October 7, 2010 in Entertainment (E)
[prMac.com] San Francisco, California - Scott Snibbe today released Antograph 1.1 for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. The new app release completely upgrades his already popular program, streaming realistic animated ants from fingertips onto the screen of an iPad or iPhone. Uncategorizable, the program is a mesmerizing combination of drawing, animation, simulation, interactive art, and even a kind of game where one tries to write one's name or draw a picture made of living creatures.
The new version has been completely updated with options to change the size of ants, to take advantage of the ultra-high-resolution retina display, and the latest features of iOS. Users can also post their drawings to Facebook and share via email.
Online reviews support the novelty and magic of this application, with one reviewer writing: "What I enjoy most about Scott Snibbe's apps is their meditative experience they produce. I could play with them for hours, as they require just the right amount of active participation. There are an infinite amount of outcomes and no two times are the same."
Antograph gained a large following in its first release, climbing to the top ten in the iTunes Entertainment chart during an initial release last May. At that time, Scott Snibbe became one of the first artists to hit it big in the iTunes store. The regular updates to his app show a sustained commitment to the medium that has been recognized by major news outlets including the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.
"I'm trying to create meaningful, infinitely variable experiences that take people into an alternate form of nature--a simulated reality where they can get lost for a moment and forget about email, phone calls, and text messages, to become absorbed, delighted, and amused" said Antograph creator Scott Snibbe.
Pricing and Availability:
Antograph 1.1 is available for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch and works on all devices running iOS 3.0 and up, including support for the extra resolution of the retina displays. It is currently on sale for 99 cents in the app store.
Scott Snibbe has been creating interactive art for twenty years. His work is collected in the Museum of Modern Art New York and the Whitney Museum of American Art, and has appeared in hundreds of shows worldwide. Snibbe recently began releasing artwork for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch through his online app store, taking artwork that was formerly available only in museums and galleries and making it available inexpensively and broadly to anyone with a mobile device. Copyright (C) 2010 Scott Snibbe. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.