Category: Education
Newton's Playground

Newton's Playground

       iOS iPad

Newton's playground allows you to create and dynamically manipulate a gravitational system.

Beautiful patterns will emerge while the gravitational fields interact; the application allows users to play with these patterns through custom touch gestures and interactions.

The calculations are based on Sverre Aarseth's n-body program, to solve the equations of motion of many-bodies moving under gravity in 3-dimensions.


○ Accurate real-time animations of up to 50 gravitational spherical-bodies
○ Created in openGL for a full 3D experience
○ Camera control - Custom rotate, pan and zoom gestures.
○ Start options - Choose from circular or random start conditions.
○ Energy control - Add/Remove energy by shaking or tapping the iPad.
○ Planet Manipulation - Drag, flick or enlarge selected planets
○ Custom Image Wraps - Add your own images to the simulation.

○ Search for tidewater software on youTube for video examples ○


What's new

○ Speed up of the planet motion.
○ Fixes for rotation in the iPad Mini.
○ Fixes for rotation scaling in retina displays.


Screenshot 1 of 5

Share with Others

Last changed:
Jan 14, 2014
Tidewater Software
16.5 MB

Current Version Average Rating:
No data

All Versions Average Rating:
No data
Other Apps By This Developer