Flamelet is a very creative app for generating fractal art in a playful way. It does this by implementing the fractal-flame-algorithm, originally invented by Scott Draves, in a very versatile and efficient way.
There is literally an endless number of possibilities, and you never will have seen all.

Flamelet was designed from ground up for mobile devices, is easy to learn, but hard to master. This makes it an app, which has the potential to never become boring.

Flamelet gives you the freedom, either to create your own art from scratch, or to generate random flames and modify them.

There are numerous flame-generators included, all of them with the potential to generate endless beauty.

Speaking about art, the app can render your creations in a very decent quality, directly on the device, without any additional costs.

Unlike to those fractal-zooming/scrolling-apps, Flamelet allows you to actually create fractal art. Either from scratch or by just modifying already created art with your fingertips.
Both, a playful and an exact approach are supported: you may just drag around controls or enter exact numerical values.
Of course, many combinations of formulas are already well-known, but you can try out your own ideas or just play around to find out new combinations.

Flamelet offers a lot of features to play around with:
• create limitless combinations of functions, final transforms, transform groups, point transforms and color transforms
• make use of about 90 included transforms
• influence the tone mapping (balancing, contrast, …)
• edit the background (use single color, gradients or images)
• apply symmetry (point or axis symmetry with several options)
• adjust colors (either by adjusting or creating gradients or by using images)

While creating something from scratch can be very rewarding, just playing around with beautiful shapes can be much fun, and even be relaxing or healing.

For this kind of use, Flamelet offers a large library of flame-generators, which create an endless number of random beauty.
Additionally, there is the mutagen-module, which allows you to generate random variants ("mutations ") of a selected base flame in a very playful way.

You can easily share your flame parameters and rendered images with others from within the app.

Everything is included when you purchase and install Flamelet. There are about 50 example flames, 12 images and 9 tutorials to get you started. The only other thing you need is your creativity (and your device to render your images).
There are no ads, no artificial limits, no subscriptions, no loot-boxes, you have not to be online, …, and we do not collect any of your data! It’s just you – and your art.

Have fun ! :-)

What’s New

Version 1.20

* option to export/import/clear the flame-gallery as *zip-file. Please consult the manual for further information.

*option to hide the visual impact of a certain flame-function (which still affects other functions, but gets not rendered itself)

* some UI-improvements

*2 new random flame-generators: cross, nebula
*11 new point-transforms: circus, apocarpet, apollony, asteria, lozi, henon, holesq, plusrecip, zperlinnoise, foci, foci3D
*1 new color-transform: perlinNoise2

*fixed a bug regarding "randomness" in the perlinNoise-color-transform
*new seed-parameter in the perlinNoise-color-transform

*completely removed any Facebook-support/libraries

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Zoozyq2 ,

Just What I Was Looking For!

I’m an experienced fractal artist, but I’ve only been able to find one well-developed app for my iPad Pro; I’ve always had to work on my desk computer. (The other good app I’ve found is Frax HD Pro, a very high quality program, but it doesn’t present the user with flame fractals with which to tinker.) Since I love working with the many nuances of flame fractals I was delighted to find Flamelet. The depth and nuance possible is further heightened by the speed and efficiency with which it works on my iPad Pro. The app also presents the user with more than one means of learning to use it: built in automatic help and explanation screens (you can turn these off) which allow intuitive exploration, tutorials, and a manual. All are well done. Congratulations to the creator, Andreas Maschke—and thank you!

RandallPeek ,

Wonderful app

I have played around with fractal art for many years, and this is easily one of the best applications for working with fractals on any platform. There is massive depth to what can be created here, and it’s extremely easy to use.
While I am glad to give it a well-deserved 5-star review, there are features that I would like to see added. One thing I would love to see is Apophysis-style scripting. This would allow for animation of fractals over time. I would also like to see more control over gradients.
I really can’t recommend this highly enough. The output is amazing. If you want to explore fractals, you owe it to yourself to buy Flamelet. Side note - to explore more traditional Mandelbrot and Julia set fractals, Frax is also amazing.

CSD review ,

Wow, this app is amazing.

I have been creating flame fractal art on my computer using an application called JWildfire, which is my favorite app for my creative work. Flamelet is from the same developer and offers much of the same creative power and depth as it’s big brother, something I thought was not possible on mobile devices. I am sure that the social media sites will soon be seeing a lot of beautiful art created with this app. I know I am seeing a good bit already and it has only just been released.


Andreas Maschke
143.6 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 Andreas Maschke


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