There are a long line of useless – but cool – apps on the iPhone. Developed by Fabien Sanglard, Fluid is probably best described as an impressive tech demo – and with well over 700,000 downloads, its a hugely popular tech demo at that.
Essentially a liquid water simulation, Fluid responds to your touch and generates ripples and little waves in response. It still has some work to be done before it truly looks photo-realistic, but its getting there. The “ripples” get a bit out of control after a few touches and there tends to be a bit too much reflection – but it still makes you say “ooooh” and “aaahhh”, if only the first time you fire it up.
A new version (1.1) is soon to be released, which will add:
- Option panel by pressing four fingers simultaneously.
- Ability to change background.
- Zen music
- Support for multi-fingers.
Fluid requires the 2.1 software update and is compatible with both the iPhone & iPod Touch.