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iOrnament: draw creative geometry art

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• Users Comments: "Fantastic Artscience offering!", "Such a fun, beautiful and relaxing App.",...
• 10/10 stars on
• Third place in Best App Ever Awards
• Global 4.75 stars average rating based on more than 900 ratings

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iOrnament combines art and science, creativity and education, math and fun. With iOrnament everyone can be an artist. You draw strokes and iOrnament repeats them according to rules of symmetry. You will create fascinating ornaments and intricate designs. Fun and challenge from ages 3 to 103. Interactive pop-up tutorial and many drawing tips included!

iOrnament is an app that is designed for drawing ornamental designs that are both artistically and mathematically fascinating. You draw simple strokes and the app repeats them over and over according to the rules of the 17 crystallographic wallpaper groups. By this, fantastic symmetric patterns are created. Kaleidoscope like pictures, tilings, complicated knots and artistic pavements are right at your fingertips. In addition iOrnament contains an interactive pop-up book that explains mathematical backgrounds on the theory of wallpaper groups and a sampler of classical ornaments from ancient cultures.

The design of iOrnament is based on extensive experience in interactive science exhibitions. Children of all ages love it as well as scientifically or artistically interested adults.

Features include:

• full support of all 17 wallpaper groups
• artistic rainbow color palette and pens
• glow pen to add highlights
• English and German language support
• export to photos, e-mail and facebook
• saving, loading and recovering
• extensive collection of tips for usage
• preview of symmetries and fundamental cells
• animated drawing process
• change symmetry type on the fly
• scroll, zoom and rotate
• unlimited undo/redo
• full featured iPhone 5 and iPad versions
• supports Retina Display
• interactive tutorial on math backgrounds
• sampler of classical ornaments
• based on mathematical theory
• supports rosette symmetries
• integration of ornament world exhibition

Via In-App Purchase
• 3D ornaments on spheres
• Escheresque color symmetries
• Layers and Brushes

Further information, example galleries and demo videos at

What's New in Version 1.5.2

Small fixes and improvements in button logics
and color selection.


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Customer Reviews


One of the most inspiring apps I've ever seen. Awesome! Can't out it down. This makes it ridiculously easy to create dazzling designs.

My one complaint - no way to save more than a few designs for re-loading, and if you go to "save and load and it's full, and you try to click on something to make space, you lose your design. Please let me save more images!

Feature requests
- ability to change symmetry within same drawing (maybe on different layers?)
- mode for drawing perfectly straight lines

A total joy to use

It took a short amount of time to understand details of the interface and choices. I'd recommend just working through the various pages that come up when you touch the tip button, try what that tips explains for a couple of minutes and it's amazing how much better you can get at refining a piece. This is the most addicting art/drawing app I've ever had and I feel like I've barely touched the surface of what I can do with it.

Everyone becomes a creative artist with this!

This enables everyone to draw beautiful designs! There's also a huge opportunity that teachers should seize to train students about geometry, although my main interest is in the creativity this allows everyone to express with simple strokes. It creates beautiful pictures that can be used for artwork, including cards and posters.

iOrnament: draw creative geometry art
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $0.99
  • Category: Education
  • Updated: Feb 17, 2014
  • Version: 1.5.2
  • Size: 61.2 MB
  • Languages: English, German
  • Seller: Juergen Richter-Gebert

Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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