Since it’s launch in 2008, CreativeApplications.Net has become a prime source for latest in new creative software and platforms. It continues to play an integral part in the debate about digital art and software. Inspiring thousands of visitors daily, CAN has become an institution for creative app app development. Together with a number of high profile writers, we continue to influence both online media and printed press on the direction of new media and digital arts.
We are 3 years old tomorrow and to celebrate we are running a fundraiser. CAN takes 300+ hours a month to curate & edit, between the blog, Twitter and Facebook. Please help!
We kindly ask you that if you find any joy & value in CAN, please consider a modest donation by clicking on the PayPal button below..
All your donations go to CAN, for development and to continue to bring you great content.
Even better, every donation equal to or over $35 will receive CAN logo shirt – new dark grey style with light grey logo. The t-shirts will go to print in November, with estimated delivery before Christmas (all via our partner Allmightys.com). Once you have made the donation we will get in touch with you for desired t-shirt size and your postal details. P&P is included. (New CAN T-Shirt is only available through donations until October 31st).
UPDATE 07/10/2011: Tshirt are available in both Male and Female models.
…and as a thank you we are making all the CAN apps free for only one day. The special price starts at midnight on the 5th October around the world ending the day after. Here is what’s included:
SpringMesh by Ricardo Sanchez
Interactive cloth for iPhone and iPad you can twist, pull and deform using multitouch or gravity.
SKTCH for iPad and iPhone by Filip Visnjic
Generative drawing application for iPhone and iPad using 16 presets created by digital artists around the globe.
Voidie by Francis Lam
Voidie is an abstract depiction of the Great Void for iPad and iPhone using a particle system which reacts to sound and illustrates the activity around it.
ANE by Brendan Dawes
News browser for the iPhone that uses serendipity to discover articles.
asdfbmp by Kim Asendorf
1bit Bitmaps are a special kind of art. Shuffle the pixels, play with them on your iPhone!
RetroScreen by Mike Tucker
Inspired by the screensavers of an older generation, RetroScreen is an interactive incarnation designed for the iPad and iPhone.
- Support CAN [News] Just a quick note on ways you can support CAN this Christmas. We've been growing ever since launch and with this have our bills, time spent on the site, research, content, apps and much more. This means that we have much less time to do work that pays and as much as we love spending time on CAN, the last two years have been difficult. We try to find ways to cover these costs, advertising being one of them but there are also few other ways you can help: PayPal Donations Spare as little as $10 or as much as you can, everything counts. Donate Now! -- CAN T-Shirt We have just launched pre-order for our t-shirt designed by the wonderful folks at Just Be Nice. Think of this as a fund raiser, every shirt you buy, moneys go to CAN. T-Shirts are pre-order only at the moment and we plan to close pre-orders end of January and print in early Feb. Please order now! -- CAN Apps Every time you buy a CAN app, portion of the sale goes to CAN and also to the artist that has created it. With apps.can we try to bring artists under one roof and at the same time give a little to everyone. Our apps: Visit CAN on the AppStore Thank you for your time and all your […]
- All Apps.CAN Free Today [iPhone, iPad] Apps.CreativeApplications.Net is a site dedicated to the collection of Apps for Mac, Windows, iPhone and iPad created by artists around the globe and published by CreativeApplications.Net. Our aim is to inspire, innovate and challenge the norm by creating applications that question our relationship to technology and personal devices. Today and only today, ALL Apps.CAN are FREE. See them all on iTunes here. GD3D Created by Martin Fuchs, GD3D (GeoDoodle3d) is an Accelerometer and Compass/GPS 3D drawing application for the iPhone allowing you to create three dimensional drawings in space. Using built in compass, GD3D lets you draw around you, tagging your location with color. Share your creations with other users or visit places to see what they have drawn. Accidental News Explorer Created by Brendan Dawes, The Accidental News Explorer is a new type of news app that celebrates serendipity and chance encounters. Start by searching for a subject. Once you've browsed the suggested articles taken from hundreds of news sources, tap the “related topics” button to discover connected topics, which in turn leads to more articles. Each article leads to new things; the more curious you are, the longer your journey will be. What will you discover? asdfbmp Created by Kim Asendorf, asdfbmp is a pixel art generator app for iPhone and iPod Touch. It creates a pixel structure by using a spatial partition algorithm resulting in fields populated by pixel patterns. Retroscreen Created by Mike Tucker and inspired by the computer art of an older generation, RetroScreen is an interactive incarnation designed for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. Enjoy five different modes, each taking full advantage of multitouch capabilities. It's like your 1996 Power Macintosh had a multitouch display all along. SKTCH Instead of adopting traditional "brush" based drawing, SKTCH is about presets, created by a number of digital artists around the globe. Whether you decide to sketch circles, meshes, networks or use any of the 14 presets available, be inspired by the endless possibilities of generative sketches and compositions you are able to make using SKTCH. ...and […]
- Merry Christmas! As we say goodbye to 2009 and prepare for the 2010, we thought we should say thank you to all of our readers. As you know CAN launched back in October 2008 and the 2009 has been a hugely exciting year from us. They say it takes a year for blog to take off and thanks to you, our readers, we have. Selected as one of the best new blogs of 2009, CAN is growing and attracting new readers daily. We would like to take this moment to wish you all a Merry Christmas and only the best to you and your […]
- Thank You to CAN’s Sponsors [News] We would like to take a quick moment and thank our great sponsors for enabling us to deliver such great content to our readers. Please take a moment and visit their websites for great products and offers. Why Advertise on CreativeApplications.Net? CAN is always seeking site sponsors for our growing audience of artists, gamers, musicians and other creatives. If you are a developer, merchandiser or supplier with products aimed at a design-savy audience we need you!! In addition to all the click love you will receive a monthly recognition to thank you as our sponsors, just like this one. Our ad space is available at variable sizes, no obligation, cancel after the first month. If interested, check out our BuySellAds directory listing for prices and stats. 1. 125—125px Banners / $40 / Right Column //sold out // get on the waiting list 2. 255—125px Banner / $60 / Right Column //AVAILABLE 3. 640—90px Banners / $40 / In-Post // sold out // get on the waiting list This month, we would like to thank our valued sponsors mills, Bleepboxapp, The Strange Agency, Appsaurus and our newest sponsor: multiClock MultiClock Great new addition to the ever growing collection of clocks apps in the AppStore, multiClock ($0.99) is a 4 different clocks visualisation supporting 4 different timezomes. multiClock includes multi-timezone alarm, 20 different color palettes can be selected for any clock and slide up or down to adjust the darkness of the clock image. For more info and additional screenshots, see po-com.com Appsaurus Appsaurus is the latest app from San Francisco based Hello, Chair Inc. Appsaurus helps you navigate the vast ocean of apps available for your device. It's a personal catalog for discovering all of the wonderful apps you never knew existed. Find an app you really like? Add it to the Favorites list where you can download it later, or use it as a jumping off point for recommendations with the "Apps Like This" feature. Blocking an app is just as easy, if you’d prefer not to see it again. For only $0.99, experience the AppStore like never before. MillsUsTwo mills is the co-owner of digital design family ustwo 'the studio of dreams' - talking iPhone Apps+Design and one of the only tweeters not talking f*cking sh*te. Cool as ice, funny as folk, sharp as a knife, bling, bling you don't get much more fun out of twitter. Follow him today! PositionApp™ is the latest app (soon to be released) from ustwo. It is the ultimate tool for consumers to pick out the latest hot apps for their iPhone or iPod Touch, developers to track the success of their creation and marketers to measure their communications impact through sales in markets all over the world. The app will be released between the Apple's announcement tomorrow (jan 26th) and the fast approaching MacWorld in February. The app will be FREE when released! Thank you Mills for your continued support! Sound Scope Space Sound Scope Space is a part of collection of apps from the The Strange Agency, that deal with various forms of interaction with sound, video and image in the form of waves. Refereed to as "Part instrument and part trip toy" all Sound Scope Video (Free), Sound Scope Air and Sound Scope Space are beautifully crafted iPhone apps, Space especially. For more information on Sound Scope apps, visit thestrangeagency.com BleepBox bleep!BOX is an electronic drum / synth box for your iPhone. It features no samples. All sounds controllable and synthesized in realtime on the iPhone! Features: 10 Synth / Drum parts (aka voices) 50+ Parameters Save patches and presets Live performance modes Step sequencing + recording modes Parameter automation Realtime processing - NO SAMPLES You can also download the Player (lite) version here. It is the same as the full version apart from ability to save. In addition, bleep!Synth, high-quality synthesizer for your iPhone or Touch is now available! See bleepsynthapp.com for more info. NEWS: bleep!BOX VST plugin for Mac and PC is coming […]
- iBiennale [iPad, Events] Created for this years Architecture Biennale in Venice, iBiennale is an application for iPad allowing you to discover more about the 12th International Architecture Exhibition by accessing the official catalogue along with loads of extra content. iBiennale takes you into the installations using virtual view and new videos and lets you explore texts and images of works and artists in a multidimensional mode, finding analogies and showing you the most interesting details. It also lets you personalise your visit by selecting your tour and saving your favourite works and your notes. iBiennale is a vast catalog giving you access to the texts, images and videos of the 12th International Architecture Exhibition as well as letting you interact with all its contents. An exciting user-friendly experience: descriptions and images are connected by means of multi-dimensional links that allow you to navigate through the contents using various filters, such as thematic analogy and indexes of places or names. You can choose how to move from one work to the next using a simple proximity menu that guides you in discovering details and increases links between works and artists. In addition, extra material includes content like special videos and 360° image rotations. Each work is presented by means of a large gallery of photos, videos and interactive contents that can be accessed with a touch. iBiennale also lets you plan your visit in advance and choose your own personalised tour of the works based on your preferences and notes. The 12th Intl. Architecture Exhibition, directed by Kazuyo Sejima is titled People meet in architecture and will run 29th August to 21st November 2010 in Venice, Italy. For more information about the event, see labiennale.org The iPad application was created by log607. Platform: iPad Version: 1.0 Cost: Free Developer: […]
- Happy New Year!! From all of us at CAN we would like to wish you a very Happy New Year! It's an end of a decade so make the new 2010 bring you a lot of love + peace and happiness wherever you are! Here are just a few things we have planned for the new year: 1. More guest posts...from some big names too! 2. Covering new devices and OS' such as Nokia Maemo, Android and others.. 3. Interviews 4. Tutorials (more..) 5. Contests / we have some pretty cool ones we are already talking to people about.. 6. Meetups - iPhone Dev Camps / Workshops ...and much more. I would personally like to take this opportunity to thank our guest writers for bringing always challenging and diverse topics to CAN (in the order of appearance): Richard Almond (rafolio.co.uk) Jason Franzen (formationalliance.com) Nial Giacomelli (nial.me) Harry Harrison (hareesun.co.uk) David Wallin (whitenoiseaudio.com) Jer Thorp (blprnt.com) Happy New Year! (image via […]
- What the iPad Means to Developers [News, iPhone] Today Apple announced it's long rumored new product, the iPad. Hype has been reaching epic proportions leading up to the launch, though I would say that the device meets expectations without really offering anything truly groundbreaking in terms of technology. The most surprising part of the announcement was probably the price of the device - $499. This is a shock, considering Apple's usual 'luxury' pricing on computers. But, while some people may be disappointed that it's 'basically a big iPhone', I don't think they realize the potential for a whole new breed of multitouch applications, and a slew of new usage scenarios. The simple addition of a larger screen (and a faster processor) allows for much deeper applications that just weren't possible on the iPhone. Like the iPhone, the iPad is a device you might use sitting on the couch, at a coffee shop or otherwise looking for some quick entertainment. The fact that a lot of the presentation featured Steve sitting on a comfy chair is pretty telling about how they see people using it. I believe that the biggest app areas for the iPad will be news reading and games (two areas already huge on the iPhone). Creative applications also stand to gain a great deal on the iPad. The launch presentation featured the Brushes app - Apple chose this app out of hundreds of thousands of apps because it's easy to see how much better it is with a larger screen. There's less need to zoom in / out and you can work on a larger canvas. Hopefully with a few additional brushes this app could be a very serious tool for artists. Having direct hands on contact with the screen makes digital painting so much more attractive than trying to paint with a mouse, or even a stylus. Music apps, which typically are pretty processor intensive and have a lot of on-screen controls will greatly benefit from the extra real-estate. No longer will developers have to sacrifice features simply because there isn't any more screen space left. It should be possible to make a basic studio app with a range of instruments, rather than just one-trick-ponies. Casual games should be very successful on this platform. One can imagine a scenario where the iPad acts like a board game that players can pass to each other to take their turns. Or a multitouch game where both people can interact with the screen at the same time. One thing that game developers need to start doing more is to make games that are tap and gesture based, rather than trying to do poor imitations of on-screen game controllers. It just doesn't feel right. It also remains to be seen whether people can hold this device (which is supposed to feel fairly heavy and is a lot larger than an iphone) and interact with the onscreen controls at the same time. Coming up with new types of games will take some creativity, but it's better to go with the flow than to swim against the tide - make your application fit the physical abilities of the platform you are developing for! You'll be more successful if you do. Location-based services will be pretty useless since I doubt most people will go for the 3G option. There's no camera either, so photo taking, video conferencing and augumented reality are out. The New York times developed an application to serve their content - will other magazines follow suit? Someone has to figure out how to take these companies into the digital age. In terms of new features offered by the SDK, I can't really go into detail since it's covered by a NDA. However, I will say that Apple has addressed one major gripe of creative app developers, which is that there is no built in way to exchange files with your desktop computer. This shortcoming should now be solved (and it's used by Apple's own iWorks apps). The rest of the new additions mostly focus on new GUI elements which take advantage of the extra screen space. Photos courtesy of Gizmodo Video by iLounge See also Apple iPad: Limited Options for Video Output, Visualists? on […]
- Best New Blogs of 2009 [News] How amazing is to see CAN named as one of the best new blogs of 2009 on bygonebureau.com by John Beeler!! ...The folks at CAN manage to mine out the dark, esoteric corners of information presentation and extract real gems that are at once useful and beautiful but somehow overlooked or forgotten......On more than one occasion I’ve been the cool guy at the bar with the kick-ass iPhone app thanks to CAN (confession: it’s my wife’s iPhone). And on even more occasions, the amazing techno-art presented on CAN has taken my breath away for a few moments. That’s a rare thing in internetland these days. more Me being me, doing hundred things at once failed to mention when CAN turned 1 (october this year) and just missed CAN's 500th post (this is actually 504). I am terrible at these things and whilst I should celebrate these milestones, seeing other people recognise hours of work that go into CAN weekly makes it so much more special. CAN has been growing rapidly, and it is you, our readers that deserve as much credit as CAN itself. It is you that make it all worthwhile, knowing that you read, comment, subscribe, follow, sponsor and contribute (here and here). Thank you […]
Posted on: 04/10/2011
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