iPad Apps

Stones of North America

The Stones of North America gives design and construction professionals quick, easy access to detailed information about natural stones quarried in North America and is available for free download at the iTunes Store. The app has been produced by the Natural Stone Institute with generous support from MAPEI, the world leader in the production of adhesives and other products for the installation of stone and other floor and wall coverings.

The app features marble, granite, and other stones from more than 70 quarries in North America. The Natural Stone Institute's goal in creating the app was to give architects, builders, designers, homeowners, and others shopping for natural stone an easy way to view and select stone on the popular iPad. The app is being promoted to architects and design professionals through a robust advertising campaign.

Users can explore natural stones by type, color, intended use, location, and distance from a project.
Featured stones are showcased through stunning photos of their use in commercial and/or residential applications.

Technical specifications, physical properties, and details on recommended use make it easy to specify the right stone for any project.
Sophisticated mapping technology enables users to measure the distance from the stone's quarry and processing centers to a job site for sustainable projects.


A natural stone swatch for the iPad from the authoritative experts on natural stone - The Natural Stone Institute, and the Italian experts in natural stone graphics and web design, studiomarmo. Presented in a beautifully rendered, 3D environment, the application has been built to take full advantage of the large Multi-Touch screen and advanced capabilities of iPad. The app presents images and technical information of over a 1,000 natural stones from around the world, and includes the capability to search for a favorite stones by:

  • Stone type
  • Color
  • Country of Origin
  • Name


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