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Pi Day Sale -- Frax (iPhone) and Frax HD (iPad), 50% Off!

03-14-2014, 11:21 PM
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Pi Day Sale -- Frax (iPhone) and Frax HD (iPad), 50% Off!

Hi all,

The apps Frax and Frax HD are half-price to celebrate Pi Day, through Mar 16! Below is the link to Frax HD (iPad only). You can search the iTunes store for "Frax", which will show the iPhone version as well. The app currently has a 5 Star rating. Enjoy!


03-14-2014, 11:23 PM
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I bought Frax HD yesterday and it is an exceptionally cool app if you have any interest in fractals or even just really neat computer graphics. It is well worth the two dollars.

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03-15-2014, 06:13 AM
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I bought it yesterday too, it's great and quite relaxing exploring the effects that light and color etc have.
03-15-2014, 01:24 PM
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Sheldon, it's true that it's not a game per se, in the sense of high scores or cranky poultry, but it does seem to have found a strong connection with the puzzle-game crowd. The realtime interaction certainly feels game-like, and it allows you to create visual art in a similar way that a game like Guitar Hero allows you to "create" music.

Either way, if you try it, I truly hope you enjoy it, as much as I've enjoyed developing it!
03-15-2014, 01:44 PM
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Location: USA
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Iaps????????

Wasn't sure about this one with all the IAPS and upgrade to PRO $7, was thinking this should or go free later on....





IPHONE $1 https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id568827824?mt=8

Last edited by mrbiggles; 03-15-2014 at 04:05 PM.
03-15-2014, 02:05 PM
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The standard version has tons of features and is a great value. It is a bargain at the sale price, if the subject matter is of interest. I am not sure if I care about the advanced features the Pro version offers.

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03-15-2014, 03:35 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by slewis7 View Post
The standard version has tons of features and is a great value. It is a bargain at the sale price, if the subject matter is of interest. I am not sure if I care about the advanced features the Pro version offers.
thanks for the info



Last edited by mrbiggles; 03-15-2014 at 03:39 PM.
03-15-2014, 04:50 PM
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Mrbiggles, not sure what you mean by "all the IAPs", there is just the one for the pro upgrade.

This app is incredible. I may very well be tempted to do the pro upgrade at some point.
03-15-2014, 05:45 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mrbiggles View Post
Wasn't sure about this one with all the IAPS and upgrade to PRO $7, was thinking this should or go free later on....





IPHONE $1 https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id568827824?mt=8
I didn't even know there were iaps.
03-15-2014, 06:20 PM
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Originally Posted by CzechCongo View Post
Mrbiggles, not sure what you mean by "all the IAPs", there is just the one for the pro upgrade.

This app is incredible. I may very well be tempted to do the pro upgrade at some point.
There are basically two IAP's in Frax. The first is for the "Pro" upgrade, which gives precise control over all aspects of the fractals, plus a wide variety of new options and tools. A video is embedded in the app that illustrates some of the Pro features, and you can decide for yourself if it's worth it.

The second are for "Cloud Credits". Local renders on the device at native Retina resolution are always free and unlimited, but since iDevices aren't quite supercomputers yet, they can be somewhat restricted in the size and scope of the fractal images they can natively produce. (It takes the iPhone 4s about a minute to render a decent-quality 640x960 image, for instance.) Apple also prohibits apps that run too hot or drain the battery excessively. So to get around these issues, Frax maintains a fleet of servers in the Cloud that can render images up to 50 megapixels with 81x anti-aliasing, for just a few pennies each to cover the ongoing computation/storage/transfer costs. The "cloud credits" system is used for these ultra-quality renders.

A ton more information about the app, as well as some ultra-res galleries and showcases to look through, are available on the Frax website: http://fract.al/ And of course I'm happy to answer questions here too

Last edited by BenW; 03-15-2014 at 06:22 PM.