One of my latest addictions on my iPad is WURM for creating experimental generative art. The developers did a fantastic job giving you patterns, colors and shapes to play with, and then you can fine tune your masterpiece with all of the controls. WURM even has a blog setup on Tumblr (gallery.wurmapp.com) that showcases all the user submitted art.
I would love to see this become a reality in the upcoming Lion release. Merge iChat, Facetime, iMessage and some type of VoIP service all into one app and the circle will be complete. Then no one will be able to claim, “I didn’t see your text”.
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Artist and programmer Marcin Ignac created these Haeckel-inspired randomly generated algorithmic creatures using Cinder—the cross-platform, open-source C++ toolkit created by the brilliant minds at The Barbarian Group. Cinder was developed for creative coding applications for Windows, Mac and iOS devices, and is being used to generate fictional organisms, provide visuals for Peter Gabriel’s latest tour, create the augmented reality for Esquire magazine, and much more.
Stay up to date with the Cinder library and see the latest features added in Cinder 0.8.2.
Via Rick Web (co-founding Barbarian and active on Tumblr)
Incredibly useful tip. Thanks @soupenvy!
Excellent demo from the Sencha team showing off a perfect example of an HTML based iPad application. Great work guys!
The latest demo app for Sencha Touch is ShopStyle, based on the popular lifestyle native app for iPhone and iPad. Our web app showcases an “infinite carousel”, a new feature of our carousel component. The major feature of the infinite carousel is active DOM management that keeps the web app within the iPad’s memory limits.
Check out our mini-site dedicated to the ShopStyle app, and if you’re in a WebKit browser or reading on your iPad, take the app for a spin!
Create a 100% original handwritten font on your iPad with iFontMaker then email the font to yourself to use in your designs or as a web font. See the fonts that other people have created with iFontMaker in the gallery.
Reblogged from Michael Galpert
The Flipboard iPad app takes your social feeds and converts it into a browse-able magazine format. By far this is the most useful app out right now on the iPad.
Anti-agency We Like Small created a wall of 20 iPods in their spare time over the course of three weeks. The iPods are running a custom iOS application that connects to a Python / Django web server syncing all the devices together.
One word: Friction
“Through casual research I’ve discovered that on average an Apple users jeans are 33% tighter than a PC user, and a shocking 90% tighter than a Linux user. Apple fans are also hamstrung by a lack of cargo pockets on their pants that these other users enjoy. The problem is bad with a pair of Earnest Sewns, and becomes increasingly critical when I switch to, say, my Levis 501 XX Shrink to Fit 1947 Selvedge Cone Denim.”
Absolutely impressive sales for the first month of tap tap tap’s Camera+ iOS app. Their post on the Camera+ app sales is a great article full of advice on the importance of great design, attention to detail, fun elements, and international support.
Reblogged from Cameron Moll
37signals elegant solution to handle the scaling of UI elements in iOS Mobile Safari depending on how zoomed-in the user is.