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HoloToy

By kode80 LLC

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Description

"The closest thing to a real hologram on your iPad, iPod touch or iPhone!" - iPhone Life Magazine
"I don't think you'll find a better 3D app in the whole store." - TUAW
"Best iPhone apps of the week" - Gizmodo
Mobile FWA Award Winner.

HoloToy is an interactive hologram unlike anything seen on the AppStore before. Using anamorphosis perspective projection and the accelerometer HoloToy produces realtime images that emulate reality based on a constant viewing angle. In english, these are interactive customizable 3D scenes and games that appear to live both within and outside of your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad!

HoloToy has 13 interactive 3D Holograms so far, including 4 games and the ability to make your own holograms! HoloToy will also run in HD on your iPad and iPhone 4, at no extra cost and when run on the iPhone 4 has the option of realtime head tracking using the front facing camera!

Regular updates will bring brand new interactive holograms, games and features to you for free, suggestions are not only welcome but encouraged.

Want to see for yourself? Check out the videos on youtube.

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Updates
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#8 9/9/10:
* Anaglyph rendering mode (support for colored 3D glasses).
* Screenshot sharing in My HoloPics.
* Full user manual.
* Depth editor black pixel bug fixed.

#7 7/29/10:
* My HoloPics - create unlimited holograms using images on your device and the built in depth and transparency editors!
* Front camera realtime head tracking for iPhone 4
* Gyroscope support for iPhone 4

#6.1 7/1/10: iOS4 + iPhone4
* iOS4 Multitasking enabled
* High resolution iPhone4 UI added
* High resolution iPhone4 rendering added
* HoloBot custom skin bug fixed

#6 6/21/10: Projection Puzzle
* New game - Projection Puzzle
* Create your own projection puzzle
* HoloToy News optimized to load faster

#5 5/23/10: CatBot Jump Alot!
* New game - CatBot Jump Alot
* Achievements added to most holograms
* HoloToy news
* Now supports both landscape orientations

#4 4/22/10: interactive FishTank!
* choose a photo from your photo roll to accompany your fish
* create your own fish using the included template
* multitouch enabled, fish will swim to your fingers

#3 4/14/10: Scarab Attack + HoloToy HD
Scarab Attack is an addictive game set in an Egyptian themed HoloRoom. Can you fend of the attacking scarabs and beat your hiscore?
HoloToy is now a universal app, this means it will run at full resolution on your iPad without the need for a separate app - HoloToy HD at no extra cost!

Also, HoloToy now runs at a solid 60fps on all iPhone OS devices!

#2 3/23/10: HoloBall!
HoloPhysics brings you the childhood classic in 3D! Move your HoloToy around to bounce the HoloBall off the 5 walls, what tricks can you do? Play the frantic HoloBall challenge, try to beat your hiscore as the timer counts down.

#1 3/16/10: HoloBot!
HoloBot is your very own miniature remote controlled robot. Control HoloBot's movements inside his HoloRoom, make him inspect, salute, ground-pound and more! Choose from 29 different HoloBot skins. Still can't find a HoloBot just for you? Design your very own HoloBot using the included template, view your work on the living breathing HoloBot then share it with the world!

What's New in Version 1.08

Anaglyph rendering mode (support for colored 3D glasses).
Screenshot sharing in My HoloPics.
Full user manual.
Depth editor black pixel bug fixed.

Screenshots

iPhone Screenshot 1
iPhone Screenshot 2
iPhone Screenshot 3
iPhone Screenshot 4
iPhone Screenshot 5
iPad Screenshot 1
iPad Screenshot 2
iPad Screenshot 3
iPad Screenshot 4
iPad Screenshot 5

Customer Reviews

Very Cool!!

I saw a video of someone using this app to make Street Fighter scenes in 3D. The results were jaw dropping! I immediately bought the app and tried it for myself. It took some trial and error as well as some careful masking but my own Street Fighter scene looked great! The app comes with holo pics and several (sometimes customizable) games. I was most impressed with holo pics because I can do my own 3D scenes from my photos. The developer allowed for good tools to make the process approachable but they can be better still. I am hoping for undos and/or a way to save off your modified depth/alpha maps so that I can experiment without risking ruining my work-in-progress images. The ability to import alpha maps would be a big plus too. Aside from this, the other minigames are good distractions and cool tech demos. It would be awesome if those can be elaborated upon to make them deeper. All in all, I am very happy with my purhcase and I can't wait to see what improvements the developer can add to the next release!

Could be improved

The interface is confusing. It took me 3 minutes to find the correct way to create a new holo image, and there's a bunch of experiments in the app that make it feel inconsistent. It would be better if it did less, but did it better.

For instance, it's hard to do detailed work on your depth map because you can't zoom into the image. Additionally, the program could use edge detection to automatically tighten up your strokes to follow the contour of an object. Finally, it would be nice to be able to adjust the scale of the depth plains, or at least adjust the view position, so that the background image can take up the entire background.

Good stuff

This is a fun toy. The Samples are interesting, but the custom holopics are what make this something I play with a lot. Anyone who reviews this app poorly probably didn't put very much time or effort into this feature. If you play with the depth editors, especially using barely contrasting shades to start out, you can really make some amazing looking pics. It takes some patience and ingenuity in it's current form, but (*Note to developers) with the addition of an UNDO feature and the ability to ZOOM into depth maps this would be a five star app that I would recommend to anyone.

HoloToy
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $1.99
  • Category: Entertainment
  • Updated: Sep 09, 2010
  • Version: 1.08
  • Size: 32.8 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: kode80 LLC

Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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