Refresh is an art app for iPhone and Android (in the app store its called Refresh by Owen Ribbit because Refresh has already taken by an unpublished app). This started as an Internet based project that was in reaction to some research I was doing on net art. It tells a story in a sort of maze, with buttons connecting pages in a narrative, while each page will time out at a certain point and Refresh the app back to the beginning, modeling video games that send the character to the beginning of a level each time they “die”. Through repeated readings of these pages the viewer pieces together the narrative and learns the various pathways from beginning to end.
Anyway, having built it with web languages, I realized PhoneGap might be a good way to quickly build a mobile app version and send to Apple, as I wanted to see if something like this would even make it into the app store, essentially an art app or an app that doesn’t clearly fit into one of Apple’s categories, which include things like Business and Games, and doesn’t “do anything” as a lot of people have asked when I explain it.