What's on Your Phone, Eric Shiner?

                                                                                  Eric Shiner, Director of The Andy Warhol Museum. Photo by Ric Evans.

                                                                                  Eric Shiner, Director of The Andy Warhol Museum. Photo by Ric Evans.

An interview with Eric Shiner, Director, The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, PA.

Daniel: What are the apps you use every day, and why do you like them?

A screenshot of Eric Shiner's iPhone.

A screenshot of Eric Shiner's iPhone.

Eric: I use about ten apps regularly each day.  I communicate with my friends overseas using What's App; get around town using the Maps app; stay in touch with the world via the Facebook app; track down answers to unusual questions on the Google app; play Scrabble before I go to bed on the Scrabble app; keep my travel organized on a multitude of airline apps; order a car on the Uber app; tune in to Andy Warhol's grave on the EarthCam app (yes, we actually partnered with them on the development of our Figment project!); and purchase music on the iTunes Store app.  I like them all because they make my life easier!

Daniel: Is there an app you think developers should be working on?

Eric: A "Take the Dog out for a Walk" app would be great, but obviously I don't see that coming along anytime soon.

Daniel: Is there an app that surprised you with its usefulness?

Eric: I like the Waze app because it gets me out of traffic and redirects me to faster routes.

Daniel: If you could recommend one app for every arts manager, what would it be?

Eric: I love the myPantone app because you can figure out an exact color name on any color, which proves useful to me as an art historian.