Smule, a developer of interactive sonic applications for the iPhone, has introduced its first product, the Sonic Lighter, now available through Apple iTunes’ App Store for US$0.99.
The Sonic Lighter offers:
• Multi-touch and tilt input to ignite and/or manage flames
• Sonic Modem (via speaker and microphone) to ignite adjacent Sonic Lighters
• Breath and wind input (modeled over microphone) to extinguish flames
• Global flame map indicates where you and others have created light
“I personally don’t believe that it’s really an iPhone — it looks, sounds, and feels like an actual flame to me,” said Dr. Ge Wang, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer for Smule, in the press release. “I’ve found the flame map to be quite useful, especially at night.”
Smule’s Sonic Lighter:
More info here.
Stay tuned for the
summer intern, er… App Store Evaluation Team at Apple to pull it from the App Store based upon random whim, er… complex algorithms that, without fail, correctly determine uniqueness, worthiness, and appropriateness (tip calculators excluded, of course; you can never have enough tip calculators).