Apps do everything these days – and they make great gifts! Let’s check out some great iOS apps for art, music, learning, & more.
Procreate is the most powerful sketching, painting and illustration app ever designed for a mobile device. This complete artist’s toolbox helps you create beautiful sketches, inspiring paintings, and stunning illustrations anywhere you are. Procreate features ground-breaking canvas resolution, 128 incredible brushes, advanced layer system and is powered by Silica: the fastest 64-bit painting engine on iOS.
Asketch is a unique and versatile sketch pad that fits in your pocket. It allows creativity on the go, anytime, anywhere. Its deliberate simplicity makes it perfect for beginners who want to learn to draw; equally, advanced artists will find a wonderful buttery, tonal canvas for their life studies, cartoons, abstracts, landscapes and other subjects. The app is engineered to deliver rapid, but powerful image capture, facilitated by a great transform function that allows you to pick up the drawing, resize it and move it around the canvas, and a amazing zoom that lets you draw in minute detail.
Design an arpeggio pattern with various knobs and buttons, then move up-and-down the matrix to set its speed, or left-and-right to set its pitch. Tilt the device to control volume and pitchbend, or shake for vibrato. Also, with the Pro Upgrade In-App Purchase, Arpeggionome for iPhone can be used to control other iOS music apps, external gear, and computer software like never before.
Quincy is a most unique music composition tool. Its modular approach to interpretation of cellular automata renders Life worlds in styles ranging from Balinese Gamelan music to that of Stockhausen. Auto-generated on-device, interactive music that sounds authentic and goes far beyond the mere triggering of note events or squeeky sine waves. Compositions in Quincy are visually and musically spellbinding and wonderfully strange.
Learning to code? You’ve come to the right place! This award-winning app lets you make your own games and publish them instantly for anyone to play! Use our super easy-to-follow videos to make games like Angry Birds, create pixel art, or build something brand new.
Lightbot is a programming puzzle game- a game whose game mechanics require using programming logic to solve levels. Simply guiding a robot to light up tiles and solve levels using commands, Lightbot cultivates a real understanding of procedures, loops, and conditionals. Educators around the world are choosing to use Lightbot first when introducing their students to programming, coding and Computer Science.
Plus – more great apps from Adafruit Indiustries!
Complete real circuits & unlock a working electronic instrument! Mho is a resistor who needs your help. Set Mho’s color bands to the correct value and prevent the Blue Smoke Monster from running rampant across Circuit Playground! Go head to head with a friend in Versus mode to see who can complete the most values before time runs out!
Circuit Playground simplifies electronics reference & calculation so you can have more fun hacking, making, & building your projects.
- Calculate component values for Op Amp, 555, RC Filter, & Resistor Divider circuits
- Decipher resistor & capacitor codes with ease
- Calculate power, resistance, current, and voltage with Ohm’s Law & Power Calculators
- Quickly convert between decimal, hexadecimal, binary or ASCII characters
- and much more!
- Send iOS sensor & GPS data wirelessly over Bluetooth LE
- Control Pad for simple directional control of your projects
- Control Arduino Digital, Analog, & PWM pin input & output
- Send & receive messages via UART monitor in Hex or ASCII format
- Scan & list nearby Bluetooth LE peripherals with RSSI and Advertisement data
- Connect & List peripheral Services & Characteristics in Info mode
- Update your Bluefruit device to the latest firmware version from within the app
- Use Apple Watch to control Bluefruit with Color Picker & Control Pad
We’re excited for the Holiday Season here at Adafruit, and we can’t wait to share that excitement with you! Stay tuned into the blog where you will find new, handpicked gift guides five days a week from November 9th through December 24th, 2015 alongside holiday themed tutorials and builds!
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- Adafruit Perma-Proto Half-sized Breadboard PCB – Single for order $99 or more
- Adafruit Trinket – Mini Microcontroller – 5V Logic for orders $149 or more
- Adafruit Pro Trinket – 5V 16MHz for order $249 or more
Adafruit Holiday Deadlines 2015
Here are your 2015 shipping deadlines for ordering from Adafruit. Please review our shipping section if you have specific questions on how and where we ship worldwide for this holiday season.
The Adafruit Shipping Department works hard to get your orders out as quickly as we can, but once they’re in the hands of our carriers they’re out of our control.
Carriers have been struggling to keep up with the sharp rise in online orders. UPS, FedEX, and USPS all experienced delivery delays over the last few years.
So all the Adafruit Shippers say: Please be sure you get your gifts early! Order as soon as you can! Once you place your order we’ll ship like the wind!
UPS ground (USA orders): Place orders by Friday 11am ET – December 11, 2015 – There is no guarantee that UPS Ground packages will arrive by December 24.
UPS 3-day (USA orders): Place orders by Thursday 11am ET – December 17, 2015 – Arrive by 12/24/2015.
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UPS overnight (USA orders): Place orders by Monday 11am ET – December 21, 2015 – Arrive by 12/24/2015.
Please note: We do not offer Saturday or Sunday service for UPS or USPS.
Friday, Dec. 25, 2015, Christmas, no UPS pickup or delivery service.
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USPS First class mail international (International orders)): Place orders by Friday – November 20, 2015. Can take up to 30 days or more with worldwide delays and customs. Should arrive by 12/25/2015 or sooner, but not a trackable service and cannot be guaranteed to arrive by 12/24/2015.
USPS Express mail international(International orders): Place orders by Friday – December 5, 2015. Can take up to 15 days or more with worldwide delays and customs. Should arrive by 12/24/2014 or sooner.
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