Developer: 7twenty7 LLC
Price: $1.99 Download on the App Store
SpinArt will remind you of childhood art projects. Playing with SpinArt feels like a combination of blowing paint with a straw, tie-dying and that game (whose name I cannot remember) where you make geometric patterns by drawing with round plastic things that spin. But SpinArt is not messy, and it is not just for kids.
When I sat down to use SpinArt, the first thing I realized was that I needed to read the instructions. SpinArt isn't hard once you read the descriptions of how to the tools, how to start the spinning, and how to make it stop. The learning curve is not steep, but it definitely helps to watch a SpinArt demo video (available after the jump).
SpinArt fans have uploaded a plethora of SpinArt projects onto a SpinArt Flickr photo group as well, many of which put my juvenile creations to shame.
One request I have for developer Brian Smith is to add an undo button to SpinArt that would undo a step or two without clearing the entire canvas. That way, if a mistake is made, it does not have to ruin the piece.
The only other downside of SpinArt, besides my obvious lack of artistic ability, is that I got dizzy after watching it spin for a few minutes. A little Dramamine might help.
Some user reviews on iTunes reference a problem using SpinArt with the iPod touch. The developer’s notes say that SpinArt is compatible with iPod touch. I tested SpinArt on an iPhone so I can't comment on this possible problem. I would suggest you research this issue before buying SpinArt for the iPod touch.
SpinArt is a fun app for all ages. SpinArt will not turn you into an artist, but it will give you a way to add some color to a rainy day.