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FatBits iPhone App – Draw and Share Pixel-Art Icons in Real-Time


Mar 26, 2012

Lincoln, Nebraska – Announcing FatBits! Have fun designing and sharing tiny icons. FatBits is a pixel-art drawing app with a twist: you can see three other people drawing icons at the same time! FatBits is like a chatroom where you can communicate by pixels alone.

Fun things you can do with FatBits:
Draw icons, or guess what others are drawing. Feeling competitive? Try to draw a better icon! Say “Hi”, or complement other’s icons. Tap on a series of saved icons in succession to make animations. Repost your favorite icons to share them with a new audience. You can even play Tic-Tac-Toe!

FatBits gives you a 169 pixel canvas to share your art with the world. Creating icons with only 169 pixels may at first seem like a challenge, however scrolling through thousands of saved icons reveals a wealth of creativity and variation. Just think of it as “icon micro-blogging”. Tap on any icon to enlarge it, or improve it, and save it as a new icon. This addictive app provides hours of entertainment.

Where did the FatBits name come from?
Longtime Mac users will remember the name “FatBits” from a feature in MacPaint, released in 1984 with the first Macintosh computers. It let you zoom in and switch individual pixels between black and white, and see a small preview of the image at normal size. The FatBits app brings back a little Mac history to the iPhone.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, 3/4G iPod touch and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* 0.4 MB

Pricing and Availability:
FatBits 1.3 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category. The free version features black and white icon editing. There is an in-app upgrade available to add color editing. The color upgrade features an intuitive color picker and scrollable color history, all for $3.99 (USD). Download screenshots, and view icons people have saved at FatBits online.

FatBits 1.3
Download From iTunes
Screenshot (Interface)
Screenshot (Color Picker)
App Icon
Press Kit (zip)

Erik Wrenholt is a software developer from Lincoln, Nebraska who makes fun apps for iPhones, iPods, and iPads! (C) 2012 Erik Wrenholt. Copyright (C) 2012 Erik Wrenholt. 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.

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