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iLava (Virtual Lava Lamp)

iLava (Virtual Lava Lamp)
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Turn up the music and chill out with this groovy, state-of-the-art, interactive lava lamp simulation. Realistic 3D blobs rise and fall, merge and split, bounce and wobble. Impress your friends by being the first to own a convenient, pocket-sized lavalamp. You can tilt it, shake it, push blobs together and pull them apart, inject heat with your fingers, or just stand it up, watch, and relax.

This is NOT a movie or a cheap graphics trick; this is a full-fledged interactive physical simulation rendered in 3D with proprietary, hyper-optimized, real-time isosurface technology adapted for the iPhone platform so that everyday users can share the joy of interacting with soothing, groovy lava.


- Responds to multi-touch swipes and holds.
- Uses accelerometer and responds to orientation and shaking.
- Heat source can be turned on/off.
- Six different lava colors to choose from, plus Valentine's Day mode with heart-shaped lava blobs.
- Cool sound effects
- Allows playing of background music from iTunes.
- Automatically saves lava state when app is closed.
- Renders realistic lava in 3D using proprietary isosurface extraction algorithm.
- Includes orientation-dependent lighting and reflection effects.
- Uses amazing "glowing lava" effect for heated lava.
- Advanced fluid physics algorithms simulate liquid motion.
- Blobs rise and fall based on heat and orientation.
- Blobs merge and separate based on forces and surface tension.
- Blobs can be heated manually, or automatically by the heat source at the bottom.


Thanks for all your feedback! We're currently working on several of the most commonly requested features. They will be available as free updates to anyone who purchases iLava.

- Artistic background theme packs
- Antialiasing (if we can get around hardware limitations)

Stay tuned to find out about other awesome features in the works.


"There's a very good chance that this is exactly what the iPhone was invented for." - Apple Eclectic

"If you're looking for a cool iPhone application [...] then look no further than iLava." - TUAW (The Unofficial Apple Weblog)

"I can remember vividly listening to 80s music and watching that lamp... and always feeling relaxed and happy. Last night, I did the exact same thing, except this time the music was on my iPhone and so was the lava lamp." - iPTIB (iPhone Therefore I Blog), Chicago Tribune


"I love this app. I leave it running on my iPhone when it's sitting in its charger on my desk. People go nuts over it. I've even fallen asleep watching it. The single cheapest, safest, most portable lava lamp you'll ever buy." - Tara Wheeler (Commenter on TUAW)

"I'm flabbergasted at how much I'm actually using this app. I bought it on a lark and now anytime I'm not actively using my iPhone, iLava is running." - Tia Tarina (on iTunes)

"It's simple and innovative like Spawn Illuminati, I think iLava could be the next Koi Pond or iBeer." - Brian Gefforth (on YouTube)

"It's by far, THE best lava lamp app ever!" - Jacob Scherer (on iTunes)


Share your images, suggestions and feedback with us by sending email to:

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You can also see more news, updates and videos of iLava at:

What's New in Version 1.3.1

Sound effects!!!


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