A waste of technology!? We would prefer to think of Azuki Wave as our ultimate physics simulation app.Do you know how the sound effect for ocean waves used in television and cinema is created? In Japan, the traditional method is to use azuki beans and a bamboo basket called zaru. The sound of azuki beans gently rolling around in a zaru basket is just like the sound of ocean waves.Azuki Wave is an app that reproduces the movement and sound of azuki in a zaru on your iPhone or iPad. Our original physics engine, called Azuki Simulator, faithfully computes the movement of each individual azuki bean. Along with it, we also developed our Azuki Synthesizer to generate sound that is synchronized with the movement of the azuki. Some might consider it futile to aim for such a high level of realism, but the fact is that this app provides a strangely nice feeling to everyone trying it. Simply rolling the azuki around, touching them, listening to the ocean sounds they create somehow allows you to calm down and has a soothing, refreshing effect.Try Azuki Wave when you can't stand the heat outside, when you really feel like going to the sea but can't, or when you want to take your mind off some irritating thing.* Not compatible with iPhone 3G, 2nd Generation iPod Touch and older devices.Main Features:- Realistic azuki bean movement powered by the Azuki Simulator, our original physics engine.- Powerful Azuki Synthesizer which generates ocean waves sounds from the sampled sound of a single azuki bean.- Smooth computer animation depicting high grade Japan-grown azuki beans.- Supports device inclination and multi-touch interaction.- Adjustable amount of azuki beans (3 discrete levels).- Allows simultaneous background music playback.*No azukis were harmed in the making of this app (they were however eaten by the staff after being used for sampling).
What's new in version 1.0
ReleaseAugust 5, 2011
Date AddedAugust 5, 2011
Additional RequirementsCompatible with iPod Touch (3rd generation or later, iPhone 3Gs, iPhone 4, iPad. iTunes account required.