Muse – Changing the lock screen with art!

muse logoOne of the fellas at Muse has reached out to me to tell me about the app that they’ve been building.

In short, it puts up a new painting onto your lock screen, every time you use your phone. It uses a recommendation algorithm to help get images to your phone that you’d appreciate. It currently has over 100 000 paintings in its collection, which is a lot. Quite a lot in fact. If you access your phone 10 times a day everyday, it would take you over 27 yrs to get through all of the images.


The artists within the galleries include a few fancy names, like Monet, Van Gogh, Wharol, Banksy, etc.

You can get the app from the Google Play store now for FREE and the app is expected to hit the Apple App Store by mid-November 2014 as a FREE app as well.

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They’ve served up about 1.01million paintings so far and 180 000 of them have been saved, with the most popular painting so far being a Monet.

Muse, was founded in May this year by Andrea Riposati, an ex-Amazon employee, and his with a team of 5 others share stories of all-nighters busting out code while eating nothing else but caramel popcorn and their crazy Italian boss who has vowed to give up pizza and pasta until Muse hits 1 mil users. A part of me wants to see how long this challenge can be dragged out, but I like the idea of the app and I love the fact that this startup is winning at what they set out to do, even if they are only just starting to win.

As soon as the iOS version of the app launches, I’m definitely going to be giving this a try.


Dee Chetty is a South Africa- and India-educated web junkie. Focusing on strategy and new developments, Dee finds himself pushing the limits of innovation with his ideas. Dee loves open-source, mobile technologies and location-driven applications. He is an Apple fanboy & a die-hard Audi fan.

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