The Armenian, LLC
P O Box 287
Glendale, CA 91209
Contact: Stepan Partamian
PARTAM: All Things Armenian
FREE App to launch by April 24
A TRAVEL GUIDE TO EVERY ARMENIAN DESTINATION
UNDER THE SUN
Feature-rich release provides photos and info about Armenian
destinations across the US, profiles of eminent Armenians
Los Angeles, April 14, 2014 - `Partam: All Things Armenian,' a
powerful app providing a wealth of information about modern Armenian
identity, will be released by April 24, on the occasion of the 99th
anniversary of the Genocide.
The Partam app features high-quality photos and descriptions of Armenian
landmarks and institutions throughout the United States, profiles of
hundreds of eminent Armenian-Americans, and information about numerous
Armenian commercial establishments.
The geographical material is searchable by US city and categories
including Armenian Centers, Schools, Churches, Khachkars, and Genocide
Memorials. Users can click on any entry to see maps and driving
directions. In addition, they can directly connect with their
destinations of choice through the provided phone, Web, and email links.
The Partam app's geographical destinations are complemented by a
treasure trove of information about outstanding Armenian-Americans,
including inventors, scientists, artists, writers, political and
military leaders, athletes, entrepreneurs, and others. The information
includes biographical profiles, photos, and reproductions of US patents.
Partam app users can get registered, create bookmarks, and leave
`It's all about instilling in our youth an awareness of their
cultural heritage,' said Stepan Partamian, the creator of the app,
which is being offered to the public free of charge.
`I'm launching the Partam app as a major project connected with the
commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the 1915 Genocide,'
Partamian continued. `I am gifting this app, which is the culmination
of ten years of my work, to the Armenian nation, as a tool for Armenians
throughout the world to research and rejoice in their cultural identity,
and also, ultimately, to help bring the worldwide Armenian community
During the past decade, Partamian has traveled throughout the US,
Europe, the Middle East, and elsewhere to research and photograph
Armenian landmarks and institutions. Concurrently, he has compiled a
vast amount of material on Armenian-Americans who have contributed their
talents and inventions to American civilization. His documentary work
has been published in several books (all available at TheArmenian.com),
and is now being made accessible through the Partam app as well.
`At a time when most Armenian organizations are still in protest mode,
planning the same old marches, going through the same routine, I thought
of offering our youth a concrete, progressive, up-to-the-minute tool to
foster in them a powerful awareness of their cultural heritage,'
Partamian said. `My position is, `Yes, we lost 1.5 million
compatriots and we lost our lands, but we gained the world.' The 1915
Genocide was a failed attempt to annihilate our nation. The Partam app
is my answer to that failed attempt; it celebrates our comeback, our
victory, as a people.'
Partamian said that the Partam app will be a `work in progress,' in
the sense that material will be added to it in the months leading up to
April 25, 2015, and enhancements will continue to be made afterwards.
`To date, over $100,000 have been spent on research, traveling, and
photography,' Partamian said. `This is a one-man project, with no
support from any institution. By the time all the photography and
research material I've gathered over the past decade, including
Armenian landmarks and institutions outside the US, is featured on the
Partam app, the total price tag will reach $300,000.'
Initially the Partam app will be available for the iPhone, through the
App Store. Eventually, and with additional funding, Partamian said, the
app will be available for the iPad and Android devices as well.