We got a proof once again for the creative minds of Apple’s app developers. Levity Novelty LLC has launched a new Invisibility app that can make your iPad 2 screen go invisible by displaying the background on which the device is laid. It gives a feel of the iPad’s screen being completely transparent. Wow! magic. No illusion! A number of things sprung when I first watched the app work.
How to make the screen invisible?
You may have noticed, a few people might be trying hard for many hours to grab a photograph of their computer screen which displays a wallpaper that look exactly like the background on which it stands, just to spoof it to look like it’s transparent. Trying that may kill lot of your time. But with the invisible app on your iPad it’s happens within a matter of seconds. You may need a patterned surface like a designed Table top or decorated floor, as plain surfaces might not be bring you a better effect.
- Launch the Invisibility app
- Take a picture of the patterned surface
- Place the iPad on the surface you just photographed
- Now gently rub the screen of the iPad
- Slowly rotate the iPad, now you might be thrilled to see the surface isn’t moving, which is not the iPad would actually do.
- Lift one corner of the iPad and swing it, still you got the surface fixed but allows you to view more of it.
- Swing one end of the iPad higher, the more of the surface is visible making it look like you just hold the frame of the iPad and view through it!
You may be surprised to see that you wipe out the wallpaper and app icons that you usually see on your home screen and reveal the patterned surface. Wait! the surprise isn’t over yet.
Watch the video to experience it!
What’s behind the Invisibility app?
In order to make the invisibility work, Dr.David Levitt of Levity Novelty has created a new technology called the Pantomime, which is still awaiting pattern approval. This technology achieves illusion by the combination of 3D information in real-time with software models of the size, shape and other dimensions of an iPad including the location and direction of the edges of the screen. All these data are obtained with the help of iPad’s features like 3D gyroscope which sends information about the direction of the iPad and the HD rear camera which snaps a life size image of the background.
This new exciting app may not be necessarily funny to fool your friends, but can be used to create amazing illusions and virtual reality models that can amaze the world. To help us improve our creativity the app creators have also included a table top gallery, animated virtual world to understand physics like momentum and friction.