Twimble, The App for Art Lovers, Collectors and Archivers

Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Twimble, The App for Art Lovers, Collectors and Archivers

Twimble is the answer for art lovers and archivers who struggle with documenting gallery, museum, studio visits and even daily experiences.

The team behind ArtDependence launched an app that caters to the needs of art lovers and collectors.

The constant struggle for any art lover keen on documenting gallery, museum and even studio visits, is devising an easy means for proper tagging and documentation of images taken of artworks and even experiences obtained from these visits.

Twimble allows users to take two separate photographs and stitch them together instantly, allowing better record keeping and photo management. Once stitched, the single image is saved for as long as you need it, in your personal images library or have stylish bragging rights over on social media if you are the blogging type.

Twimble does not require you to share your images to the public and will never share your images or your data with any third parties. Unlike many apps, Twimble will never use your data to make additional income. With Twimble, the app is the product, not the user.

Dirk Vanduffel, Co-Founder and Managing Editor of ArtDependence, came up with the idea for Twimble. “I was in Museum d’Orsay in Paris and I saw lots of people making two photos, one of a painting and another, of the label,” said Vanduffell. “I also did this myself.  The problem was that when I got home I didn’t always know what label fits with what painting. I wanted to stitch them together.  I discussed this with Lieven Praet, who runs Shotec and he was interested in the idea and became our developer.”

“Even though Twimble was initially created for art enthusiasts, it can also be used by anyone across different professional fields. It can be used in real estate, stores, for stock inventory, saving recipes, photos of the finished item, price tags and the item people want to buy and so many other things too.”

Lieven Praet who spent several months developing the app said: “When the Twimble project was proposed, it was a natural fit to work together on this project as well. The creation of Twimble required me to expend my skills. While there were definitely challenges to overcome, I enjoyed the journey and grew as a full stack developer along the way.”

Praet has been working as a full stack developer since 2003. In 2016, he rebuilt and has been maintaining and improving it since then. The code base for Twimble is written in Flutter, a mobile framework released by Google. This helped Praet create the app quickly, and ensure compatibility with Android and iOS applications, avoiding the trouble that comes with maintaining multiple projects for different platforms.

“Twimble allows it’s users to unleash their creativity and I am very curious to see to what they will create with this tool,” says Lieven.

Having worked hard behind the scenes, the ArtDependence team are excited to reintroduce the versatility of Twimble to the world.

With Twimble, there are so many possibilities, so we hope that people enjoy it and get creative with it.

Twimble comes at a one-off cost of £3.49 and is available on Apple store and Google Play.



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Anna Melnykova, "Palace of Labor (palats praci), architector I. Pretro, 1916", shot with analog Canon camera, 35 mm Fuji film in March 2022.

Anna Melnykova, "Palace of Labor (palats praci), architector I. Pretro, 1916", shot with analog Canon camera, 35 mm Fuji film in March 2022.


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