Uzu

 
Playing with colored light is strangely hypnotic.

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Touch anywhere -- it'll do something.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Uzu is a visual toy of sorts. A scattering of specks of colored light will float and spray across the screen of the iPad, and you can play with them. Using as many fingers as you want, you can toss, squeeze, spatter, slide, or spray the colors. Or whatever else you might want to do to them. That is the entirety of the app's function.

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UZU doesn't do anything more than let a user mess around with glowing, colored specks of light. Yet, it is strangely enjoyable. Using all the standard iPad finger motions -- pinch, swipe, tap, etc. -- one can create all sorts of interesting formations with the lights. But a user can even go beyond that, using as many fingers as possible. Experimenting is a major part of the fun. It's not the kind of entertainment that's going to keep you occupied for hours, but for a quick burst of something visually interesting, Uzu does the trick.

App details

Device:iPad
Price:$0.99
Release date:June 26, 2010
Category:Entertainment
Size:0.50 MB
Publisher:Colordodge Labs
Version:1.0.1
Minimum software requirements:iOS 3.2 or later

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