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Description

"Apps like Gravilux awaken an 'Avatar'-like sensitivity to electricity in the body, power in the palms and general connectedness." - NY Times
"Every once in a while, an app will come along that has no practical application whatsoever but is just SO COOL that you have to have it! Gravilux is that sort of app." --iphoneapplicationlist.com
"Of the millions of apps out there, none quite capitalize on the sheer fun and beauty of interactivity the way that Scott Snibbe’s do.” --CoolHunting

**iTunes Top 10 App of the year for Art and Music and #1 Entertainment App**

Gravilux lets you draw with stars: it’s a combination of painting, animation, art, science, and gaming. As you touch the screen, gravity draws simulated stars to your fingertips. You can tease and twist the particles into galaxies, or explode them like a supernova. You can color the stars by their speed, and make them dance to music. You can change parameters including gravity and number of stars, and enable antigravity, color, make gravitational typography, and upload to Facebook, Twitter, and email. Multiple fingers and multiple people can touch the screen at once, collaborating or competing. Gravilux was first released as a work of interactive art by Scott Sona Snibbe that was only available in galleries and museums that became a best-selling hit on iOS, and inspired Björk to work with him and his studio on the first App Album: Biophilia.

Facebook: http://facebook.com/scottsnibbe, http://facebook.com/gravilux
twitter: @snibbe, #gravilux

share on flickr: http://flickr.com/groups/gravilux

 $1.99 in iOS App Store

Screenshots

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Version History

Launched Apr 22, 2010 (about 9 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 3 months, on average.

Feb 10
2012
(Current)
Version 2.1

* Improved music visualizer with enhanced color and movement
* Speed improvements and optimizations
* Improvements to music visualizer and typography iPhone interfaces

Dec 09
2011
Version 2.0

* Completely re-written app from the ground up, including major performance enhancements
* Beautiful new Gravilux 2.0 interface
* Music visualizer (part of Gravilux Plus)
* Create words and phrases made of stars with a new gravitational typography feature (part of Gravilux Plus)
* Enhanced retina support
* Share images on Twitter, Facebook, and Email
* And more!

Aug 10
2010
Version 1.3

* Save and load personal presets for color and parameters
* Internationally understandable images for parameter labels
* More range in gravity parameter slider
* Fixed bug where stars are too large on iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch
* Optimized and tested on full range of iPhone/iPad devices from 1st generation to iPhone 4 and iPad

Jul 14
2010
Version 1.2

ON SALE FOR 99 CENTS FOR A LIMITED TIME
* Huge speed improvements - up to 100 times faster (try maximum stars)
* Subpixel movement of stars (try low gravity)
* Antialiased point drawing
* Made toolbar more difficult to bring up so it doesn't distract, especially on iPhone: double-tap on sides/bottom of screen
* New button in color palette for pure greyscale, stars emerging from black
* Accomodate iPhone 4's high resolution screen
* Other minor interface tweaks

There is a minor known issue with version 1.2 on iPhone 3GS where stars appear too large - this will be solved in the next release, coming soon.

Jul 02
2010
Version 1.1.1

NEW VERSION ON SALE FOR 99 CENTS FOR A LIMITED TIME
* Changing color gradients for stars
* Play music in the background
* Adjustable star size
* Completely new toolbar interface, with popups on iPad
* Post images to Facebook
* Pause/play
* Fixes crash introduced in version 1.1 for iPhone models 3GS and below

Jun 30
2010
Version 1.1

THERE IS A KNOWN CRASH IN THIS RELEASE (FOR IPHONES 3GS AND LOWER ONLY). THE FIX HAS ALREADY BEEN SUBMITTED TO APPLE.
NEW VERSION ON SALE FOR 99 CENTS FOR A LIMITED TIME
* Changing color gradients for stars
* Play music in the background
* Adjust star size
* Completely new toolbar interface, with popups on iPad
* Post images to Facebook
* Pause/play

May 17
2010
Version 1.0.1

ON SALE FOR 99 CENTS FOR A LIMITED TIME!
Double-tap corners of screen to bring up settings.
Many new features and upgrades are planned over the coming months. It's a pleasure to hear all the positive feedback, and many of the requests in the reviews are already in-progress for this month's update that will also include a brand new interface. Buy now and get the updates free.

Apr 23
2010
Version 1.0

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