residents who want to get the most out of an afternoon in the park. Because we love nature, history, art, and food, we know you will love this experience — and the app — as much as we do. Join us on a trip into the heart of New York City’s coolest green space.

Top features include:
• Over 80 original color photographs;
• 7 video clips with original music;
• Browse categories: architecture, history, and nature;
• Family-friendly Kids’ Stuff section;
• Maps of the High Line showcasing nearby bars, cafés and restaurants, fashion boutiques, specialty shops, and art galleries;
• Interactive map showing notable architecture;
• Create and share your own postcards showing the High Line then and now.

ON THE HIGH LINE is an enhanced digital book based on the first illustrated guidebook to the park, On The High Line: Exploring America’s Most Original Park, by Annik La Farge with selected contributions from Rick Darke (Thames & Hudson, May 2012). ON THE HIGH LINE app is a collaboration between publisher Thames & Hudson, and San Francisco-based digital solutions firm Soma Rishi.

Soma Rishi creates digital art books, exhibition catalogues, and guides cast as applications for iPad and iPhone. We believe enhanced art books for iOS devices hold enormous educational and entertainment potential in the most rapidly expanding technology market in the world. Presenting art, photography, and other illustrated content in a seamless, original reading experience, Soma Rishi apps enable publishers to customize and repurpose books into dynamic digital offerings. The resulting product can stand alone, or complement print editions. In our mission to reinvent the art book for the digital age, we provide a comprehensive approach to the design, development, and marketing of digital publications. Our integrated solutions combine the finest content with innovative design and powerful features, helping clients expand their audiences and refine their business model. With professional expertise in publishing, art history, and intellectual property law, Soma Rishi provides the right strategies and resources for art and illustrated book publishers to meet the challenges of today’s global marketplace.

Soma Rishi was founded in 2011 and is based in San Francisco, CA.

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