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!!!
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
Our 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.
- Rotate 360°
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, AnimatedKnots3D.com!
The Animated Knots 3D team
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!
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.