Art is creation and passion blended together. When put in an app that is based on mathematics and science, one can create amazing patterns and designs that thrill the eyes and stimulate the senses. That is what iOrnament offers. Created by Professor Jurgen Richter-Gerbert from Munich, this app is a conglomeration of science and mathematical theory know-how melded together in a symphony of colors and movement.
iOrnament App Review
Think playing with Spirograph or finger painting is fun? Then, you have not tried this app out. It will amaze you. Not only can you create unique designs in this app, you can also learn the basis behind the shapes, noting mathematical relationships between the lines and how each resulting pattern may have been used culturally.
Professor Richter-Gerbert has taken 25 years of software development and accumulation of creative ideas to concoct an app that allows users to easily glide fingertips across a highly responsive screen interface and create wonders.
The main activity is the ability to create patterns like no other, also known as ornaments, and transform them across the screen in colors and hues that appeal to your senses. The app also allows budding artists or experts to adjust the boldness of lines and to alter the sharpness, so some areas can be in full focus while others turn into a hazy design that is soothing.
Colors are abundant, as well, and allow you to take full control of your creation. Feeling mad? Use the app to create something bold and red and brash to get your anger out. Need to calm down? Open the app, select a rosette that is round, smooth, and cool colored to help you focus on an image and contain thoughts.
Adults and kids alike will find much use in this app, as it can serve a multitude of purposes. It’s a great “game” for toddlers, as it is extremely to use, allows them to just tap or swipe on the screen and constantly create something new that will keep them engaged.
Many art apps stop at functionality with the ability to create and share. This app goes one step further by allowing you to optionally learn more about the mathematics behind each design. Although the sound of the word “math” send many running, each mini-lesson is clear and easy to understand. To supplement this, you can also view a gallery of real-world patterns that are used around the world based on each mathematical pattern.
With so much depth to offer, it is difficult to find anything lacking in this app, except that having to pay for it may be a slight deterrent. Advertising more functional uses may help prompt more downloads as well as market the app a bit better.
However, as an app that allows you to freely let you creative juices flow, this is one for the books. This is a download for anyone looking to create imagery that is stimulating, either for recreation or for work. It is a unique graphical experience that educates.