Oovium makes my geek heart flutter.
- Anne Wind
This app is a thing of beauty.
- W Smith Jr
Wow I love this
22nd century calculating
- bill knighton
This will become Hari Seldon’s Prime Radiant some day.
- nicked off
Oovium is not an attempt to rehash old outdated inventions, but it subsumes much of their functionality. The calculator, spreadsheet, concept map, programming language: Oovium is all of them and it's none of them.
Oovium is the first (but certainly not the last) of an entirely new class of app, the calculation sandbox. It has been made possible by the invention of the touch device and Oovium's clean, efficient and tactile interface, designed for such devices, has been part of its DNA since its inception.
At its heart, Oovium aspires to make powerful, sophisticated and complex abilities (such as those currently available only to programmers) accessible to a wider audience. Oovium understands that increasing accessibility does not mean dumbing down an application by hiding complex functionality, it means making that complex functionality understandable by creating explicit visual representations for it.
The workspace of Oovium is a two-dimensional surface known as the Aether. Upon this aether a user can place Bubbles. There are currently four types of bubbles:
- InstBub is an instance of an object, usually a number, which in turn may be the result of an expression.
- MechBub allows the user to define their own functions.
- GridBub allows for a tabular arrangement of numbers and expressions similar to a spreadsheet.
- TextBub is a node that can be connected to other TextBub nodes in order to create concept maps.
These bubbles can be connected to each other in order to render sophisticated calculations in a visual (and aesthetic) way. Libraries of custom functions can be developed and included in other aethers when needed.
The concept of Oovium has six different aspects; in its current form it contains only one of these six aspects. It is a highly ambitious project with much more planned, that hopes to empower users; it hopes to change the way people think about and work with their computers; in short, it hopes to change the world! Come help drive its functionality; come help make Oovium happen!
Allows the custom functions page to scroll and fixed the sorting of aethers.
Ratings and Reviews
Oovium is ALIVE!!!
This app is great. It has use possibilities that haven't even been realized yet. I gave it 4 stars instead 5 because of where it is now as opposed to its destination. This app is in its infancy stages and between its developer and the end users, this can grow to something universally useful for everyone.
I needed to utilize support recently and the response was excellent. The developer is also invested in its success. The company is small but diligent. I have been told by the developer that a new iteration of Oovium is being worked from the ground up and taking what is possible now and expanding its possibilities even more.
Keep the faith Oovites
I love the idea of this app. I could be extremely useful and even game changing. I just wish it would work with my Logitech keyboard. I wish it had a manual or a help file or even pop up labels for its icons. I wish it had a loop structure other than recursion. I wish it had graphing and graphics capabilities. Other than that it is so compelling I can't stop playing with it.
I support alternate thinking!
Being geekish and proactive I bought this to help keep it alive. I really enjoy all of it. I was surprised when I finally got a MAC so I could see it, that I would have to buy a $30 version. Perhaps you could have a sale?
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.