Free version of Pi Cubed for iPhone and iPod touch now available

July 27, 2009 in Education (E)

[] Madison, WI USA - Sunset Lake Software today announces the release of Pi Cubed Lite, a free version of its Pi Cubed visual math application for iPhone and iPod touch. Pi Cubed uses an interactive math system that has been designed from the ground up for a touch-based interface. Unlike traditional calculators, Pi Cubed lets you construct mathematical expressions, using an interactive menu system, which are then typeset and evaluated instantly.

Because the full utility of this novel calculation approach is best experienced, rather than described, the free Pi Cubed Lite has been created to introduce more users to the power of this system. The free Lite version has all of the calculation capabilities of the full application, including a diverse range of supported mathematical operations such as logarithms, trigonometric functions, and arbitrary roots.

In addition to this, the full version of Pi Cubed provides users with the ability to create equations with fully annotated variables, then store them within an internal database. These equations can then be organized into categories, such as for an upcoming exam.

Also included in the full version is a built-in database of over 150 equations, representing fields that range from finances to fluid mechanics. You can use these equations (with fully annotated variables) for a quick reminder, or you can enter numerical values and directly evaluate the equations.

Finally, the full version has the ability to export user-defined equations in plain text or LaTeX formats, as well as to the external application Grafly for plotting.

Features of Pi Cubed Lite:
* An intuitive touch-based interface for entering and editing calculations, utilizing common multitouch gestures
* Realtime typesetting and evaluation of calculations
* Fluid animation of all editing actions
* A wide range of supported calculation operations, from arithmetic to arbitrary roots

Additional features of Pi Cubed:
* Custom equations can be stored and organized within user-defined categories
* Over 150 built-in equations, with fully annotated variables
* Ability to export calculations via email as LaTeX for inclusion in publications
* Equations can be plotted in Grafly

Sunset Lake Software has elected to donate ten percent of the net proceeds from the sale of Pi Cubed to the Child's Play charity. Child's Play provides video games and toys to children's hospitals around the world.

Minimum Requirements:
* iPhone / iPod Touch with the 3.0 software update applied

Pricing and Availability:
Pi Cubed Lite is free, and can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store. Pi Cubed for iPhone and iPod touch is available for $9.99 (USD), or the local equivalent, on the iTunes App Store. Review copies are available upon request.

Based in Madison, WI, USA, Sunset Lake Software LLC is a one-man software company started in 2008 by Dr. Brad Larson with the goal of providing quality scientific and educational software for Mac and iPhone. The company's other current product is Molecules, a free, open-source 3-D molecular viewer for iPhone / iPod Touch. Molecules was the eighth most downloaded free utility on the iTunes App Store in 2008, finding its way onto over 400,000 devices worldwide. All Material and Software (C) 2008-2009 Sunset Lake Software LLC / All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, and iPod, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries. Child's Play is an independent organization and not affiliated with Sunset Lake Software LLC. Grafly is a product of Em Software Inc.


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