December 6, 2011 in Entertainment (E)
[prMac.com] Paris, France - Appakabar today presents its first application: Makanim, a multi-touch app for making animations of colored shapes. Makanim is available on the AppStore for iPad and iPhone since november 22th, 2011.
Makanim is an artistic multi-touch particle generator. Touch the screen with one to six fingers and forms will come to life. The menu bar at the bottom of the screen allows to edit in real-time 2 from 7 parameters: animation mode, start color, end color, shape, size of the shape, speed and chaos. The chaos recipe is a wise combination of variables. Makanim permits to make screenshots, stored in the photo library, or to project animations on an external display using a HDMI or VGA adapter (VGA/HDMI output is only available on iPad 2 and iPhone 4S). Makanim is a powerfull application that can both entertain and relax everyone. The shapes will swirl, flutter, entangle, flit around fingers!
Makanim is not the first app for particle generation, those are plenty and various. Relaying on its graphic and development experience, Appakabar wants to do something different. Makanim is simple, with numerous graphic possibilities. The controls are easy to use. For exemple, the handling of the colors is not as usual the three sliders Red, Green, Blue, but a simple select list of pictograms that represent tints or mix of tints. The same type of control is used for the shape and the mode.
The first screen allows to preview the 48 presets with a pagination. The presets are easy to visualize. Select one and a new screen appears where the animation is auto played. Open the pop-up to choose the parameter to edit, use the controls to change it in real-time. The expert mode allows to hide the menu bar and play with full screen. The FAQ for Makanim is available at Appakabar online.
* Thousands of possible combinations
* Animation presets as thumbnails
* Edit preset in real time
* Use up to 6 fingers gesture
* 10 animation modes
* 25 original shapes
* 33 arrangements of colors
* 48 editable presets
* Multi-touch graphic generator of particles
* Switch between modes, shapes, start and end colors
* Control the speed, size and magic chaos
* Screenshot button to save images to your photo library
* Expert mode : hide/show the menu bar
* Limit the number of fingers to avoid interference with iPad multi-touch 4/5 fingers gesture
* Saving of user presets
* Animation auto-play
Everybody can use Makanim, at home for fun, at a party or on stage for VJing, during live performances for creating animations on the fly. Enjoy an amazing graphic experience with Makanim.
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* Universal app optimized for display on all iOS devices
* 1.6 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Makanim 1.0 is $1.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category.
Appakabar is a creative studio based in Paris, France, focused on the development of graphic applications. The emergence of tactile devices is a trigger: those playful systems offer new opportunities to build innovative tools by making the user experience more attractive. That's why Appakabar is here: to offer enjoyable and playful applications. Copyright (C) 2011 Appakabar. 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.