Tuesday, March 10, 2009

A couple more samples

Here are two more kaleidoscopes created with the new features.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

What's with all the Bodily Function Apps?

I hate to complain about other people's work, but what is with the huge popularity of bodily function apps for the iPhone? It's not just that there are more burping, farting, sneezing, crying, and whining iPhone applications that anyone could have predicted. It's that the iPhone App review sites actually spend time and space reviewing these apps.

Now I don't really know whether or not potential purchasers need to read an in-depth review before purchase. But I do know that iKalied has been in several reviewers queue's for a while now, and no review has yet appeared. I guess that simulated burping, etc. takes precedence over an app that allows you to create your own art. It's an interesting world we live in.

Showing off New Features

The set of new features for the 1.2 is now complete and undergoing beta testing. Here is an example to give you an idea of the kinds of things that can be accomplished using the effects in combination. I've taken a picture from a family trip to NASA space center, applied the Video Monitor, and (new) Swirl Distortion effects, used Saturate Colors once or twice, and here is what results.

If you would like to see a nice large square tiling of this image, take a look at this image in the Flickr iKalied Group.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

New Version Coming Soon

I'm currently working on iKalied 1.2. This next version adds a bunch of new features and special effects, yet maintains the clean and simple user interface. I am particularly interested to see what users do with the new distortion effects, which I think work well with the kaleidoscope symmetries.

User-Created Flickr Group

An iKalied user who goes by 'sandrift' has created an Flickr group for sharing and showing off images created with iKalied. Please post some of your favorites to: http://www.flickr.com/groups/ikalied/