Have you ever wanted to draw with words? Weird Type is an AR app that lets you paint with text in space!
You can type your own phrases and pick from multiple modes and see your text in completely new ways. You can record videos of your messages and share them or save them to you camera roll.
It's based on a series of AR experiments that the authors Zach Lieberman and Molmol Kuo have been posting to Instagram over the last few months. People kept asking, "is that an app?" Now, together with our collaborator Design Indaba, which helped produce this, we're packaging some of these experiments into app and we hope you enjoy them!
The app is designed by Richard The, with iOS help from Ying Quan Tan, Robby Kraft, and Peter Sibley
- Fixed iOS 12 bug which warped the video
Ratings and Reviews
Great creative tool in AR
Fun, simple, and brilliant!! I've never liked any other AR apps before, but this app got me. I particulary enjoy using the 'photo' feature indoor (when I'm in a small space) and 'ribbon' and 'explode' in outdoor spaces (when I can move around a lot). This is a great creative tool in AR--it has been exciting for me to watch on instagram what people make with this app.
One of the best things about this app is that it makes me move my body while using a smart phone. I've played with the app for half an hour in my room last night and I became sweaty, which makes me feel so good because I'm lack of exercise these days.
I see a huge possibility in this app and can't wait for more features. Having limited time editions of features for events/seasons would be fun. It would be also nice to be able to change the font size and color :)
The most fun you can have with a font
Have you ever wanted to...
...draw words in space?
...sculpt with letters?
...make a typographic tunnel?
...wrap yourself in a poem?
...punctuate your apartment?
Look no further!
This app is based around an original yet very simple concept yet one that feels like an entirely new medium.
One measure of a great interface is one that is “instantly knowable, yet indefinitely masterable” (Golan Levin). Weird Type is a great example of this: it is intuitive to use, yet full of delightful surprises that emerge through exploration. That doesn’t happen by accident: it’s a credit to the creators who clearly have put a lot of thought into the small details.
Download this app and see for yourself!
Pure fun with AR
I’ve been following Zach’s work for a while and was so excited to see that he made an app so the rest of us could play with AR like he does. I’m having a blast getting creative and experimenting with the different styles. 10/10 would buy the app again.
- Zach Lieberman
- 24.8 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7‑inch), iPad Pro (9.7-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5‑inch), iPad Pro (10.5-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (11-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9-inch), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation), iPad mini (5th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, and iPod touch (7th generation).
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Zach Lieberman 2018
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.