June 7, 2011 in Lifestyle (E)
[prMac.com] Oakland, California - Corpus Collusion today announced The Dream Log for iPad 1.0.1 - the world's first anachronous neuro-rhythmic interpolator. This stylish journal provides six luscious backdrops to inspire imaginative thought and pair with preconscious musings. For both creative writers and dream recorders alike, thirteen delightful chimes can wake users from slumber. The Dream Log is available today from the iTunes App Store for the surreal price of $1.99 (USD).
The Dream Log makes it easy to keep a creative writing practice current. Whether journalling dreams, as consciousness explorers such as Jung recommend, or chronicling the day's affairs, writing every day is a popular inspirational device in the creative person's toolkit. Features such as low-contrast themes and an alarm clock facilitate a morning writing practice, a well-known means of ensuring that one's thoughts are one's own, and not filled with the detritus of modern living.
"The iPad lets me design software as visually rich as my paintings," said company co-founder Vibrata Chromodoris. "I feel more creative writing while looking at art."
The iPad makes a perfect writing tool under low light situations; the user need not turn on a bedside lamp. But the bright background necessitated by black text shines too much light in the dilated pupils of the just awakened. Instead, The Dream Log utilizes a color palette of light text against mid-tone colors. These backdrops work well in both portrait and landscape orientations, and are darkened behind the text for legibility. The other interface elements shift to complement the images as the user switches milieu.
The included alarm clock features thirteen chimes, an intuitive interface, and an anachronous styling. Its ambient tones were specifically chosen to guard against nightmare fuel and not shift the last moments of the user's dreams. The alarm clock can be used to wake the users each morning to log dreams, or as part of a creative writing practice that suggests writing for a set period each day. To set the alarm time, the user simply drags the clock hands. The fantastic styling of the clock face inspires dreaming of other worlds, and the clock shifts colors, too, to match motif.
"The hardware-accelerated graphics on iPad enable an immersive software experience previously known to only to games," said company co-founder Kathy Tafel. "I can't make this software on any other platform."
The Dream Log serves as a 21st century writing tool, taking advantage of modern technology unavailable in a bound paper journal. The user can organize entries by date created or last opened, with calendar days rendered to fade into the background. Each entry keeps its own theme and font choice. Fonts are styled in bold for onscreen legibility, but export in normal weight via email, print, or PDF. Users can share their entries via Facebook, LiveJournal, or Blogger. The Dream Log does not pretend to know the internal workings of users' consciousnesses, but aids in the quest for meaning by searching the web for a dream interpretation of selected text.
Chromatically Calibrated Motifs:
* Six themes chromatically calibrated for low light operation
* Interface widgets complement themes by color
Antykytheric Signaling Timepiece:
* Thirteen ambient chimes
* Set signal directly by moving clock hands
* Automatically repeats each day
Multi-digital Electrostatic Typesetting:
* Pinch-zoom to adjust font size
* Swipe two fingers to turn pages
* Works well with Bluetooth keyboard
* Swipe to delete list entries
* Auto-saves every 60 seconds
Manifold-output Automatic Compositor:
* Live Journal
* Bright search text area hidden when not in use
* Sort entries by date created or last viewed
* Select a word to find an interpretation on the web
* Supports non-roman fonts
* Supports non-Gregorian calendars
* Dream journalists
* Creative writers
* Urban shamans
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 4.3 or later
* 20.2 MB
Pricing and Availability:
The Dream Log 1.0.1 is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle category.
Corpus Collusion was founded in 2009 to develop smart software for iOS devices - offerings both stylish and ingenious. Company co-founder Kathy Tafel is a Mac industry innovator with nearly a decade of experience at Apple. Company co-founder Vibrata Chromodoris is a fine artist whose work has been seen around the world. The Dream Log follows the successful launch of Corpus Collusion's debut app, The Recipe Box. Copyright (C) 2011 Corpus Collusion. 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.