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A single stroke has never been so expressive – iOrnament is the state-of-the art drawing tool to create stunning designs, patterns and mandalas. Creativity at your fingertips! What users say: "it's a universe of wonder", "such a fun, beautiful and relaxing app", "fantastic ArtScience offering!”, "too good to be true",...."I think there would be far less conflict in the world if everyone used iOrnament!"

– 10/10 stars on musthaveapps.de
– shown worldwide in Apple ads and in Apple retail stores
– Tabby Awards users' choice winner
– 4,7 star global rating

iOrnament combines art and science. You draw a simple stroke and iOrnament turns it into stunning patterns and mandalas according to rules of symmetry. With iOrnament everyone can be an artist. You will create fascinating ornaments and intricate designs. Fun and challenging from ages three to one-hundred for both doodlers and creative professionals. Interactive tutorial and many drawing tips included!

See how dynamic finger strokes and support for 3D Touch and Apple Pencil enhance your drawing power to become a magical experience. iOrnament supports monochromatic pens as well as rainbow colors and even drawing in realistic shiny gold.

iOrnament is an app that is designed for drawing ornamental designs that are both artistically and mathematically fascinating. You draw simple strokes and the app repeats them over and over according to the rules of the 17 crystallographic wallpaper groups. By this, fantastic symmetric patterns are created. Kaleidoscope-like pictures, tilings, complicated knots and artistic pavements are right at your fingertips. In addition, iOrnament contains an interactive pop-up book that explains mathematical backgrounds on the theory of wallpaper groups and a sampler of classical ornaments from ancient cultures.

Features include:

– full support of all 17 wallpaper groups
– artistic rainbow color palette and pens
– gold drawing feature
– support for Apple Pencil
– glow pen to add highlights
– 'design mode' combines several symmetries in one picture
– export to photos, e-mail and facebook
– transparent backgrounds
– saving, loading and recovering
– extensive collection of tips for usage
– preview of symmetries and fundamental cells
– animated drawing process
– change symmetry type on the fly
– scroll, zoom and rotate
– unlimited undo/redo
– full featured iPhone and iPad versions
– interactive tutorial on math backgrounds
– sampler of classical ornaments
– based on mathematical theory
– supports rosette symmetries
– integration of ornament world exhibition

Via In-App Purchase:

– 3D ornaments on spheres
– Escheresque color symmetries
– layers and brushes
– background colors and textures
– advanced nib pens
– geometry mode to draw straight lines and circles

Further information, example galleries and demo videos at www.science-to-touch.com and https://www.instagram.com/iornamentapp.

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Secondary: Education

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Version History

Launched Jun 17, 2012 (almost 8 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 3 months, on average.

Mar 20
2020
(Current)
Version 2.5.11

Easter Egg drawing is back!!! Create and share virtual eggs.
Use iOrnament as stress reliever and as a great activity with your kids!
Plus minor fixes.

Mar 19
2020
Version 2.5.10

Easter Egg drawing is back!!! Create and share virtual eggs.
Use iOrnament as stress reliever and as a great activity with your kids!

Feb 22
2020
Version 2.5.9

Improved interoperability with iOrnament Pro

Feb 20
2020
Version 2.5.8

Fixes a critical bug on iPhone

Feb 19
2020
Version 2.5.7

Interoperability with the new iOrnament Pro

Nov 28
2019
Version 2.5.6

Fixes an export problem that occurred on some iPad Airs

Jul 09
2019
Version 2.5.5

Resolution enhancements for the new iPad Air

Mar 31
2019
Version 2.5.2

Stability and UI improvements....
...and a special Easter surprise

Dec 20
2018
Version 2.5.1

Minor adaptions

Dec 19
2018
Version 2.5

Stability improvements

Nov 20
2018
Version 2.4

This version fixes an issue with older devices.
What happened before:
- responsive gold textures
- color gradients
- support for the new iPad

Nov 07
2018
Version 2.3.2

Version optimised for the new iPad Pro.
Faster Rendering. Better memory management.
Double Tap on Pencil for post editing of strokes.

Aug 22
2018
Version 2.3.1

– Gold Textures: they add a realistic gold finish to your creations
– Local Symmetries: to create magically complex patterns and mandalas (iPhone&iPad)
– Color Palettes: for more drawing possibilities
– Pen Presets: to give easy access to interesting settings

Aug 13
2018
Version 2.3

There are several new features in this version:
– Local Symmetries: to create magically complex patterns and mandalas
– Gold Textures: they add a realistic gold finish to your creations
– Color Palettes: for more drawing possibilities
– Pen Presets: to give easy access to interesting settings

Dec 17
2017
Version 2.2

A minor fix for submitting ornaments to the world exhibition.

In case you missed it–here is what happened since 2.0:
• Full size drawing space on iPhone X.
• highly advanced and configurable Apple Pencil support
• dynamic stroke options for colours, size, opacity
• high resolution support
• link to the iOrnament Crafter App for creating 3D models
• design mode to overlay several symmetries
• advanced calligraphy support

Nov 30
2017
Version 2.1.1

Full size drawing space on iPhone X.
Improvements for iOS 11. Fix of observed time lag.

In case you missed it–here is what happened since 2.0:
• highly advanced and configurable Apple Pencil support
• dynamic stroke options for colours, size, opacity
• high resolution support
• link to the iOrnament Crafter App for creating 3D models
• design mode to overlay several symmetries
• advanced calligraphy support

Apr 27
2017
Version 2.1.0

Many improvements in Version 2.1
• Design Mode to overlay several symmetry types
• Extended export functionality
• Resolution boost for iPad Pro
• Interconnection with other apps
• Export to the iOrnament Crafter App
• Support for portrait orientation
• Geometry Mode to draw straight lines and circles (in pro upgrade)
• Line smoothing (in pro upgrade)
• New calligraphy pens (in pro upgrade)
• Advanced nib control (in pro upgrade)

May 18
2016
Version 2.0.2

Version 2.0 of iOrnament is major step forward. Hightlighs are:
* Higher internal resolution
* Support for Apple Pencil and 3D Touch
* Dynamic strokes (also without pencil)
* More storage slots
* Completely reworked drawing algorithms
* Full advantage of iOS 9 advanced touch features

And for Pro Upgrade
* Background colors
* Export of transparent layers

To summarize: "A single stroke has never been that expressive"

Feb 17
2014
Version 1.5.2

Small fixes and improvements in button logics
and color selection.

Feb 11
2014
Version 1.5.1

This version added a new type of ornaments: Hyperbolic ornaments also known ale Circle Limits in the Art off M.C.Escher.

Also several iOS 7 Compatibility issues were resolved.

Aug 14
2013
Version 1.4.4

Fixed a critical bug (apologies to all those users that wre effected by this inconvenience)

Aug 12
2013
Version 1.4.3

WARNING: There slipped in a stability bug in this version.
(It turned out only after it was available on the app store).
it will be fixed in a few days from now with version 1.4.4.
The app may crash after the startup screen.

Jul 10
2013
Version 1.4.2

Hinting System for Newcomers
Stability improvements
Improved Export Functionality

Jun 15
2013
Version 1.4.1

• • • 1.4.1 Fixes Pro Update Download issue • • •

1.4: Many major enhancements and improvements
• saving, loading and recovering
• full support for all rainbow colors
• increased resolution
• iPhone 5 support

Via In-App Purchase
• 3D ornaments on spheres
• more math explanations and tips
• Escheresque color symmetries
• Layers, brushes and eraser

Jun 14
2013
Version 1.4

Many major enhancements and improvements
• saving, loading and recovering
• full support for all rainbow colors
• increased resolution
• iPhone 5 support

Via In-App Purchase
• 3D ornaments on spheres
• more math explanations and tips
• Escheresque color symmetries
• Layers, brushes and eraser

Oct 10
2012
Version 1.3

I worked on several user requests among them:

* Massively improved rendering quality (for extreme zoom)
* Improved Export functions
* Export A single Tile
* Better memory management

....and opening of submissions to the 'Ornament World Exhibition'

Aug 17
2012
Version 1.2.1

NEW FEATURE:
Improved Facebook support
bugfix (the crashing issue should me much better now, hopefully. If you still have problems please contact www.science-to-touch.com, so I can find the exact circumstances)

Aug 06
2012
Version 1.2

NEW Feature:
iOrnament now also supports rosette symmetries with rotational symmetries.
This is a totally new drawing experience.

Improvements:
Redo button also for iPhone
Improved retina display support
minor bug fixes

Jun 16
2012
Version 1.1

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