Finger Painting App Covers The New Yorker


Another means for expressing your inner creative has been gaining quite a bit of buzz. The cover of the June 1 issue of the New Yorker magazine was created by the iPhone app artist Jorge Colombo, using Brushes. Developed by Steve Sprang, it is a natural media painting application designed from scratch for the iPhone and iPod touch. Featuring an advanced color picker, several realistic brushes, extreme zooming, and a simple yet deep interface, it is a powerful tool for creating original artwork on your mobile device.  A key feature is that Brushes allows you to choose any color (including transparency) using the hue/saturation color wheel. With virtually unlimited undo and redo you never need to worry about making a mistake or backing up too far.

A story that appeared at MocoNews, quoted from a New York Times Bits blog post, where Sprang noted the spike in downloads of his app shortly after the New Yorker cover appeared –in one day, 2,700 copies sold at $4.99 each.

“That’s even bigger than when Apple featured the application on iTunes,” Sprang said. After Apple’s cut, Sprang earned $9431 for his Monday sales. The app usually sells 60-70 copies a day, and has sold some 40,000 copies to date.

Colombo will be creating a new “finger painting” every week for the View it here.

The Brushes app give you the opportunity to be creative wherever you happen to be inspired.  That’s definitely a good thing.


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