PhiLia 02 is about collaboration between the human and the machine, expressed through generative movement, form and color.

* see also my other applications PhiLia 01 and Arcs 21

The human and the machine are collaborators in the creation of a unique art experience.
You can interact with the elements on screen, but the machine always suggests its own ideas to which you can respond using your intuition.

You can either set certain parameters yourself by accessing the Menu, or you can hand this responsibility over to the machine, which will randomly select parameters for you when you shake your device.

If you have the Trails switch ON, you will be rewarded for your experimentation with your own personal unique art piece. No created image will ever be the same. Store your favorite moments by accessing the Menu where you can save the image to your Photos.

With the Trails switch OFF you will simply see the elements floating through space.

This application has no other purpose or use then your joy. Please explore and playfully experiment with this art creation tool.

What’s New

Version 1.6

Updated for iOS 13; removed save photo button; updated some URL text

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

lovegreatthings ,

Gorgeous iPhone art

This is a gorgeous iPhone artwork by pioneering iPhone artist Lia. In PhiLia 2, delicate lines curve and dance across the screen, seeded by your touch, creating time-varying works of art that settle into abstract paintings reminiscent of the 1970s. For a quick sense of its variation, shake your iPhone and the screen chooses random settings. Spend more time and you learn the various parameters that control the art. Fantastic, calming, and inspiring.

benoibe ,

Very cool! Interesting and unusual!

I'm really into visual algorithm and particle simulation apps. This one is very interesting and I am really had I gave it a chance. There weren't any reviews when I bought it.
It looks fantastic on iPhone 6.

If you mess around with it and the settings, you'll get what you put in. It yields very neat unexpected visuals that are always different.

The negative reviews are nonsense. The app is only 99c. It explains exactly what it is and it does more than I expected from the app. I don't believe the neg revs gave it much of a chance.

Cheers to its developer!

Davidresseguie ,

Boring, slow, inflexible

Also, everything disappears if you move too fast.

App Privacy

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Ulrike Schitter
13.6 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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