Uzu, An Interactive Light Show by Colordodge Labs (Universal)
Released: Jun 12, 2010
Version: 3.2.1
Size: 9 MB
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Uzu, An Interactive Light Show

Colordodge Labs
Screenshot #1 (iPhone)
* Winner of Apple's "App of the Week"
* Apple Rewind Best Generative Art and Sound App
* Reached #1 in the App Store
* Featured in Apple's "App Store Essentials Hall of Fame"
* Seen in the "Year of the iPad" Video at the iPad Keynote
* Featured as an Apple Staff Favorite

"This is doodling for digital natives . . . mind blowing." - Wired Magazine

"Uzu for iPad is endlessly complicated, simply fun" - Ars Technica

"This is absolutely the coolest iPad app I’ve ever come across. Heck, it’s likely the most awesome app for ANY device ever." - Chris Pirillo


Uzu is a Generative Design Playground - a sort-of math-physics-art-toy for anyone who ever loved spirographs, fireworks, planetariums, lava lamps, light sabers, pen lasers, tesla coils, christmas lights, or graphing calculators.

Points of light will shoot across the screen and fly to your command, twirling in a vortex of color and motion. Freeze and move Uzu in 3d space while contorting spirographic curves with your fingers. Uzu lets you quickly switch between 10 different modes of real-time animation by simply changing the number of touches you're using. You can spend countless hours discovering the many unique ways of playing and interacting with Uzu.

:::: FEATURES ::::

** Fully dynamic generative particle system
** Create incredible background images for your iPhone or iPad
** 21 unique animation modes can be applied to each number of touches
** 55 Pre-loaded factory presets
** Full customization of all features and settings
** Create and save user presets
** "Re-wire" animation modes as you see fit
** Rotational, translational, and reflective symmetry for each animation mode
** Thousands of possible combinations
** Drawing mode
** Animations respond to microphone input
** In-app quick help


:::: SUPPORT ::::

If you have any problems, questions, or stories you would like to share, please feel free to email me, and I'll answer as soon as I can.

What's new in version 3.2.1
--- VERSION 3.2.1
- Fixed bug where mic input wasn't working correctly on some devices

--- VERSION 3.2
This update includes high frame rates, slow motion, and microphone audio responsiveness. In order to make high frame rates possible I had to rewrite all of the animation modes to support a variable time scale. I was then able to use this variable time scale to respond to audio from the microphone. There is a slider in the options panel that allow you to adjust the microphone sensitivity. Thank you so much to all the people who continue to download and support this app.

- Support for high frame rates. Uzu will now use the maximum frame rate of the device. This means 60fps for iPhone and iPad and 120fps for iPad Pro.
- Introduced "Time Scale" property slider that allows you to adjust the speed of the animations without changing the overall shape. See Uzu in slow mo!
- Renamed "Speed" to "Energy". This was done to help differentiate the two properties for affecting the overall speed.
- Uzu now reacts to audio from the microphone. When this mode is enabled, Uzu maps the mic levels to the "Time Scale" property.
- Added mic button to quick action menu.
- The quick action menu now hides when touching the screen.
- The quick action menu hides after a shorter period when not touching the screen.
- Added a slider in the options panel to adjust microphone sensitivity.
- Fixed a number of UI bugs where text would be the wrong color.
Our verdict: Great!
  • + Uzu, An Interactive Light Show is a highly rated app (5-star).
  • + Uzu, An Interactive Light Show is currently ranked #227 in paid Entertainment apps for iPhone, as well as #45 in paid Entertainment apps for iPad.
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