Wolverton Apps has announced the release of their “SkyWriting” app on the new Mac app store. “SkyWriting” is an app that lets users simulate writing with smoke in the sky over various backgrounds such as well known city skylines, palm tree lined beaches, and famous landmarks. The smoke then realistically drifts away in real time, in some cases staying behind the foreground features of the image (such as buildings) so as to appear as real-life skywriting.
“SkyWriting” has been popular on the iPad platform, being featured by Apple in their “New & Noteworthy” section during the month of July 2010 and at one time holding the #11 spot in entertainment iPad apps in the United States. Recent updates have added features allowing users to use their own pictures as backgrounds, to slow or speed up the wafting of the smoke, or save a snapshot to send to friends via email.
In addition to the features of the iPad and iPhone versions, such as colored smoke, the Mac version brings a new feature called “sky typing”, where the user can type on the keyboard and the letters will be drawn as drifting smoke on the screen in real time. The physics and look of the sky writing smoke are the work of Hollywood visual effects artist Jeff Wolverton, who has worked as a digital FX artist in over 20 feature films. The entertainment/Graphic Design app have been downloaded by thousands of iPhone, iPad, and iPod users.
* Apple Macintosh running Mac OS 10.6.6
* 12 MB Free space
Pricing and Availability:
SkyWriting 1.0 is available through the Apple Mac App Store for $0.99 (USD) during the debut week of the Mac App Store ($1.99 normally.)