Today, Taptanium, the company behind apps such as Haze and Thunderspace, has released Windy, a meticulously designed universal relaxation app that utilizes stereoscopic 3D audio and six-axis parallax controls to immerse you into an entirely new world.
Wanting to build another relaxation app, Franz Bruckhoff, founder of Taptanium, took a bit of inspiration from some wind-implementation he put into later iterations of Thunderspace and decided to build an entirely new relaxation app built specifically around the sound of wind.
For the creation of Windy, Taptanium collaborated with Emmy-award–winning sound recordist Gordon Hempton, environmental illustrator Marie Beschorner, award-winning Hollywood composer David Bawiec, and story artist Vira Haglund to bring to life an app unlike any other, with each artist playing their own roll.
While writing this, I kept trying to come up with words to describe Windy, doing my best to conglomerate some group of apps that already exist, but honestly, I don’t think there’s a comparison. The best analogy I’ve come up with so far is that Windy is what a pop-up book would look like in the digital age, if you were to combine it with IMAX audio.
The amount of work that went into the creation of this app is nothing short of mind-blowing and following up this initial announcement of Windy, I’ll have a full out behind the scenes look at what went into the creation of Windy going live within the coming week.
In the meantime, give the gorgeous teaser video a watch, enjoy the photos taken by yours truly, and go give Windy a download. Coming in at $2.99 in the App Store, this universal app is worth every cent whether you use it for true relaxation or just want to play around with the parallax as a novelty.
Once you’ve downloaded it on your iOS device, pop in your headphones, press play, and be prepared to waste your life away in the most relaxing way possible.