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Description

Have you ever wanted to draw with words? Weird Type is an AR app that lets you paint with text in space!

You can type your own phrases and pick from multiple modes and see your text in completely new ways. You can record videos of your messages and share them or save them to you camera roll.

It's based on a series of AR experiments that the authors Zach Lieberman and Molmol Kuo have been posting to Instagram over the last few months. People kept asking, "is that an app?" Now, together with our collaborator Design Indaba, which helped produce this, we're packaging some of these experiments into app and we hope you enjoy them!

The app is designed by Richard The, with iOS help from Ying Quan Tan, Robby Kraft, and Peter Sibley

Note the app now supports multi-lingual input.

iOS Store Category:

Primary: Entertainment

Secondary: Photo & Video

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Version History

Launched Feb 28, 2018 (over 2 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 4 months, on average.

May 10
2020
(Current)
Version 1.7

- Fixed issues with video being vertically flipped while exporting to some services

Nov 16
2019
Version 1.6

- fixed minor UI issues
- fixed bug with video where it was vertically flipped in some instances when shared

Aug 10
2019
Version 1.5

- Weird type now supports multi-lingual text input! you can type messages in Arabic, Mandarin, Japanese, or any language you can input on iOS (note, we don't support emoji)
- Added a new video recorder which is much higher resolution, faster and records anti-aliased

Oct 02
2018
Version 1.4

- Fixed iOS 12 bug which warped the video

May 01
2018
Version 1.3

- revised launch screen
- fixed bug where the app would launch w/ last saved video
- added horizontal mode for text entry (note: video still saves vertical but you can enter content horizontally and rotate video in post)
- added movement to transparent ribbon mode

Mar 19
2018
Version 1.2

- fixed bug with ribbon mode and longer text
- ui adjustments, including more clarity on how to get type on screen
- launch screen adjusted
- small bug fixes

Mar 12
2018
Version 1.1

- updated UI design
- graphics are retina / higher resolution
- improved tracking
- better error messages
- new typefaces added per scene
- new icon and launch screen

Feb 28
2018
Version 1.0

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