jonau : Thursday June 2, 2011
This is the text of the press release going out on the newswires this evening
Since 2009, the infamous Wobble App for iOS has been installed on over 1.1 million iPhones and iPod touches. It’s now launching some extra features and a brand new HD version for the iPad. Apple has just approved the new Wobble HD and Google has also given the green light for the Android version.
Currently available for download at Apple’s iTunes Appstore, and the Android Marketplace, this software, developed by Australia’s Silicon Spark pty ltd, a private company based in South East Queensland, provides users the ability to animate any given part of a photo on the iPhone, iPod touch or iPad into realistic 3D animations driven by the actual movement of the device.
“Back in 2008, Apple declined a similar software known as iBoobs on the grounds that it was indecent because that application seemed to be geared toward a particular part of a woman’s anatomy,” explains Silicon Spark’s Jon Atherton, but with over a million views of their YouTube demo video, there appeared to be a huge demand for wobbling boobs on the iPhone or iPod touch.
Whereas iBoobs was developed with seemingly limited scope, the Wobble applications allow users to apply “wobbles” to any part of any photo be it breasts, arms, legs etc. It’s completely up to the user to determine what they choose to animate, and no images are included in the download.
For only $1.99 (USD) iPhone or iPod touch owners can purchase and download the Wobble application via the iTunes Appstore and a demo is available athttp://chillifresh.com/wobble/ or
After opening the Wobble application the user can select a photo to animate and position the round Wobble region overlays onto the photo. Then the fun begins. Shaking the unit up and down, side to side, or even in a circular path will cause anything in the chosen region to move as if it was really reacting to the movement (let your imagination run a little bit
here, and you can see the advantages, and all for a couple of bucks).
Wobble will work on photos either taken by the user, or saved from the Internet as well as those received via email.
“With over 1,100,000 copies sold in the last 2 years, Wobble has been a huge hit. Due to popular demand we’ve created a version for Android users which is available now. Also a new HD version, once you’ve seen Wobble HD on the iPad you’ll truly understand why the iPad is such a magical device!” adds Atherton.
To encourage users to spread the word, it will soon be possible to share Wobbles with friends via SMS, magically including the animated parts of a photo (again it could be a shaking leg or a wobbling – well you get the picture)
The developers are planning a number of new features in coming weeks which will be released as a free upgrade, including 3D without glasses, and an Augmented Reality video version, these features add to an already impressive array: Auto Wobble – Hands Free Kit, Blow to Wobble, Multitouch Wobble and 3D using red blue glasses!
The Northern Hemisphere is heading into summer, which means there will be plenty of things to Wobble! After a long summer of exhaustive Beta testing on the Gold Coast of Australia the developers are convinced that new buyers of the Wobble App will find Wobble just as entertaining as the first million happy users!
Silicon Spark pty ltd is a small private Australian company based in South East Queensland. Silicon Spark was established in late 2008 to build iOS and Android applications. The smart phone platforms enable small developers to take advantage of the massive software sales infrastructure built by Apple. Silicon Spark is comprised of a small number of staff and is forecast to have sales in excess of two million USD for calendar year 2011.