Art Authority Ships K-12 edition, A Perfect Fit for the iPad mini

[] Ashland, Oregon – The creators of the award-winning Art Authority app line announced that they have added a special K-12 iPad app to the line, timed to coincide with availability of Apple’s new iPad mini. Art Authority K-12 for iPad, a full-featured “age appropriate” version of their award-wining iPad app, is available immediately through the App Store. The app includes access to works by the same 1000+ western artists as the rest of the line, but with nudity and other sexual content removed. Essential historical works, such as “Venus de Milo” and “Creation of Adam,” are still included through special detailed views that avoid nudity.

“Teachers have been telling us they love Art Authority and want to use it in the classroom, but don’t want to worry about inadvertently exposing students to inappropriate content,” said Alan Oppenheimer, president of Art Authority co-developer Open Door Networks. “We wanted to be sure we still provided them with a complete historic view in the process. Art Authority K-12 happily accomplishes both goals. Plus it’s a perfect fit for the new iPad mini, Apple’s least expensive tablet.”

Art Authority K-12 is available immediately through the App Store for a special introductory price of $3.99, and will be available through Apple’s Education Volume Purchase Program. Details of all Art Authority products and services, including the recently announced Prints on Demand program, are available through the Art Authority Web site.

Art Authority for iPad is the only iPad Reference app to be named to Apple’s Rewind 2011 and Rewind 2010 “best of” lists. It brings over 55,000 high-resolution classic works of art to users’ fingertips. Hailed as “an experience unlike any other” and “visually dazzling,” the app professionally displays paintings and sculptures by over 1000 major western artists from ancient times through current-day. The app is in use by Seton Hill University and a number of other educational institutions worldwide. Art Authority for Macintosh, iPhone, and Kindle Fire bring similar functionality to these devices.

Art Authority is the product of an innovative collaboration between two separate software companies, Open Door Networks and Project A. The mission of Art Authority is the design, development and deployment of the best ways for users to experience art on their modern-day devices.

Device Requirements:
* Requires iPad with iOS 4.3 or later
* 101 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Art Authority K-12 for iPad 1.0 is $3.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.Open Door Networks
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Art Authority K-12 for iPad 1.0
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Open Door Networks, Inc. was founded in 1995 by Alan Oppenheimer, co-creator of AppleTalk, the original network system for the Macintosh. Open Door is a leading provider of Internet and mobile solutions for Apple products. Copyright (C) 2012 Open Door Networks, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

###Alan Oppenheimer
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