Monday, November 29, 2010

Particle Storm 1.6.0

Particle Storm was updated last month with a new setting for random colors. Thanks to for their screenshot and youtube demo video:

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Tax Receipt

Calculate your tax receipt from the US Federal Government based on your income. Find out where your tax dollars are being spent: defense, Social Security, science, health, etc. The app is completely free - search Android Market for "Tax Receipt" by EYMW Soft.

Inspired by the Third Way's report "A Taxpayer Receipt." Numbers differ because this program is more careful about FICA/Medicare accounting. The original can be accessed from this NPR story.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Particle Storm v1.5.2

v1.5.2: Massive speed and battery optimization.

Download by searching Android Market for "Particle Storm" or "com.eymwsoft"

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Particle Storm v1.4.3

v1.4.3: Tried to fix landscape mode. Please comment if fixed.
v1.4: Option to turn off blossom start

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Particle Storm Live Wallpaper v1.3

Particle Storm has been updated! See the earlier post for full details of this Live Wallpaper for your Android, or see the video below for a demo on the HTC Evo 4G.

Version 1.3: Runs much faster and smoother on all phones.

Version 1.2.2: Tune particle count settings for framerate and choose your colors. More responsive to touch. Fixed scrolled home colors (thanks to Ad James for many great suggestions)!

Click or access the QRCode below on your favorite Android phone to download the Particle Storm live wallpaper now:


Thursday, July 8, 2010

Particle Storm Live Wallpaper

This Live Wallpaper app intended to demonstrate the power and flexibility of OpenGL on newer Android phones like the HTC EVO 4G, Nexus One and Droid X. Glowing particles swirl around the local magnetic field, drop due to gravity and respond to your touch. The wallpaper is rendered in OpenGL ES for maximum 3D effect.

You can choose primary and secondary colors of the particles, and the color mix of the particles can change as you slide through your home screens.

The program defaults to a moderate number of particles. If your phone can handle it (EVO 4G, Droid X, etc.) I'd recommend cranking it up in the settings. Likewise if you're experiencing framerate issues try toning down the number of particles.

For the physics nerds out there, the particles simulate charged electrons spiraling along the local magnetic field as sampled by the compass inside advanced Android phones. Accelerometer information is also incorporated to allow the particles to fall towards the ground regardless of the orientation of the phone.

No ads or any payment required - my goal in publishing this app is simply to get the maximum number of people enjoying a great technical demo I wrote for myself.

Click or access the QRCode below on your favorite Android phone to download the Particle Storm live wallpaper now: