Munich, Germany – The independent startup label, Science-to-touch is pleased to announce a free version of its popular creative art and science drawing app iOrnament. The free version “Art-Fun: iOrnament FREE” follows the playful edutainment approach of iOrnament. It allows access to all ornament groups and only restricts the range of colors in which ornaments are drawn. By this it creates additional artistic challenge to generate interesting ornaments with only two colors and their variations by saturation and brightness.
The iOS App iOrnament is a drawing app that connects art and science. It offers likewise fun and creative challenge. Following strict geometric rules of symmetry the app creates intriguing patterns by repeating the hand-drawn user input over and over. The ornaments that are created reach from simple kaleidoscope like pictures over strangely interlocking creatures, to highly artistic ornamental patterns. In recognition of the success of this popular creative and mind-twisting drawing app the independent label science-to-touch now offers a free LITE version of iOrnament.
Following the playful character of iOrnament this LITE version chooses randomly two colors on every start of the app (nicely visualized by flying locks). All subsequent drawing has to use shades and variations of these two colors. Restriction is often the source of creativity and it is amazing to see what can be achieved by two colors only if in addition geometric effects and rules of symmetry are added to the drawing.
Like the full version of iOrnament the LITE version also contains a explanatory tutorial that explains the math of the generated patterns. With this it is also possible to use the drawing app in educational scenarios for instance in math or art lessons. The lite version is available on the Apple app store since mid November.
Major Features of the Lite Version of iOrnament include:
* Full support of all 17 wallpaper groups
* Supports also rosette symmetries
* Artistic Bicolor mode
* English and German language support
* Adjustable color palette
* Extensive collection of tips for usage
* Preview of symmetries and fundamental cells
* Animated drawing process
* Change symmetry type on the fly
* Scroll, zoom and rotate
* Unlimited undo/redo
* Full featured iPhone and iPad version
* Interactive tutorial on math backgrounds
* Sampler of classical ornaments
* Based on mathematical theory
* Compatible with iPad, iPhone and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 5.0 or later
* 35.8 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Art-Fun: iOrnament FREE 1.3 is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.
Located in Munich, Germany, Science-to-touch was founded in 2012 by Jurgen Richter-Gebert, mathematics professor and expert in geometry and visualization. It is a collection of projects which are aimed at interactive visualization of science. The basic philosophy behind the project is that visualization and interactivity makes science accessible, understandable and fun. The iOrnament App is the first release of Science-to-touch. Science-to-touch tries to provide high quality content that helps to get in touch with various interesting topics. All projects should be equally creative, informative and accessible. Copyright (C) 2012 Science-to-touch. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.