Some people travel according to their stomachs. Others according to museums. The Art Alert app gives you directions to nearby museums as well as an introduction to their artwork.
Name: Art Alert
Available for: iPhone, iPad
What it does: Gives you directions, practical information and photos of representative works of art for more than 500 art museums around the globe. Art Alert is the companion app to the award-winning Art Authority app, a comprehensive and educational art app that houses nearly 60,000 works of art.
Cost: $2.99 for an introductory period.
What's hot: You can type in a city such as Sydney, Australia, or Tokyo or Santa Barbara and start perusing works from their museums' collections. That's a great help for people who have time to visit only one museum but have a handful to choose from.
What's not: There wasn't a decent starting point or home page to return to once you were inside the app. You had two choices: search by map or by an alphabetical list of museums. I would love to have searched by periods or styles of art.