Bloom by Opal Limited (Universal)
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Released: Oct 7, 2008
Version: 3.1
Size: 18 MB
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Ranking - Music (iPhone)

Ranking - Music (iPad)

Bloom

Opal Limited
Developed by ambient pioneer Brian Eno and musician / software designer Peter Chilvers, Bloom explores uncharted territory in the realm of applications for the iPhone and iPod touch. Part instrument, part composition and part artwork, Bloom's innovative controls allow anyone to create elaborate patterns and unique melodies by simply tapping the screen. A generative music player takes over when Bloom is left idle, creating an infinite selection of compositions and their accompanying visualisations.

"Bloom is an endless music machine, a music box for the 21st century. You can play it, and you can watch it play itself." - Brian Eno

Features

- 12 different mood settings
- Random mood shuffle
- Adjustable delay
- Shake to clear
- Evolve when idle
- Sleep Timer

Recommended for headphones or external speakers.


“Bloom Raises the Bar for Musical iPhone Apps… if you're a fan of ambient music or music in general, you'll be wanting to get it right now” - Gizmodo

“A relaxing alternative to just about anything else you can do with an iPhone” Wired

“Hypnotic and ludicrously addictive” - Guardian

What's new in version 3.1
Bloom is now a Universal app and runs full screen on iPad as well as iPhone for the first time.
Updated for iPhone X upwards.
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To mark ten years since Bloom was first released, Bloom: 10 Worlds is now available from Opal Limited. Bloom: 10 Worlds is a reimagining of the original – not simply a remaster. If the original Bloom was a single, then this would be an album. The widely broadened palette of sounds and images can be experienced via 10 new ‘worlds’, each exploring a new direction for Bloom. The first world the user encounters is an echo of the original app, with circles appearing where the user taps, while the later worlds each introduce new combinations of sounds, shapes, colours and rules of behaviour.

"Few apps are truly iconic. Bloom was, and now its story lives on in this impressive and necessary follow-up." APP OF THE WEEK REVIEW, STUFF TV
Screenshot #1 (iPhone)
Our verdict: Good
  • + Bloom is a highly rated app (4.5-star).
  • + Bloom is currently ranked #177 in paid Music apps for iPhone, as well as #268 in paid Music apps for iPad.
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