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Description

* 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

:::: DESCRIPTION ::::

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
** In-app quick help

:::: UZU ON FACEBOOK ::::
https://www.facebook.com/uzuVisualizer/

:::: 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.

jason@colordodge.com
www.colordodge.com

 $1.99 in iOS App Store

Screenshots

Uzu, An Interactive Light Show screenshot 1Uzu, An Interactive Light Show screenshot 2Uzu, An Interactive Light Show screenshot 3Uzu, An Interactive Light Show screenshot 4Uzu, An Interactive Light Show screenshot 5

Version History

Launched Jun 12, 2010 (almost 9 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 9 months, on average.

Feb 19
2019
(Current)
Version 3.1.3

- Fixed UI bug where the menu wasn't appearing on some iPads.
- Added UI support for iPhone X screens.

Jun 29
2017
Version 3.1.2

Version 3.1.2
- Improved intro message: text is more clear and easier to dismiss.

Version 3.1.1
- Fixed bug where the app would crash when dismissing the keyboard

Version 3.1
- 64 bit support
- 15 new factory presets
- Redesigned user interface
- Improved autoplay animation
- New app icon
- On-screen access to quick actions: menu, next preset, previous preset, freeze mode, autoplay, screenshot
- Screenshot sharing to social media

Many thanks to all the fans who asked for the new update. And an even bigger thank you to Olga and Scarlett for their patience while I worked on this during evenings and weekends. I hope you all enjoy!

Jun 28
2017
Version 3.1.1

Version 3.1.1
- Fixed bug where the app would crash when dismissing the keyboard

Version 3.1
- 64 bit support
- 15 new factory presets
- Redesigned user interface
- Improved autoplay animation
- New app icon
- On-screen access to quick actions: menu, next preset, previous preset, freeze mode, autoplay, screenshot
- Screenshot sharing to social media

Many thanks to all the fans who asked for the new update. And an even bigger thank you to Olga and Scarlett for their patience while I worked on this during evenings and weekends. I hope you all enjoy!

Jun 24
2017
Version 3.1

- 64 bit support
- 15 new factory presets
- New app icon
- Redesigned user interface
- On-screen access to quick actions: menu, next preset, previous preset, freeze mode, autoplay, screenshot
- Screenshot sharing to social media

Many thanks to all the fans who asked for the new update. And an even bigger thank you to Olga and Scarlett for their patience while I worked on this during evenings and weekends. I hope you all enjoy!

Dec 06
2014
Version 3.0.1

- Fixed crashing bug in iOS 8

Jul 08
2014
Version 3.0

* Uzu is now a universal app for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch
* Retina support for all devices
* Completely redesigned UI
* 7 brand new animation modes (bringing the total to 21)
* 25 brand new factory presets (now a total of 42)
* 2 new symmetry modes: reflective and translational
* New color engine allows for selecting specific colors
* Support for background colors and gradients
* Randomization buttons for global and individual panel settings
* New settings: Hue Swirl, Saturation Offset, Brightness Offset

Apr 25
2011
Version 2.0

Uzu 2.0 brings a number of new and exciting features to Uzu! This update is a big thank you to all the Uzu fans out there. Uzu wouldn't be where it is today without all the people who've loved it and showed it off to someone else. If you enjoy the update, please take a moment to rate Uzu or leave a review, these things help tremendously.

**** NEW FEATURES ****

* Rotational Symmetry (up to 50 axis)
* The ability to "Rewire" animation modes to a different touch count
* 3 New Animation Modes
* Save User Presets
* 18 Factory Presets
* Quick Preset List
* User Options
* Screenshot Button
* Alpha Transparency
* Particle Size and Hue Offset sliders added

Oct 29
2010
Version 1.2.1

* bug fixes
* fixed performance issue with iOS 4.2 (beta)

*** NEW IN VERSION 1.2 ***

* Huge performance optimizations
* 3x more particles
* Adjustable settings via new in-app menu * Freeze mode for easily taking screen shots
* Motion trails for all new artistic effects
* Adjust red, green, and blue color offsets
* Line drag rendering option
* In-app menu help
* Optimized auto-rotation behavior
* Smoother interface animations
* Settings are saved on app exit
* Updated instructions

Oct 25
2010
Version 1.2

* Huge performance optimizations
* 3x more particles
* Adjustable settings via new in-app menu
* Freeze mode for easily taking screen shots
* Motion trails for all new artistic effects
* Adjust red, green, and blue color offsets
* Line drag rendering option
* In-app menu help
* Optimized auto-rotation behavior
* Smoother interface animations
* Settings are saved on app exit
* Updated instructions

Sep 23
2010
Version 1.1.1

*Bug fixes for reported crashing of version 1.1

*You may need to restart your iPad after updating (by holding down the lock button) in order to stop the launch crashes.

New in version 1.1:
*Added auto-play mode
*Added external display support (VGA Out)
*Added instructions page

:::: AUTO-PLAY CONTROL ::::

Auto-play allows you to sit back and enjoy Uzu's animations without needing to touch the screen. Auto-play mode randomly cycles through the different animation modes, simulating the movement of fingers across the screen. You can even interact with Uzu's "virtual" fingers by touching the screen while in auto-play mode. Up to 4 fingers can be used to interact with auto-play mode - at 5 fingers, auto-play mode is deactivated.

*To Enable Auto-Play: Give Uzu a quick front-to-back shake.

*To Disable Auto-Play: Touch the screen with 5 fingers.

*To Switch Auto-Play Modes: Shake Uzu again while auto-play is enabled.

During auto-play, animation modes will randomly switch and change. If you interact with auto-play mode by touching the screen, the current animation mode will stay locked until you release. In effect, the random switching of modes during auto-play is temporarily suppressed while touching the screen. If the combination of your touches and Uzu's touches are greater than 10, the animation mode starts again at 1 Touch.

:::: EXTERNAL DISPLAY SUPPORT ::::

You can watch Uzu on an external screen (TV, monitor, projector, etc…). To use an external display, simply plug in the the external display adapter (available for purchase on-line and in stores). Uzu will be shown on the external display, allowing you to use the iPad as a controller. This is great to use at social gatherings in conjunction with the auto-play mode.

*If you like Uzu, make sure to check out Little Uzu for the iPhone/iPod Touch.
http://itunes.apple.com/app/little-uzu/id386764406?mt=8

Sep 16
2010
Version 1.1

*Added auto-play mode
*Added external display support (VGA Out)
*Added instructions page

**An update has already been submitted to address the reported crashing with version 1.1 Thank you for your patience.

:::: AUTO-PLAY CONTROL ::::

Auto-play allows you to sit back and enjoy Uzu's animations without needing to touch the screen. Auto-play mode randomly cycles through the different animation modes, simulating the movement of fingers across the screen. You can even interact with Uzu's "virtual" fingers by touching the screen while in auto-play mode. Up to 4 fingers can be used to interact with auto-play mode - at 5 fingers, auto-play mode is deactivated.

*To Enable Auto-Play: Give Uzu a quick front-to-back shake.

*To Disable Auto-Play: Touch the screen with 5 fingers.

*To Switch Auto-Play Modes: Shake Uzu again while auto-play is enabled.

During auto-play, animation modes will randomly switch and change. If you interact with auto-play mode by touching the screen, the current animation mode will stay locked until you release. In effect, the random switching of modes during auto-play is temporarily suppressed while touching the screen. If the combination of your touches and Uzu's touches are greater than 10, the animation mode starts again at 1 Touch.

:::: EXTERNAL DISPLAY SUPPORT ::::

You can watch Uzu on an external screen (TV, monitor, projector, etc…). To use an external display, simply plug in the the external display adapter (available for purchase on-line and in stores). Uzu will be shown on the external display, allowing you to use the iPad as a controller. This is great to use at social gatherings in conjunction with the auto-play mode.

*If you like Uzu, make sure to check out Little Uzu for the iPhone/iPod Touch.
http://itunes.apple.com/app/little-uzu/id386764406?mt=8

Jul 26
2010
Version 1.0.1

* Fixed memory leak bug.

- Thanks to everyone who downloaded Uzu so far. I'm currently working on auto-play, motion controls, and VGA out support for the next versions. Stay tuned!

Jun 12
2010
Version 1.0

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Total Ratings

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2
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