Saturday, July 3, 2010

iPad Drawing App

Proper graphics tablets like those from Wacom have pens that can detect 1000's of different levels of pressure, but the iPad offers currently offers just two levels: 100% and 0%. To get around this, makers of the Pogo stylus have hacked Apple’s private UIKit frameworks to enable the screen to detect pressure. The video below shows the test software in action.

Ten One plans to release its hack to the world for free inclusion in any software. This rests on Apple opening up the private software framework, which is a notoriously slow process. This would be pretty awesome, and would add a lot of finesse to drawing and painting apps likeBrushes, available for $8 from the Apple iTunes Apps Store.

Brushes is a popular painting application designed from scratch for the iPhone and iPod touch. Paintings produced with Brushes have appeared on the cover of The New Yorker on numerous occasions. It has now been redesigned to take full advantage of the larger screen offered by the iPad. Featuring an advanced color picker, high quality brushes, layers, extreme zooming, and a simple yet deep interface, it is a powerful tool for creating original artwork on your mobile device.

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