My thanks to FlipBook for sponsoring this week’s DF RSS feed. FlipBook is a very cool animation app — yes, that’s right, animation — for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Draw with your finger, then use onion skinning and layers to create new frames. Very ambitious concept for the iPhone, and developer Josh Anon has devised some very clever UI ideas to make it work. My favorite is a single-finger tap-and-hold gesture that brings up a five item contextual toolbar.

You can share your animations on the FlipBook.tv web site, and you can browse the flipbooks created by others. Here’s my favorite. The full version of FlipBook costs $10, but FlipBook Lite is free, to let you get a feel for it before buying the full version.

Saturday, 18 October 2008