Currently in review Now available is the new iPhone painting application by Kenichi Hamada that allows you to create mysterious swirling patterns from dots on a revolving canvas. Inspired somewhat by the 60s spin art and work of Alfons Schilling and even later our own Damien Hirst, Dr. Mandala is a digital version of very popular rotating canvas painting.
Included also is a high level of customisation of how your dots appear and behave on the canvas. Besides being able to changed the dot size, you can also change the dot shape (only 2 available for now). You can turn the grid on/off to guide the dots or load an image from your photo album to paint over. There is also a bunch of shake operations as you can see in the video but I have never been fond of having to shake the phone to do anything so this one is on you.
Dr. Mandala, as appears in the video, does produce some pretty incredible patterns. I do like that the author adds a message to warn that: Staring for prolonged periods at rapidly rotating pictures may cause nausea. If this happens, please stop using this application immediately. Sounds like a must =]
Cost: Free to try + $1.99 upgrade to full version
Developer: Kenichi Hamada