Balls

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Description of App: 

Staff Favourite in the US App StoreBalls is a thing of beauty for your iPhone, iPad or iPod touchLike windchimes, paint balls fall under gravity, rebounding off the walls and each other. As they collide, they produce harmonious sounds. As they glide, they leave colourful trails on your screen.Use as a toy, invent a game or simply sit back and enjoy the tension relieving, continually changing melodies and images.Controls:

  • Drag and throw balls with your fingers
  • Shake to clear screen and change chord / scale
  • Turn screen to see and hear the effect of gravity
  • Double tap to toggle settings menu button

Use the comprehensive settings menu to choose sounds, change the colour scheme, as well as many other options!

Apple Watch Support: 

Not Known

Version: 

1.4.2

Free or Paid: 

Paid

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone

Accessibility Comments: 

For anyone who needs help with relaxation and stress relief this app is a must get. Imagine many beautiful coloured balls softly floating on a gentle updraft of air, they are always moving, they glide through the air, tap and touch each other and every now and then some will touch a wall, completely changing how everything looks. Each time balls touch they give off their own sweet chiming tone. Everything is in harmony, but always changing. When a wall is touched the chords and harmonies change. You can just sit and listen to the balls, or turn and tilt your device to make them move, or use a finger to play with them and see how it affects the sound. The sound quality is amazing, especially wearing headphones when you get full stereo. The effect is absolutely hypnotic and awesome. Once you launch the app the balls will start to play. To get best results you need to turn Voiceover off. There is one minor problem with this app. The extensive settings menu is very difficult to access, You need to turn off Voiceover and triple tap the lower righthand corner of the screen to access it. I am still having difficulty accessing the menu and tend to find my way into it rather by luck than good judgment. once there, however, everything is clearly labelled, accessible and easy to use. One thing in the tricky settings menu's favour is that you cannot accidentally hit something you shouldn't and stop the balls from playing as you can in so many many other musical apps. I am completely blown away by this app, one of the best relaxation finds I have ever made.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling: 

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver, but the interface could be easier to navigate and use.