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Ions puts users in full control of 20,000 light particles to create amazing patterns in real time.

What's New

Saving works again! Added workaround for iOS bug that caused saving a layout to crash Ions.

App Description

Ions was selected by Apple as a New and Noteworthy app in February and was the #1 Entertainment app for nearly a week! Ions was then selected as a Staff Favorite in March!

Control up to 20,000 particles of light! Ions is an addictive virtual sandbox where you can create dazzling patterns in realtime. Ions runs at 60 fps and really shows off the power of the iPad. There are infinite creative possibilities with Ions - you won't be able to put it down!

Use your fingers to either paint with ions or interact with them. Place emitters to control where new ions are created and their initial speeds and directions. Then use fields to either attract or repel ions, altering their velocities.

Accelerometer support allows the ions to respond to gravity. You also have five different looks to choose from; each one completely changes the appearance of the ions. Additionally, you can save and load your favorite layouts at any time.

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App Changes

July 04, 2011 Price Decrease: $0.99 -> FREE!
May 23, 2011 New version 1.1.1
January 17, 2011 Initial Release