Pariveda Solutions and the Dallas Museum of Art announced today the launch of the Museum’s mobile application. The DMA app, available for free on iOS devices, provides users with an enhanced visitor experience enabling them to easily browse and locate works of art in the DMA’s collection and current exhibitions, as well as explore programs happening at the DMA.
The application was created as part of Pariveda Solutions’s Summer Internship Program. Developing talent is at the core of the technology and strategy solutions company, and each year Pariveda offers an eleven – week internship program to an elite group of college students.
This is the sixth year that Pariveda, headquartered in Dallas, has partnered with a non-profit in North Texas for the summer project. The internship allows these students to learn the interworkings of being a consultant and also provides an opportunity to give back, showcasing how one can use a passion for technology to serve their local community. The development of mobile applications for Klyde Warren Park and the City of Cedar Hill are among the earlier summer internship projects.
“Partnering with the DMA allowed the Pariveda interns to experience working with a great organization in our Dallas community,” said Allison Grindle, Intern Project Manager. “They were able to understand the world of consulting, learn the latest technologies in mobile, and experience the joy of giving back. With more people accessing information via their mobile phones, this new application makes accessing information about the DMA easy for their more than 700,000 annual visitors. The creation of this app plays a vital role in delivering value to these visitors.”
“This has been an extraordinary collaboration. Pariveda was able to bring to us a fantastic group of interns along with the agency’s technical, design, and project management resources,” said Shyam Oberoi, Director of Technology and Digital Media at the DMA. “The DMA was able to leverage both our technical infrastructure as well as the dedicated work of diverse staff from all across the organization including IT, Creative Services, Curatorial, Communications and Marketing, Education, Development, and Visitor Services. I could not be happier with the result.”
The application features an interactive map of the DMA, complete with points of interest and gallery previews. It also includes fun new ways to discover works of art, via self-guided tours compiled by DMA insiders or the “shake to explore” feature which displays a random DMA highlight on demand. The app was built using Swift, the newest programming language for iOS development, together with several products from the Amazon Web Services cloud computing platform to integrate smoothly with the existing technologies that currently serve the Museum’s website DMA.org.
About Pariveda Solutions
Pariveda Solutions, Inc. is a leading management consulting firm specializing in improving our clients’ performance. We are complex problem solvers who provide strategic consulting services and custom application development solutions for mobility, cloud computing, data, portals and collaboration, CRM, custom software, enterprise integration and user experience needs of our clients. Learn more at http://www.parivedasolutions.com. Additional information on internship opportunities can be found here.
*Original press release found here: http://bit.ly/DMAapplive