Thanks to the Amazon Free App of the Day promotion on the Amazon Appstore for Android, Knots 3D is not only the #1 downloaded reference app, it is also the #1 downloaded free app overall! We are very excited about the attention this promotion is giving Knots 3D. The many 4 and 5 star reviews the app has generated are very encouraging and certainly motivate us to keep adding knots and making the app better and better! Thank you all who have taken the time to leave positive, constructive feedback.
Best Sellers in Appstore for Android: #1 Free App Overall (7/18/2012)
Best Sellers in Reference Apps: #1 Free App Reference Category (7/18/2012)
Knots 3D has been accepted by Barnes and Noble for inclusion in their NOOK app store and has also been approved for installation on the popular NOOK Color and NOOK Tablet! It is currently the only Knot reference app available for NOOK devices.
The NOOK App Store link: Knots 3D
Knots 3D v2.3 for Android and iOS
(Released Feb 3rd, 2012)
New in this release:
- Super cool knot interaction via multi-touch gestures.
- Pinch-zoom-rotate knots using two-finger touch
- Swipe over knot in drawing mode to advance or rewind knot drawing
- Swipe over knot in 360 mode to spin knot clockwise or counter-clockwise
- Graphics refinements
- Minor bug fixes
Knots 3D has been accepted by Amazon for inclusion in their app store and has also been approved for installation on their popular Kindle Fire. Knots 3D has already received several 5 star reviews and has been ranked as high as #6 in the Reference category!
The Amazon App Store link: Knots 3D
This release was focused on adding more content; Specifically more knots in the Boating and Fishing categories.
In all, there are 15 new 3D knot animations:
- Albright Special
- Anchor Hitch
- Blood Knot
- Buntline Hitch
- Clinch Knot (Improved)
- Constrictor Knot
- Lanyard Hitch
- Perfection Loop
- Rolling Hitch
- Round Turn & Two Half Hitches
- Running Bowline
- Surgeon’s Loop
- Trilene Knot
- Uni Knot
- Uni-to-Uni Knot
As always, we hope you enjoy our unique knot app. Please let us know what knots you would like to see added and we will see what we can do to include them in Knots 3D!!!
Included in the new release:
- More Animated Knots! (Figure 8 Bend, Ashley’s Bend, Zeppelin Bend, more… )
- Improved Scoring System with Leader Boards and Achievements
- Integration with OpenFeint and Game Center
- New Navigation
- Multi-color Knots
Knot Quiz is a fun application designed to test your knot knowledge and ropecraft! So you think you know your bights from your bends, your loops from your hitches? Give the free app a try and see how well you know 15 basic knots. When you are ready, purchase add-on packs that add more advanced knots to the fray!
The knots are tied “loosely” in each image so you can see better how to tie them. Version 1.1 adds animated knots showing you the ins and outs, overs and arounds, and up and throughs! A hint button lets you know what the knot is used for and what other names it is known by.
Basic Knots include:
* Overhand Knot
* Figure 8
* Surgeon’s Knot
* Stevedore’s Knot
* Fisherman’s Knot
* Granny Knot
* Bow Knot
* Lariat Loop
* Larks Head Hitch
* Cats Paw
* Running Knot (Slip Knot)
* Square Knot (Reef Knot)
* Figure 8 Bend
* Grief Knot
* Zeppelin Bend
The Knot Expansion Pack
(In-App Purchase) adds 20 more useful knots used in First-Aid, Pioneering, Sailing, Fishing, and Climbing.
* Double Sheet Bend
* Sheet Bend
* Two Half Hitches
* Clove Hitch
* Fisherman’s Eye
* Taut Line Hitch
* Carrick Bend
* Figure 8 Loop
* Double Overhand
* Timber Hitch
* Water Knot
* Loop Knot
* Bowline on a Bight
* Hitching Tie
* Tiller’s Hitch
* Ashley’s Bend
* Thief Knot
* Jug Knot (Spanish Hackamore)
Since the 1.2 update, Knot Quiz has been moving up the What’s Hot list under the Games>Trivia category. It debuted at #13 and has climbed as high as #5 (on May 27th and 31st) and is now listed on the front Trivia page on the iTunes store!
What’s Hot Games>Trivia #5 (5/27/2011)
What’s Hot Games>Trivia #5 (5/31/2011)
Knot Quiz 1.1 has been approved by Apple and is now available on the iTunes App Store.
New in Knot Quiz 1.1
- Version 1.1 adds animation to many of the knots showing you the ins and outs, overs and arounds, and up and throughs!
- Animated Knots: Sheet Bend
- Title bar for aesthetics when Ad is not displayed
- Ads only served once on load instead of every time a page is load/switched
- Correct/incorrect status icons on buttons changed for usability. Color-blind people could not see the status change.