Andersen Launches New Apps
Andersen Windows has launched virtual versions of its popular Home Style Library pattern books as two iPad apps. Available free in the iTunes App Store, the tablet-friendly apps are designed to give homeowners, architects, builders and remodelers resources to understand and discuss the elements of architectural style at any stage of the building process.
|A screen shot from Andersen's Craftsman Bungalow app.|
“For homeowners or remodelers, it’s like having an architectural library at your fingertips,” says Jay Libby, Andersen creative services manager. “We’ve started with two of our most popular pattern books: Craftsman Bungalow and Georgian Federal. Each style is a separate app, so you can download just the style you need, when you need it. That accessibility in an iTunes app means you can have that knowledge with you anywhere you go throughout the building process.”
The apps were designed to give users a true page-turning experience like the print and PDF versions of the pattern books. More styles will be added to the app collection in the future, including Prairie, American Farmhouse, French Eclectic, Modern, Shingle, Queen Anne, Ranch, Spanish Colonial and Tudor as Andersen expands the Andersen Home Style Pattern Book offering.
The apps are part of the Andersen Home Style Library. Volumes in the library are also accessible online as interactive resources; downloadable for free; or as spiral-bound hard copies that can be ordered through the Andersen website.
Each book is dedicated to a single style and contains illustrations and descriptions of the architectural elements that make up each style, including proportions; groupings; positioning; accent windows; color palettes; combinations and grille patterns; interior and exterior trim details; and entry door, hardware and art glass options.