By Georg Klein
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Fractile Plus: Faster Fractals
Fractile Plus is a fast Fractal viewer which allows you to explore the famous Mandelbrot set. Even though the set is based on a very simple mathematical formula, it has amazing complexity. Zoom in to find intricate spirals, flaming tendrils, and an seemingly endless smaller repetitions of the set itself.
- Unique tile-caching design makes this the fastest fractal browser on the app store.
- Silky smooth 60FPS pan and zoom
- Julia set with real-time preview
- Save high-res images up to 13 megapixels
- Pinch-zoom in up to 10 trillion times magnification
- Set detail up to 4096 iterations
- Fully optimized for iPad and retina display
What's New in Version 2.2
Choose from 15 different color palettes; dithering for smoother gradients.
Best fractal app I can find
This is the best fractal app I've found. I've tried many others, but none of them were even close to the quality of Fractile Plus (apps like iFractals). The only things I dislike are the loss of detail in some areas as you zoom in, the limited color choices, the limit to how far you can zoom in (about 14E12 times), and how it sometimes doesn't finish loading the image when you're zoomed in really far...like it forgets to or something. And how it doesn't always load the Julia sets correctly (on some of them when you zoom in a little, parts of it turn into weird blotches of color...looks pretty, but it's a little annoying). Other than that, I love it. What I'd really love to see in future updates is a higher magnification capability, the option to customize the colors (in addition to the color templates it already has), greater detail, and the addition of other fractal graphs (namely, the "burning ship"). And, of course, the correction of the minor glitches. Over all, great app. Definitely worth getting.
Ok but would like to see more features
I'm an iPad 3 owner, so I don't have the issues some of the iPhone owners are complaining about. Like slow loading, etc.
Not an issue here. However, I would love to see a color-cycling function implemented and more color maps. (I'm a veteran of Fractint which came out in the 80's and had lots more features, fractal formulas and color palettes, although with DOS or Windows 3.1, everything was command-line based and it usually took 8 to 12 hours to render a complex fractal). Would also like to see more formula sets and the ability to tweak the output via layers like in Ultra Fractal 4 and 5.
The ability to capture animating fractals to video would also be great, but I don't expect to see that in a free version, so as an in-app purchase, maybe?
Am I wrong?
To the guy giving this App a one star rating and calling it a great App. You seem confused. The location and email features you say you wish were there are explained in the instructions and why would anyone say this is such a great App and then insult the hard work of the developers with a one star rating. That is uncouth (need a dictionary)? Maybe you should contact the creators for a lesson before castigating (Try the dictionary again) them in public. They offer a method of suggestion and constructive criticism outside of the rating system, if you know how to find it. It is simple to locate. Then again...
- Category: Education
- Updated: Jan 19, 2011
- Version: 2.2
- Size: 0.4 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Georg Klein
- © 2010 Georg Klein
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), and iPod touch (5th generation).