Pocket Fractals

Make geometric patterns on your mobile

If you're the kind of person who's fascinated by geometric patterns then perhaps you should invest in a program such as Pocket Fracatals. View full description

PROS

  • Produces some amazing shapes
  • Easy to play around with

CONS

  • Gets a bit boring

Not bad
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If you're the kind of person who's fascinated by geometric patterns then perhaps you should invest in a program such as Pocket Fracatals.

The app allows you to produce the kind of shapes that aren't possible using classical Euclidian geometry. It does this by using patterns that repeat themselves at smaller scales that can be manipulated by zooming, changing gradients or physically moving them.

Although there are no instructions built into Pocket Fractals, it's pretty easy to start creating shapes thanks to a clearly-labelled interface and toolbar. You simply need to determine the colours, gradients and levels of detail by tapping the appropriate boxes.

Although it's fun for about 5 minutes, this is ultimately a program for people who are really interested in geometric patterns and mathematics, because for mere mortals it gets a little boring after a while.

If you're a geometry boffin or a psychedela fan, it's worth downloading Pocket Fractals.

Pocket Fractals is a free fractal program created by SpaceTime Mathematics, the makers of SpaceTime 3.0. Explore Mandelbrot fractals in real-time on your computer and mobile device at never before seen graphing speeds!

Fractals are a geometric patterns that repeat themselves at smaller scales to produce self-similar irregular shapes and that cannot be represented by classical Euclidian geometry. For instance, take this classic Mandelbrot set z^2+c. When you zoom in on smaller areas you will see the same basic shape repeating itself. As you explore different fractals you will discover many repeating shapes.

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