Marble Institute of America (MIA), the authoritative source for natural stone standards and education, and studiomarmo, the renowned Italian expert on natural stone graphic and web design, have announced the release of iStone, a natural stone swatch application originally designed for the iPad, iPhone and iPod. The app is available in the Apple App Store.

iStone is presented in a beautifully rendered 3D environment and was designed to take advantage of the high resolution screen and advanced capabilities of Apple devices. The app presents images and technical information on over 1,000 natural stones from around the world, including a search function that allows the user to filter by stone type, color, country of origin and other characteristics. Also included is the ability to view stones in 3D and bookmatch format, as well as email capability to share images with clients, colleagues or friends.Via Floor Covering News###