Radiobones is the first visual radio created by guppies in the dark. Instead of looking away once you press play, Radiobones includes a skeleton which dances a routine between ballroom dance and pogo which you set in the settings panel. The app allows you to add your own radio stations, flick between them and set a routine for the skeleton. My only comment would be to include no sleep function and it is somewhat unfortunate that not many stations offer a URL stream of their shows. Other than this, Radiobones is now officially my favorite radio player!
RadioBones is a highly sophisticated piece of software but completely useless. (Except for those who have nothing else to do but staring at their radio) It does take full advantage of the iPhone and iPod Touch. The accelerometer, multi touch and high-res screen. Now it is fun to look at your favorite radio station. Download stand start playing.
Guppies in the Dark is a young company founded by Victor Bergen Henegouwen. Together with Monique, Niels, Mirko and Arjen they form a strange but oh so innovative mix of people creating their own playground. We reject reality and substitute it by our own.
Developer: guppies in the dark
- Panelfly [iPhone] Like most days of my life I am running late; a mixture of a lot on my plate and laziness are usually the contributing factors for these situations I find myself in. People are usually pretty forgiving but trains, not so much. They have a set schedule that only certain world leaders and religious icons can subvert and as much as I would like to believe I count as one of their ranks, I know that damned train is going to leave without me if I do not pack light and start running for it. I was in the middle of this mad dash to get the hell out of San Francisco when a good friend hit me up over AIM on my phone. I purchased an iPhone several years ago hoping that it would help me wrangle in my schedule and provide seamless integration between my physical life and digital life. On the way to the train station, my iPhone has betrayed me. Murder most foul on the 31 bus. Filip: Hey, want to write a review for CAN? www.panelfly.com I know you liek (sic) comics so you may like this It's not available in the UK I haven't seen this guy in years, he lives in the UK and I make a point to stay on his couch for free whenever I am there. We have known each other for over a decade but have only met in person 4 or maybe 5 times, always in the UK and I always end up sleeping on his couch. He has never once visited me in the San Francisco, let alone the US. I also made the mistake of having him purchase and send me some Tintin DVD's that were only available in the UK. Damn bastard! He knew he had me. My couch surfing / comic reading ways have caught up to me on this one. Me: I'll have to do it from my phone, I'm on the road God damn it, I still don't even know why I said yes. Me: How many words? Filip: 400 words or so, not a lot Me: Piece of cake I lied. My schedule is actually pretty brutal for the next couple of days and I knew that I writing a review for an app would not be easy for me, especially a review in fewer than 400 words; brevity has never been one of my strong suits. Filip knows this so I can only assume he is ok with it. Well dear reader, if you are still reading I can confirm that we are already over 400 words and so far I have only hinted at what app I am reviewing. I am also well over the 12 hour deadline he imposed on me, again, I can only assume Filip would know it would come to this. Panelfly I get off of AIM with Filip and immediately download Panelfly from the App store. The app is pretty small, 842 KB to be exact, so it downloaded rather quickly over the AT&T 3G network. The app store description says, Panelfly is an all encompassing comic resource, offering users an inline mobile store, complete library functionality, sequential panel navigation, bookmarking capabilities and a unique page index menu. I'm excited for this app; it has been a long time since I have read anything other than a graphic novel. I used to be obsessed with Marvel comics, X-Men, X-Factor, and Spiderman etc. It was the usual teenage comic experience, I grew up and the comics moved out. It wasn't really either of our faults, we just grew apart over time. I wanted to catch up with these old friends, but unfortunately they cannot be found in the Panelfly store. Maybe one day they will show up and we can reconnect, but it just wasn't in the stars for today. Instead I found titles Rex Libris, Fantastic Life, and The Hookah Girl. I am sure they are great comics in their own right, but I have never heard of them, that is not saying much though, like I said I have been out of the game for a long time. I was not called in to review comics though; I was called in to review the app. The previously mentioned comics, like most comics in the store cost money ($.99 - $9.99) and not feeling like paying more for a job I am not getting paid for I decided not to purchase any comics. That is why I was ecstatic when I found the Panelfly Free Comics section. The section is filled with a lot of old pulp adventure and horror comics. Good fun if you are into it. I decided on two that I have never heard of before; Amazing Man because that was the nickname an old girlfriend had for me and, Skeleton Hand a nickname I had for an old girlfriend. Its odd how things like that always seem to come back and haunt you, like an old friend hitting you up to work for them for free. The comics are pretty large files; at least I assume they are since they took awhile to download over the 3G network, although I assume it would be much faster under a Wi-Fi connection. In the mean time the bus I was on pulled up to the closest stop to the train station. I left the app running, gathered my bags and started an adrenaline filled sprint for my train. 20 minutes later I was comfortably sitting at my own table on a train heading East from San Francisco. Remembering that I left my phone downloading a comic I excitedly retrieved my phone from my pocket and pulled up the library; Amazing Man was waiting for me, but first I had to find it. Luckily Panelfly has a slick user interface. The comic selection screen uses images from the cover of each comic as part of the selection process. It looks really professional and works even better. Once you select a comic it loads up the first page, clicking on the right third of the screen flips the comic a page forward and the left third flips it to the previous page. Tapping the center brings up various tools; bookmark, index, issue number and page number. This is very similar to e-book readers on the iPhone, so while this is not a revolutionary layout it has withstood the test of time and user feedback. Double tapping on a section of the page will zoom in on the cell to make it easier to read and from there you can just scroll around the page using your finger. The app does use auto-rotate if you want to read your comics on a wider screen, but I do not understand why anyone would want to do that since comics naturally fit the horizontal view. So far I have been unable to find a solution to auto-rotate as there is no settings section that I have been able to find. So if you like to read in bed while lying on your side, a habit I am unwilling to confirm or deny about myself, beware because you will be in auto-rotate hell. The app itself is solid. It works incredibly well and looks as sexy as the sexiest iPhone application you can think of. Will I use it often? Not sure. I like my graphic novels, and I like flipping the pages and looking at the art. I like what having graphic novels on my bookshelf says about me as they sit there next to Crime and Punishment or a book of W.B. Yeats poetry, that I read smart books but I also like to party. I have no problem reading e-books because I do not collect books. Comics are more than just words and there are many comics that are worth keeping around to admire at a later date. If Panelfly had the monthly comics that I used to read as a kid I would have no problem paying for them if I was not planning on adding them to some sort of collection. As I see it now most of the comics available on the Panelfly service are worthy to have on your bookshelf. Putting my iPhone on my bookshelf just does't seem to have the same effect. Note by Filip: An exciting feature for artists to take part (currently unavailable) is called MyFly. Whilst we are not sure what it will include we can only expect to become some form of distribution platform where artists can show off their work. Only time will tell. You can get more information and full list of comics available on panelfly.com Platform: iPhone Version: 1.0 Cost: $0.99 Developer: Panelfly, […]
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- Buamai [iPhone] Created to grab random images their server to cure your boredom, Buamai is a image browser for the iPhone created by Michael Paul Young. More of a personal archive by a handful of contributors than a community like dropular and ffffound, images found on Buamai are mainly of Graphic Design, Art and Architecture nature. In addition to Buamai.com you can also browse Flickr images by switching from Buamai to Flickr in the settings panel. Slightly skeptical of the shake to reload feature butÂ Buamai's gorgeous minimal interface should keep you busy for a while nevertheless,Â flicking through the wonderful selection of images on Buamai.com + download for your own archive or iPhone wallpaper. Features: Random Image - Using the quick and easy random image feature, you can sit for hours loading a diverse collection of surprising images one by one. An easy way to cure boredom while mobile and waiting. Visual Search -Â Visual Search (Adlib) is an Buamai original that can help assistant you with new visual ideas for that next big project. Just type your projects slogan, story or short text brief and see what results come back visually! Destroy -Â Using the Destroy feature you can rip and shred a random selection of over 100 images into one intense grid artwork. Keep clicking to see how many different and colorful variations you can create. Flickr -Â If you would like to have access to a larger source of imagery, the Buamai application gives you the option to search and load from Flickr instead. This gives you access to endless numbers of more amazing imagery. Michael is also the founder of the renown youworkforthem and has worked with companies such as MTV, VH1, Ford, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, HP, Apple and Microsoft. Read more about him on michaelpaulyoung.com. Platform: iPhone Version: 1.3 Cost: $0.99 Developer: Michael Paul Young p.s. Interestingly,Â Michael is also preparingÂ Dropular support in the new version of Buamai. It would be interesting to see if the app update gets approval considering that the nativeÂ Dropular app got refused.Â I am wondering if Andreas (dropular) produced a flickr browser instead, would Apple approve it. The answer is probably yes as he is not expected to be able to filter out the content. Just because he is directly linked to Dropular, Apple expects him to. Anyway.. Buamai on iPhone from Michael Paul Young on […]
- The Pirata Boat Race [iPhone, Flash, Games] The Pirata Boat Race pits two teams against one another to row themselves to victory. With up to ten shipmates split between two vessels, the aim is to propel your boat to the finish line before the other team, using your iPhone as your oars. The experience is much closer to console gaming than usually found online. The site itself acts as a hub, allowing multiple people to huddle around the screen, snap the QR code on their iPhones and propel their boat via the built-in accelerometer. To play the Boat Race head on over to piratalondon.com/boatrace and download the free app from the App Store. (Thanks Pieter) Platform: iPhone Version: 1.0 Cost: Free Developer: Pirata London […]
- Creative Review Annual 2010 [iPhone] The Creative Review Annual is a showcase of the creative work published by the Creative Review magazine. It includes commercials, identities, posters, magazines, brochures, websites, books, music videos, installations and in other words an endless source of inspiration from some of the best projects of 2009. Over 90 pieces of work, each with multiple images, project description and full credits are included. Each year, Creative Review magazine asks advertising agencies and design studios to submit their best work for our Annual, representing the highlights of the previous 12 months in visual communication. The best of those entries are selected by CRs panel of judges for inclusion in our Annual, the printed version of which goes out with the May issue of Creative Review. Application concept, design and development by Russell Quinn. Twitter communications based on MGTwitterEngine by Matt Gemmell and Twitter+OAuth by Ben Gottlieb. Facebook communications implemented using Facebook Connect for iPhone. Platform: iPhone Version: 1.0 Cost: $4.99 Developer: Centaur Communications […]
- Fozwot [iPhone, Games] Fozwot is a beautiful tilt and swerve iPhone game adventure through stunningly crafted gothic world created by Lofopi games studio. You play Fozwot, a punky caterpillar like creature. As you tilt your iPhone or iPod touch, he dynamically twists, turns, stretches and spins around.Â Your task is to collect and protect eggs or capture flying insects in your tilt generated web. In another twist to gameplay, your Queen will be following right behind you on some levels. You'll need to protect and guide her through safely too. Beautiful, painterly art style with 25 quirky and increasingly challenging levels should keep you wondering through the wonderful world of weird and wacky creatures. Fozwot is simple but absolutely wonderfully drawn game. In case you don't enjoy the gameplay, just the illustrations should have you gazing at your iPhone for good few hours. To see more screens and find out more about the game, see lofopi.com Platform: iPhone Version: 1.0 Cost: $2.99 Developer: […]
- TouchOSC Editor [iPhone, Mac, Windows] Similar to MSA Remote, we mentioned few days ago, TouchOSC is one of the first iPhone / iPod Touch application that let you send and receiveÂ Open Sound Control messages over a Wi-Fi network. The application allows to remote control and receive feedback from software and hardware that implements the OSC protocol such as Pure Data,Â Max/MSP/Jitter, Processing,Â OSCulator,Â VDMX,Â Resolume Avenue 3,Â Plogue Bidule,Â Reaktor,Â Quartz Composer,Â vvvv and others. I have been following the development over the last few months and excited to see that the just released 1.3 version now includes editable layouts. What this means is that you can create your own layouts depending on the perfomance/desktop application you are interfacing with. This is made possible thanks to Touch OSC editor, available for Mac and Windows and downloadable standard layouts that come with the iPhone application. You can use those as templates or you can create your own from scratch. The editor includes all the elements you see on the iPhone app and you can rearrange and scale them as you like. Once they are done, all you need to do is sync the layouts with the iPhone and you are ready to go. Different to MSA Remote, TouchOSC is slightly more targeted towards music creation, not providing as much multitouch information as MSA Remote. Nevertheless, if you are looking for a simple, customizable interface to send and receive OSC messages, TouchOSC should be a great start. The editor application is a free download whilst TouchOSC for the iPhone costs $4.99 and you can purchase it from the AppStore here. You can find more information about TouchOSC as well as many examples on hexler.net. See also iOSC for the iPhone + synthPond DerivativeTouch & TouchOSC from TED_KANAKUBO on Vimeo. Bathyscaphe Touch from Luke Iannini on Vimeo. Music Generative particle system (4v2) + OSC from Thomas Telandro on […]
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