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Posted By Peter Bentley

I've now written a second iphone application, this time to publicize the US version of the Undercover Scientist book, which is called Why Sh*t Happens. The program is called "iSmash" - it allows you to choose your own images and then "smash" them, with appropriate sound effects.

For those interested in how it was created here's a few gory details: The image of the glass is made from four photos of a real piece of glass that I smashed (carefully) with a hammer. Depending on the angle of the device, different images are merged together to give the impression that the light is changing. Underneath the photos are four partially translucent patterns of shaded glass which are also merged together differently depending on the angle. Underneath that, your five images are randomly shown.

Note that this is a simulation of a smashed image - there is absolutely nothing wrong with your device and pressing the "Home" button will quit the application as normal. If you have any problems with the program then leave a message on this page and I'll try and leave a reply here in a few days. I'll do a YouTube video for the app soon. iSmash is now available on Cydia, hosted by bigboss so anyone with a jalibroken iPod Touch or iPhone can enjoy the app.

If you like the application, please do check out the book by touching the screen during the countdown - you should enjoy it too!

the webpage for the application is here: tml

Enjoy iSmash!

5 Comment(s):
Tiko said...
Oh, I didn't know I had to have the accelerometer for the application to work. My accelerometer hasn't been working at all lately, and I do not know what is wrong with it. but thank you for the information, I really appreciate it.
March 23, 2009 21:46:52
Peter Bentley said...
Hi Tiko, If you've touched the screen and it still sits there showing the first screen that means your accelerometer is not working. Sometimes this happens after the device has gone to sleep with an app running. If you restart the device it should all work again.
March 23, 2009 09:38:04
Tiko said...
I have used this app once before, but now when i start it and touch it, there isn't a count down and it just sits and the screen adbertising the book.. Is there a way to resolve this problem? This is a nice app and well put together. thank you.
March 23, 2009 00:14:28
Peter Bentley said...
Hi Lisa, yes sorry about that - it was a temporary hosting problem with bigboss. It's been resolved now and so if you reinstall iSmash it will now run properly.
March 18, 2009 11:20:57
Lisa said...
Crashes on startup for me, does not even open. On 2.2.1 2g iPhone, so it may not work for this??
March 18, 2009 00:36:38
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