BubbleSand by Jez Hammond (Universal)
Released: Apr 22, 2011
Version: 1.3.0
Size: 62 MB
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Ranking - Entertainment (iPhone)

Ranking - Entertainment (iPad)


Jez Hammond
Sand falls through layers of bubbles forming pictures - With drawing and gravity control!

"You will find endless possibilities in your creations, which will bring you back time and time again." - AppAdvice.com
"New & Noteworthy" in 5 countries - iTunes


• Paint sand endlessly, with textures, shading, and lighting.
• 12 scenes/canvases.
• 35 sand textures each with 15 shades.
• Full 360° rotation (gravity) - just rotate your device, or press a button to flip!
• 168,000 smoothly colliding particles.
• Touch & swipe for more and more sand, bubbles, and walls - directly from your finger.
• Real-time lighting/shading, giving your scenes a realistic depth.
• Change light direction, effecting the highlights and shadows.
• Change brush with sliders: brightness/size/flow.
• "Sticky" slider to form tall piles of sand.
• 32x pinch-zoom...also pan around the details with parallax scrolling.
• Save scenes for next session (export/import also available - see below).
• ECO button - for those extra Zen moments...and to save power!
• Suspend / speed up / slow down gravity (speed up is 4G+ only).
• Save as photos.
• Custom Gallery and menu system.
• Import your own backgrounds from your device's photo library.
• Relaxing music throughout (or play your own background music - with music picker).

***** Universal App
***** Scenes and photos can be exported/imported via iTunes' built-in File Sharing interface.
***** Backgrounds can be imported in the app.
***** BubbleSand's music is best enjoyed with headphones or speakers.

What's new in version 1.3.0
•IMPORT Background Pictures from your photo library.
-Select the new 'Import' button from sub-menu 'BG'.
-JPG and PNG are supported, tested upto 8+ mega-pixels.
-Rarely will an image fail to import, please TRY AGAIN if this happens!
Note: the scene is saved to the *TEMP* file before importing starts.

•More RAM reserved for loading app, and stability.
-From 25MB (v1.2.2), to 35MB (v1.2.3).

•Minor 3G and General bug-fixes.
-Music fade.
-Palette and cropping fixes (3G).
-Small buttons shifted-out...
Our verdict: Ok
  • + BubbleSand is an ok, 3.5-star app.
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