Knots 3D 1.2 Released, Name Changed

On December 6, 2011, in Knots, Product Announcements, by Administrator, Knots 3DKnots 3D v1.2 is now available on the app store!
(Released December 6, 2011)

Along with the new release, we have changed the name of the app and companion website, Knots 3D and respectively.

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!!!

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iPhoneClub Review: Animated Knots 3D

On September 23, 2011, in Reviews, by Administrator

The following complementary review is from the popular Dutch iPhone site iPhoneclub. Translation provided by Google.

3D Animated Knots: Knots Handbook on the iPhone

The more applications that come out, the more the iPhone is a textbook in many areas. After apps for city trips, recreational boaters and diseases that you may incur on vacation, the portable encyclopedias become more specific. There is now the Animated Knots 3D application. Which includes detailed 3D animations of 35 different knots that may be helpful for sailing, climbing, scouting and camping.

The 35 knots are divided into different categories, yet perhaps only a um, ‘nocturnal’ section missing. Furthermore, the knots are assigned to a complete list, boats, camping, climbing, decorative, first aid, fishing and scouting. The list can also be viewed by type of knot: bend, binding, hitches, loops, multi-loops, special and stoppers. For each knot is a brief description, the strength, other names for the knot and the related knots. But it is the animations that steal the show.

The moment you select a knot, you see an animation of how the knot is put together. Then you can knot to your heart’s content in every possible way. Draw to repeat the animation, you can pause at any time by again pressing the button. The 360-rotate button allows you to view it from all sides. This function also lets you pause. Mirror flips the image, and the nice thing is that function at all times of break from the Draw and 360 works. The Zoom function Finally, see the aforementioned full screen.

Perhaps an overview of the reliability of the knots could be an option, but then it is often irrelevant because different situations require different knots.

The untranslated review in Dutch can be found here: Animated Knots 3D: handboek knopen leggen op de iPhone

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Knot Quiz 2.1 Released

On September 22, 2011, in Product Announcements, by Administrator

BowlineKnot Quiz 2.1 is now available on the app store!
(Released September 22, 2011)


Included in the new release:

  • New knot animations
  • More textured and colored knots
  • Improved knot graphics

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Animated Knots 3D Released!

On September 10, 2011, in Knots, Product Announcements, by Administrator, Animated Knots 3DOur newest app, Animated Knots 3D, has just been released on the app store! The Animated Knots 3D iOS app for iPhone will give you a whole new perspective on knots! Have you ever wondered what a knot looks like from the back? Use the 360° tool to rotate the knot and see how it looks from any angle in 3D! Watch the knot draw itself and pause the animation when you need to. Use the Zoom tool to get a closer look and the Flip tool to get a different perspective.

Each knot has detailed information including tying pointers, strength and reliability, structural info, and Ashley reference numbers (ABoK) and occasionally the history behind the knot.

The knots are arranged by both Category (Boating, Climbing, Scouting, etc) and Class (Bend, Loop, Stopper, etc). If you find a knot you like or want to come back to later, add it to your Favorites list for quick reference.

3D Functions

  • Draw
  • Rotate 360°
  • Flip
  • Zoom

We will be adding more knots to the Animated Knots 3D app in the coming months. Please contact us on our support site with requests for new knots and we will see what we can do to get them added to the app. Have fun looking at knots in a whole new way!

Also, check out our new companion website,!

The Animated Knots 3D team


Mobile Development Showcase
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Knot Quiz 2.0 Announced

On June 24, 2011, in Product Announcements, by Administrator

Knot Quiz 2.0 will be released in the near future (next couple of weeks) with lots of cool new features including:

  • 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

Thanks for your support! You’ve kept Knot Quiz at the top of the What’s Hot section for the past month!

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Knot Quiz at #2 on What’s Hot

On June 11, 2011, in General, by Administrator

Knot Quiz has been on the front page of the Games>Trivia category for most of the past few weeks and hit #2 yesterday, June 9th and several other days at #3.

What’s Hot Games>Trivia #2 (6/09/2011)

What’s Hot Games>Trivia #3 (6/02/2011)

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Knot Quiz Hits #5 on What’s Hot

On May 27, 2011, in General, by Administrator

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 Trivia 2011-05-27

What’s Hot Games>Trivia #5 (5/31/2011)

What's Hot Trivia 2011-05-31


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Knot Quiz 1.2 Released

On May 17, 2011, in Product Announcements, by Administrator

Knot Quiz 1.2

New in Knot Quiz 1.2

  • High definition graphics to take advantage of Retina Display and iPad
  • Splash Screen
  • More Animated Knots (Lark’s Head, Bow Knot, Cat’s Paw)
  • Instructions
  • Removed Ads


  • Fixed TextureMemory usage

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Knot Quiz 1.1 Released

On May 9, 2011, in Product Announcements, by Administrator

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.

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Knot Quiz Listed on New & Noteworthy!

On May 3, 2011, in General, by Administrator

Our Knot Quiz app was listed on the top 20 New & Noteworthy list (or is it New and Knotworthy?) under the Education category yesterday, May 1, 2011, and is still listed today. The screenshot of the listing can be found here.

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