Monday, July 12, 2010

Fractoid 1.3.5 released

Updated to the new version of Luke Hutchison's multitouch controller (MT Controller Google Code Page). Fixed a few bugs and added support for Froyo. I swear I am going to get back to adding new features soon!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Release 1.3.4

-Some small speed improvements
-Bug fix

Some big new features are coming soon!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Fractoid 1.3.3 released

Z(n)^2 - Z(n-1)^2 + C added

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Fractoid 1.3.2 released

-Removed Barnsley equation, combo trap algorithm, and the green, red, and yellow color schemes
-Added Camouflage, Camp fire, and bumblebee color schemes
-Added curvature estimation and stripes algorithms

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Fractoid 1.3.1

Rudy's Cubic Mandelbrot added

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Fractoid 1.3.0 released

Added the triangle inequality average algorithm. This one took awhile to get working the way I wanted, but its my favorite.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Fractoid 1.2.13 released

-Barnsley Equation added
-Reduced font size

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Fractoid 1.2.12 released

-Tweaked orbit trap algorithms
-Streamlined fractal generation code

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Fractoid 1.2.11 released

-Epsilon cross bailout algorithm improved
-Fix for a bug causing the app to force close for some users

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Release 1.2.10

-Added a combination orbit trap algorithm
-improved app stability

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Release 1.2.9

-Omega cross bailout algorithm added
-Bug fix causing crashes when app is paused and resumed

This should be the last release for awhile!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Fractoid 1.2.8 Released

-Omega cross orbit trap algorithm added
-Fixed a bug when exiting app using the back button

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Fractoid 1.2.7 Released

-Notification bar is now hidden
-Changed the way relative color mode works
-Did some major refactoring

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Fractoid 1.2.6 Released

Mini progress bar added to the UI
Refactored a bunch of code

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Fractoid 1.2.5 release

-Changing colors no longer requires full recalculation of the fractal
-You can change between absolute and relative color modes for finished fractals
-Changed up the Gaussian integer algorithms again. Now there is a "minimum distance" and an "average distance" mode.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Fractoid 1.2.4 released

-new icon
-changed the way gaussian integer algorithm works. Now there are two choices, and points within the set are rendered properly.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Fractoid 1.2.3 released

-Gaussian integer algorithm added
-Renders 2x2 pixel blocks on the 1st pass, and 1 pixel at a time on the 2nd pass

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Fractoid 1.2.2 released

-Runs 25% faster due to migrating the core calculation algorithm to native code
-Removed "Ocean Reef" color scheme and replaced it with "Orange"
-Fixed a UI bug causing inadvertent julia fractals

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Fractoid 1.2.1

Fixed a bug where you can inadvertently zoom when trying to pan immediately after pinching.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Fractoid Shout Out

Luke Hutchinson, the author of the multitouch controller that Fractoid uses, mentioned me on his blog! MT Controller blog post

Fractoid 1.2.0

-Now uses multitouch pinch to zoom
-Improved color smoothing
-Burning ship equation added

Check out some images I've generated with Fractoid: Fractal Gallery

Friday, January 29, 2010

Fractoid 1.1.5 released

-New color schemes added
-Screen stays active as long as Fractoid is visible

Fractoid is now an open source project!

Check it out at GitHub

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Fractoid 1.1.4 released

Just a quick change to the way the "share fractal" feature works.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Fractoid 1.1.3 released

New this version:

-Phoenix Set and Manowar equations added
-Twidroid integration added

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Fractoid 1.1.2 released

Changes for this version:

-Multiple color schemes: rainbow, black and white, red, green, yellow (more to come!)
-Improved color smoothing algorithm
-Moved "julia set mode" to a button on the main screen instead of a menu option

Friday, January 22, 2010

Fractoid 1.1.1 Released

Just a few changes this version

-New Equation: Z^4-Z^3-Z^2 + C
-Added a "zoom out" button
-Refactored layout code

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Fractoid 1.1.0 Released

New features:

-No more progress bar. Renders fractal real-time so user is free to interact with the UI immediately.

-Added support for multiple equations

-Cleaned up the UI a bit

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Fractoid 1.0.1 released

Did some major refactoring. Only a couple small changes to the user experience:

-Opening and closing the keyboard no longer causes app to restart
-Improved coloring algorithm for julia set fractals

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Fractoid 1.0 Released

Just published my first app to the Android Market. Its a fractal generator called Fractoid. Supports Mandelbrot and Julia Set fractals. This was really an exercise to learn the ins and outs of Android development, but I do have a bunch of ideas for improvements and additional features. Let me know what you think.

Monday, January 4, 2010

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The primary focus of this blog will be to provide information about mobile applications I have made available through the android market. I may occassionally expound about android development, or programming in general.