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The "Wright Guide" application for iPhone and iPod Touch is based on the world standard reference, The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, a complete catalog, by William Allin Storrer, Ph.D. With descriptions and a photograph of each of the built works by America's greatest architect, one knows the right building has been found when one reaches a site. There are easy links to see what buildings are nearby whatever item is being referenced, and driving directions from the user's location to any building are but a click away.
Storrer, who has visited each of these sites several times, who has met many of the original clients dating back to 1923, and who met children of earlier clients, keeps his documentation up-to date and provides useful comments on such items as client, site, construction materials, plan type and layout, date of design by Wright, and updates, restorations and/or alterations made since original construction.
The application home page, shows Wright's 1935 masterpiece, Fallingwater. The tab bar at the bottom lets you quickly access the different ways of navigating through the application, by Map, Location, Date, or Index. Directions to buildings can be obtained, and there is also some other navigation possible through the application.
The application has a map showing all of the buildings that have known locations. (This requires access to the internet.) Each building has an associated red pin, and if you touch the pin then it pops up an information "bubble" which gives the name of the building. Touching the arrow button goes to the page for that specific building. On that page you can navigate back to the map by either touching the Map button at the top left on the navigation bar, or by touching the Map tab bar button at the bottom.
|→ Touching button →|
The application has a list of locations for the buildings by state (plus "Other"). Touching the state goes to a list of the buildings in that state by city. Touching a building in that second list goes to the page for that specific building.
|→ Touching Wisconsin →|
The application has a list of dates by decade for the buildings. Touching a decade goes to a list of the buildings in that decade by year. Touching a building in that second list goes to the page for that specific building.
|→ Touching 1950-1959 →|
The application has a list of all the buildings, sorted by Storrer code. There is a shortcut at the right to quickly navigate to a specific range of buildings. This also has a "magnifying glass" at the top and touching that brings up a search box, which allows a filtering of the buildings based on the search term. Touching a building in the list (filtered by a search term or not) goes to the page for that specific building.
|→ Touching magnifying glass →|
Directions can be obtained for each building which has a known location. (This requires access to the internet.) At the top right of the page for a building is a Directions button and touching that provides directions to the building.
|→ Touching Directions →|
There are a couple of other ways to navigate around the application starting from a building page. At the bottom of the page, after the description, is a list of up to 10 nearby buildings (if there are any within 100 miles). Touching any of the arrow buttons goes to that building.
In addition, if the building page has been arrived at from all but the Map page, then the photo also has buttons at the left and right, which can be used to go to the "previous" and "next" buildings.
With Location navigation, the "next" building is the next building in the same city, or the first building in the next city if there are no more buildings in the original city, or the first building in the first city in the next state, if there are no more buildings in the original state. And similarly for the "previous" building.
With Date navigation, the "next" building is the next building by date, and similarly for the "previous" building.
With Index navigation, the "next" building is the next building by Storrer code, and similarly for the "previous" building. This respects any filtering by a search term, and so if there is only one building that matches the search term then the "previous" and "next" buttons are not there.
|← Nearby and Previous/Next →|
For questions and comments please send an email to info [at] cambridge2000 [dot] com, where [at] is replaced by the "@" symbol and [dot] is replaced by ".".
Application photos and text © 2010 William Allin Storrer. Application software © 2010 Azara Apps.