David Bowie is

“David Bowie is” is an adaptation for iPhone of the blockbuster exhibition that originated in London’s Victoria and Albert Museum in 2013 and toured the world for five years to record-breaking attendance and international acclaim.

This augmented reality exhibition tells the story of Bowie’s life and career through costumes, videos, photography, drawings, storyboards, music scores, handwritten lyrics, letters, and diary entries. It displays over 400 items from the iconic exhibition in a sequence of 25 newly designed virtual exhibition rooms, with many never before seen items. No headsets required, all you need for the best experience is a pair of headphones.

"David Bowie is...the freakiest show on your smartphone." - The Guardian

“Extraordinary stage costumes, inspired handwritten lyrics, production notes, diary entries, and music videos bring the 'artistic diversity' of David Bowie's legendary career into focus.” - CNET

David Bowie is includes:
• 56 Costumes
• 38 Songs
• 23 Music Videos and live performances
• 60 Original lyric sheets and design notes
• 50 Photos
• 33 Drawings and sketches
• 7 Paintings (that’s right, he painted too)

Each digitally scanned item can be inspected in astonishing detail at the viewer’s leisure, in their own environment, with no crowds or glass separating them from the intimate artifacts of one of the most influential artists in popular cultural history.

- More praise for David Bowie is -
"David Bowie Is… could have been overwhelming, but instead it felt like a vessel of his spirit." - Pitchfork

“If you loved Bowie in a manner that could not be reasonably described as casual, grabbing the app will be the best $7.99 you’ve ever spent.” - Buffalo News

"The David Bowie AR app conjures the sense of a present absence." - GQ

“Here is augmented reality with a soul.” - Hypebot

- Compatibility -
For iPhones 6S, iPad 2017, iPad Pro and later models running iOS 11 and later. You do not need a VR headset to view this exhibition. Only your iPhone and headphones.

- Privacy, Safety, and Support -
This app requires access to your device's camera and microphone in order to use augmented reality. However, no personal data is recorded or saved, your privacy is 100% guaranteed. As you will need to move around to view the exhibition, please be aware of your surroundings while using the app.

- Things to Know -
This app uses your phone and battery intensively - you might notice your phone heating up during prolonged use, this is normal. Taking breaks will help reduce this heat buildup. This app also streams a significant amount of data to your phone, so be sure to connect to a strong wifi network if available.

Please visit davidbowieisreal.com for support.

The quite superb David Bowie is… Augmented Reality app has been made available on what would have been David Bowie's 72nd birthday. Go here for more ...

Thanks for visiting the show! This update includes a number of updates and bug fixes.

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Mike Kilbride
Mike Kilbride
08 February 2019

https://youtu.be/xILt1WYN8QM

Israel Jorge
Israel Jorge
02 February 2019

Beautiful Tribute. Love. https://open.spotify.com/album/3SKhtrOhKKWeGHKK6hbOqF?si=G1tfjsScSqa6NLpcvVb60w

rapunzel66gold
Rapunzel66gold
3 star

Excellent content, unfortunately marred by some issues. 1st AR app bought, and very difficult, as a disabled person, to need to move the ipad around so much ... I'd thought there would also be some non-AR sections. If there could be options eg like the Leonardo app, that would be great ie book-form options included also, especially for the price. I can't see how to open some documents, and Help doesn't work. Huge internet disconnect message across the screen, which stays for ages, despite the app continuing to play; not able to see things properly.

thorthorthorthorbowie
Thorthorthorthorbowie
5 star

Totally amazing just like being at the show.

Hdix1
Hdix1
3 star

Everything is too small.

Djh 56
Djh 56
19 January 2019

Glad I travelled all the way from Australia to Brooklyn New York to see ‘Bowie is’ in the last weeks of its world tour... I felt I was being very extravagant but it was so worth it

Kati-I
Kati-I
5 star

Very cool!!! It took a bit for me to figure out how to start it on my iPhone, but then loved the content and experience!!

jumpingdownthat rainbowway
Jumpingdownthat rainbowway
5 star

How Bright does the surface have to be to get the AR to initiate? It finally started up when I had phone pointed towards my keyboard. Finicky to start, but awesome content!

KillerCaitie
KillerCaitie
16 January 2019

Amazing!

BARose76
BARose76
5 star

One of the best virtual tour experiences ever. Brilliantly put together, and easy to navigate.

Ukbaums
Ukbaums
3 star

Content is outstanding, of course, but please add a way of navigating it without the AR. The novelty subtracts more than it adds and all the pinching, zooming and panning gets frustrating. I just want to click on objects and have them fill my screen. As someone who saw the exhibition at both its first and last stops, I’m disappointed that the app so far is more trouble than it should be.

_Bill_F_
_Bill_F_
5 star

...in my kitchen. In all seriousness, he doesn’t get as much credit as he’s due for being a forerunner of online artist/fan engagement. This app does the great man credit, because somehow he still is.

Mariana Trench
Mariana Trench
5 star

As a decades-long Bowie afficionado, this official release was never going to be second-rate. David prided himself on excellence, freshness and style. Ch,ch,changes? Not one.

Jennie f
Jennie f
15 January 2019

Terrific you all enjoy ) Jen

Chuck Norris
Chuck Norris
5 star

Chuck Norris doesn't have nightmares, nightmares have him

Patrizia Brugiatelli
Patrizia Brugiatelli
14 January 2019

Come non si può amarlo quando ha scritto questo brano stava cercando un suo nuovo stile ❤️ma è lui il duca bianco

Uisquebeatha
Uisquebeatha
13 January 2019

It should be free for the one who have attended one of the exhibitions around the world by presenting our tickets.

Morris West
Morris West
5 star

If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you'll never enjoy the sunshine.

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Application Data

  • Relase Date08 January 2019
  • CategoryEntertainment
  • Price$9.99
  • App Rating5
  • Current Version1.0.4
  • DeveloperSony Music Entertainment(Japan)Inc.
  • Operating SystemIOS 11.0 or later

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