Magic Window for the iPad

Posted by Jeff Scott on May 12th, 2010
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Let's face it, if you have an iPad it's going to spend at least 20-30 minutes unused and sitting in the dock every day. Looking for something to show it off when you aren't using it? Let's take a quick look at one good option, Magic Window.

Ever wanted a magic time traveling, location traveling, controllable window? Lucky for you, Magic Window is now available. Magic Window allows you to set your iPad in a stand or prop it up, and have your choice of views magically appear like your iPad was a window. Choose your view, mountains, sunsets, ocean, or even a fireplace.

Once you have your view loaded, set back and enjoy. The views aren't static though, they change as though you were watching through the window in real time. All very realistic, cross-faded time lapse photography. You can also interact with the view by changing how fast they progress through time, and even swipe quickly left or right to travel through time.

There are currently 10 views available in this $4.99 app with more being added soon. There will be both new free window views and others available through in-app purchase.

iPhone Companion - Coming soon, the developers will be delivering an iPhone app that allows you to record your own window views and import them into the app. Visiting the mountains? Well your iPhone probably won't have any reception - so you might as well prop it in a window and record the sunset on the mountainside. You will then be able to import it into the Magic Window and see it again and again, anytime you want.

This app isn't something that I would ever have imagined when the iPad was announced - but it's a very creative use of the hardware and very well done.

Want your own Magic Window? The app is available now for $4.99 in the App Store. And we've got 1 copy to give away. If you want to win this iPad app, leave a comment below with what view you'd like to see in your Magic Window. We'll pick a random winner in a few days.