November 9, 2009 in Education (E)
[prMac.com] Westfield, Indiana - Very Alien Productions today is proud to introduce Geometrics 1.0, their new professional level geometry app for iPhone and iPod touch. Designed specifically to leverage the iPhone interface, Geometrics is a powerful tool to construct and then calculate the area and perimeter of both regular and irregular two-dimensional shapes.
Perfect for students, professionals, or casual users alike, Geometrics can effortlessly construct a common shape when provided minimum dimensional information and then calculate its area and perimeter. Through a simple tap, a constructed common shape can be saved and combined with other constructed shapes. The areas of each saved shape are summed to provide a total. Then, by allowing each saved shape to be individually edited, Geometrics can effectively calculate the area of any irregular two-dimensional shape. The app can then e-mail a report of the saved shapes and their total area.
Geometrics is a shape solver. Provide the minimum combination of dimensions for a shape and Geometrics determines the rest and then calculates the area and perimeter. Geometrics supports these common two-dimensional shapes:
* Circular: circle, ellipse, segment, sector, ring sector
* Triangles: right, equilateral, isosceles, acute, obtuse
* Quadrilaterals: square, rectangle, trapezoid, parallelogram, rhombus
* Polygons: pentagon to icosagon (20-sided)
Geometrics becomes a powerful productivity tool by managing a group of saved shapes. With a simple tap, the app remembers the shape just solved and then sums the remembered shape areas to provide a total area. Saved shapes can be viewed and edited at any time. Each saved shape can be scaled to a fraction of its original area, and actually can be subtracted from the total area. These scaling and subtraction features allow Geometrics to construct any arbitrary shape, including those with an area "punch out".
If there is a need to calculate the area of an irregularly shaped concrete patio with a tree growing in the middle of it, let Geometrics do the hard work. To figure out how much area needs to be covered by mulch in intricate landscaping, Geometrics is up to the task-problem solved! To know how big of an area will be painted in a great room with complex, vaulted ceilings, look no further than Geometrics to provide the answer.
Once saved shapes are edited and arranged to calculate the proper total area, Geometrics can e-mail a report of the saved shapes and the total area. The e-mail contains a table that makes it easy to copy/paste the data into a spreadsheet program.
Geometrics will convert between degrees and radians on the fly. Users can also choose the number of digits displayed to the right of the decimal point with proper rounding displayed as needed.
* Constructs common shapes when provided minimum dimensional information
* Calculates shape area and perimeter
* Manages a group of saved shapes that can be edited to form any arbitrary shape
* Sums the saved shape areas to provide a total area
* E-mails a report of the saved shapes and total area
* Angles can be in degrees or radians
"The iPhone/iPod touch platform is an incredible tool for enabling both learning and getting tasks done easily," said Jim Parshall, founder of Very Alien Productions. "Geometrics is our second app that offers a unique combination of providing educational value while enhancing productivity."
* iPhone or iPod touch, 3.0 or later
Pricing and Availability:
Geometrics 1.0 is only $2.99 (USD) and available exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category. Review copies are available upon request. Geometrics joins Very Alien's very successful first app, Trigonomics, which is currently featured on the App Store in the New and Noteworthy section.
Headquartered in Westfield, Indiana, Very Alien Productions is a privately held company founded in 2009 by Jim Parshall. Very Alien's mission is developing and delivering educational and productivity solutions for the iPhone and iPod touch. With over 25 years in software development, Parshall's professional career started with creating award-winning K-12 courseware for the Apple II. On the Macintosh platform he developed client/server applications for laboratories and monitoring systems for ice cream production. Under Parshall's leadership, Very Alien Productions will create iPhone and iPod touch applications that not only offer educational benefits, but also enable enhancing productivity. Copyright (C) 2009 Very Alien Productions. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod touch are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.