The app lets users browse featured 3D designs, and new and noteworthy items, which have been selected by the Thingiverse community based on popularity. When viewing 3D designs, the user can scroll through slideshows of detail photos.
“Launching the MakerBot Thingiverse iOS app has been a goal of ours and we are pretty psyched to launch it today,” said Bre Pettis, CEO of MakerBot. “We encourage everyone to download the Thingiverse app and be a part of the next industrial revolution that is being fueled by 3D printing.”
The app allows users to upload photos, and features a dashboard that offers a carousel of featured things and dashboard updates. The Explore function allows you to scroll through new and noteworthy items uploaded to the site, featured items, popular items, and made items, and have the ability to like and add items to your collections, then share with your social networks. There are also Thing detail screens that have photos of items, full screen slideshows of the designs, descriptions, instructions and license information.
Search is also included to help users find favorite designs and search on topics or browse through the expansive Thingiverse library. When you print an item from Thingiverse, the app also provides an opportunity to take a photo, upload it and associate the image with a Thingiverse thing from your download history, collections, favorites or search. You can also add a description, then share to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or save to your camera roll. Thingiverse settings are also accessible via the app.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.