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  1. stargazer513

    stargazer513 Well-Known Member

    Dec 19, 2008
    link: http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=300829218&mt=8

    from the developers:

    What's new

    iBonsai 2.0 is here! Now with several new features that make the experience even better. Since version 1.0 we have had many requests for background music and more control in general. In version 2.0 we have added these and more without detracting from the original theme. After updating to 2.0, explore the new iBonsai preferences in your iPhone/iPod Settings, and see the new instructions page within iBonsai.

    List of Changes
    • Added auto-generated ambient music.
    • Added interactive growth shaping tool.
    • Added growth speed feature.
    • Added auto regrow feature.
    • Made the buttons on the main page simpler and more visible.

    New Feature: Ambient Music
    In keeping with the theme of procedurally generated art, we have added a music composition algorithm which automatically produces an endless supply of unique ambient music! This optional feature creates a sparse sequence of plucked strings which never repeats. The resulting soundtrack provides a subtle audio backdrop which complements iBonsai's elegant visual style.

    New Feature: Interactive Shaping Tool
    The core iBonsai experience is to enjoy its automatic random growing process. However, for those that wish to have more control, we have added a shaping tool to guide the trees' growth patterns. Simply touch and hold your finger on the screen for a short time to make the shaping tool appear. This tool exerts an outward force on all growing branches, pushing them away from your finger. Let go at any time to resume the normal growing process.

    New Feature: Growth speed
    You now have the option of adjusting the tree's growth speed. Set it slow to enjoy a relaxed, meditative experience. Or set it fast to see a variety of trees more quickly.

    New Feature: Auto Regrow
    With this hands-free loop feature enabled, iBonsai continually grows new trees. Plug into your dock and let iBonsai paint trees for you all day long!
  2. Herp

    Herp Well-Known Member

    Oct 22, 2008
    Coram, New York
    Yeah, It's pretty awesome now. :)
  3. woojaekeem

    woojaekeem Well-Known Member

    Jan 3, 2009
    Washington D.C. The 703!
    Glad I got this one free..not something i'd pay for but very interesting to play with once every couple of hours
  4. Wegmans

    Wegmans Well-Known Member

    Oct 31, 2008
    MD, USA
    yeah i got it free too... it might be worth it if you paid for it... if you like games like Koi Pond that are more subjective...

    update is kinda fun! I downloaded it last night, but forgot until i saw your post! thanks!
  5. glad i saw this post

    got it when it was free

    gonna stare blindly at it later to relax myself ^_^V
  6. stargazer513

    stargazer513 Well-Known Member

    Dec 19, 2008
    yes music in update is awesome
    i dunt use gravity and regrowth
    but i luv the 'press and hold' to activate circle thingy that bonsai grow away from, i mean the whole point of growing a bonsai is to shape its growth, with this and putting growth on slow, i can make my bonsai into weird shapes xD:rolleyes:
  7. coconutbowling

    coconutbowling Well-Known Member

    Dec 8, 2008
    I love the update. It is cool to use my creations as wallpaper.:)

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