Oovium 4+

a bicycle for the mind

Aepryus Software

    • 3.0 • 1 Rating
    • Free

Description

Oovium makes my geek heart flutter.
- Anne Wind

This app is a thing of beauty.
- W Smith Jr

Wow I love this
- OkeyMor57

22nd century calculating
- bill knighton

This will become Hari Seldon’s Prime Radiant some day.
- nicked off

Oovium is not an attempt to rehash old outdated inventions, but it subsumes much of their functionality. The calculator, spreadsheet, concept map, programming language: Oovium is all of them and it's none of them.

Oovium is the first (but certainly not the last) of an entirely new class of app, the calculation sandbox. It has been made possible by the invention of the touch device and Oovium's clean, efficient and tactile interface, designed for such devices, has been part of its DNA since its inception.

At its heart, Oovium aspires to make powerful, sophisticated and complex abilities (such as those currently available only to programmers) accessible to a wider audience. Oovium understands that increasing accessibility does not mean dumbing down an application by hiding complex functionality, it means making that complex functionality understandable by creating explicit visual representations for it.

The workspace of Oovium is a two-dimensional surface known as the Aether. Upon this aether a user can place Bubbles. There are currently four types of bubbles:
- InstBub is an instance of an object, usually a number, which in turn may be the result of an expression.
- MechBub allows the user to define their own functions.
- GridBub allows for a tabular arrangement of numbers and expressions similar to a spreadsheet.
- TextBub is a node that can be connected to other TextBub nodes in order to create concept maps.

These bubbles can be connected to each other in order to render sophisticated calculations in a visual (and aesthetic) way. Libraries of custom functions can be developed and included in other aethers when needed.

The concept of Oovium has six different aspects; in its current form it contains only one of these six aspects. It is a highly ambitious project with much more planned, that hopes to empower users; it hopes to change the way people think about and work with their computers; in short, it hopes to change the world! Come help drive its functionality; come help make Oovium happen!

What’s New

Version 3.0.3

- bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.0 out of 5
1 Rating

1 Rating

Robert Barr ,

Promising

Happy to contribute to such a creative approach to tablet-based calculation, which is sorely lacking IMO. I find conventional spreadsheets are annoying and unsuitable for the tablet interface. None of them rank over 3 stars in the store, and I completely understand why. I believe this one could get to 5 given the obvious talent of the developer. From an engineering POV, this is my idea of a great app for entering lab measurements with a library of functions for post-processing the data (a critical use-case I believe for adoption). The only major things I am missing after creating my first function library and dependent ether are strings, constants, and units. The minor issues associated with automatic numeric representation and column widths will undoubtedly work themselves out in near-term updates. I get it ... start with the simplest interface and add complexity only when unavoidable. This is very impressive given the current readiness level. Thanks for yet another reason for employers to issue iPads. I'm very much looking forward to the complete implementation of the vision (suspense deadly). Recommendation: Buy now before the price goes way up.

Swarname ,

Works like my brain

As a mind or concept mapping tool, Oovium is unsurpassed. Most other apps of this kind make you think like the app...Oovium allows me to make a map reflecting the way I think. For specific tasks the flexibility of this app makes it possible to approach diverse problems in the optimal manner, differently from one to the next. In combination with these attributes, the addition of mathematical elements have proven invaluable in modeling a mechanical system. I first map out the general structure of a machine, then I use the numerical functions to flesh out the model. In gear ratios for example, I can enter constant values and immediately see the effect of changing one or more variables in the system.

Caddark ,

Great Potential, but a Very Poor Marketing Approach.

I have oovium classic on my iphone, but the paid version is too expensive, as well as too limited in accessibility to afford. I WISH there was a pay-once option, (not sure if I know enough to say this, but $30 a year from each user is quite excessive, and presumably why the app has only 17 reviews for the 4+ years it (the paid app) has been on the app store.)

If you made the app into a one-time purchase worth at least no more than $10, but ideally $3.99 or less, then you would have exponentially more purchasers that would (likely) result in well-over 20x your current earning rate. Then, if necessary, raise the purchase price for new buyers by maybe a dollar or two, once Oovium has gathered a wide-spread reputation, and earn even more. You could possibly obtain donation money as well from strongly-supportive clients.

The only applications that can somewhat-justifiably get away with $30+ yearly subscriptions, are name-brand tools like adobe photoshop, Microsoft Office, etc.

However, the most painful thing to see is that Oovium is Apple-exclusive. No one is going to be able to save Oovium if someone creates an open-source donation-based alternative with wider cross-platform availability.

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