U.S. CAPITOL ROTUNDA APP
While the Capitol has been enlarged to accommodate the growing House and Senate over history, the center of the original Capitol beneath the Dome, the Rotunda, withstands time as it still serves as a ceremonial space and showroom of art and statuary.
Bates Creative worked with Architect of the Capitol to envision an app that would supplement tours while the Rotunda was closed for restorations between 2013-2016 and continue to complement visitors’ experiences once it reopened in 2017. Bates Creative brought the history and features of the Rotunda to life with the mobile app platform, Adobe Experience Manager Mobile, classically referred to as Adobe Digital Publishing Suite.
The app is built in horizontal orientation for tablets and in vertical orientation for smartphones to optimally display the architecture and artwork found within the Rotunda. Through this virtual resource, visitors to the Capitol may explore and learn about the Rotunda’s historic treasures, paintings, statuary, and architecture. Bates Creative brought the mobile experience to life with interactive videos, infographics, photography, 360-degree panorama images and historic illustrations to follow the same tour programming that is delivered in-person.
The U.S. Capitol Rotunda app is free and available for Apple iOS at the App Store and for Android on Google play.