Entries in Giveaway (5)

Giveaway: Win a Copy of the Epic BIAS Guitar Modelling App


A couple of days ago in our review we told you how we were blown away by Positive Grid's new infinitely tweakable sound engine, BIAS for iPad.

Well, if you really fancy trying BIAS but haven’t yet splashed out on the app yourself, we have one free copy to give away.

All you have to do is:

1) Ensure you follow us on either Facebook or Twitter

2) Leave us a comment below that includes

a) Your favourite feature of BIAS (hint: check out the BIAS homepage)

b) Your email address in the comment form so we can contact you if you win (don’t worry, we are the only ones who see your email, it isn’t made public)

Important Info.

That’s it.  You must meet both criteria 2a and 2b above or, in fairness to other entrants, we cannot consider your entry.

We’ll randomly select one of the commenters below after 1900 GMT on the closing date Wednesday 20th November 2013.

Photosmith 2 for iPad - Win 1 of 3 Copies

Read our recent post about today's release of Photosmith 2 and want to grab your own copy for free? Why wouldn't you? Read on...

Comment and win

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning your very own copy of Photosmith 2 (a $19.99 app) is leave us a comment below stating the feature of Photosmith 2 you are most looking forward to using.

That's it!

Here are a few details about our giveaway: 

  • To be eligible for this giveaway you must leave a comment below stating the feature you are most looking forward to using in Photosmith 2
  • You must enter a valid e-mail address with your comment (it will not be made public). We will e-mail you your unique code if you are a winner
  • Your comment should be left before the closing date and time of this giveaway which is Monday 28th May 2012 at 1900 GMT

A big thank you to C² Enterprises, developers of Photosmith 2, for generously providing the 3 promo codes for this giveaway.

Starry Night Review - Plus 5 Copies to Give Away

Starry Night (interactive animation) for iPad from Petros Vrellis on Vimeo.

With hypnotic relaxing visuals and audio, Starry Night (interactive animation) for iPad is our new favourite thing to play with on a rainy Sunday afternoon.

What's it like?

In this truly immersive experience, beautiful melodies tickle your ears (especially if you wear headphones) whilst the lush colours used in Van Gogh's original 'The Starry Night' painting are pushed together and mixed into a river of moving particles guided by your touches on the iPad's screen.

It is easy to imagine there is real paint under the glass as you push these fluid colours around the screen, the motion cleverly creating what seems like resistance as real oil paint might. Using clever algorithmic calculations, the app can either continuously flow the paint at different speeds or in another mode the paint slowly returns to its resting state before starting off in motion again.

It is hard to describe what a wonderfully immersive experience it is getting hands-on with an art piece like this, you just have to have a go.

Reactive music

The music reacts to the motion you introduce too, so if you go crazy and madly swirl the paint around with all 5 digits on one hand, for example, the music gets louder and more intense, then fades and simplifies as the motion slows. We found that it could be a little intense at full speed, but around half speed or even slower it is a much more gentle experience.

If you prefer, you can turn the music off altogether, but there are three different patterns to choose from and we think it adds a great deal to the hypnotic effect of the app.

Take time out to explore

Suffice to say we love playing with this app and exploring Van Gogh's painting in this fully interactive way. It can even serve as a musical picture frame on your desk when your iPad isn't being used.

If you allow yourself time out of a busy and hectic day to just lose yourself in the experience that Starry Night offers you, we are sure you will love it too.

We've been waiting for this app to be updated before reviewing it here, as the first version wasn't quite Retina iPad ready, but now with Version 2.0 we wholly recommend downloading a copy

But wait, before you do, read on for your chance to win a free copy of Starry Night for your iPad.

Giveaway time

To be in with a chance of winning 1 of 5 copies of Starry Night (interactive animation) simply leave a comment below naming your favourite Van Gogh painting.

Please remember to leave your name and e-mail address (your e-mail will not be visible to the public) so we can contact you if you are a winner.

We will randomly select 5 commenters to receive a copy of Starry Night (interactive animation) after this giveaway closes at 1900 GMT on Friday 27th April 2012.

Thank you to the App Developer, Petros Vrellis, for providing a review copy and the 5 promo codes for our giveaway. 

App Store Link: Starry Night (interactive animation) $1.99 / £1.49

4 Chances To Win JamUp Pro and JamUp Plug

The nice people at Positive Grid, developers of the brilliant JamUp Pro and the JamUp Plug, have launched a seasonal giveaway. You can read our review of both to see why you should want to win them.

For the next 4 weeks Positive Grid are giving away a copy of the JamUp Pro app along with their specially made for iOS hardware plug, which we really like.

All you have to do is leave your name and email address on the giveaway page and you are entered for all 4 weeks of the giveaway.

Nothing to lose and well worth winning!

Win a HandStand iPad 2 Case

Regular readers may remember that a few months ago we reviewed the HandStand Case for iPad 2. We thought it was a great idea for keeping hold of the iPad and at the same time providing a reasonable amount of protection. 

Here's our video from that review just to remind you what the case is like.

We have one HandStand iPad 2 case to give away. Here's how you can enter the giveway:

On Twitter:   

  1. Follow iPad Creative (if you already follow us on Twitter then you can skip this one)
  2. Tweet the exact text below once only please (multiple entries will not be disqualified but we would rather you did not spam your followers): 

Win a Handstand Case for iPad 2 courtesy of iPad Creative. Find out how to enter here: http://bit.ly/winwithipc3  @ipadcreative #winwithiPC

On Facebook: 

  1. Like our iPad Creative page 
    (you can skip this step if you have already 'Liked' our page - but we don't mind if you want to let your friends know about the giveaway by posting a link to this post on your wall)
  2. Come back here and leave a comment below with your name as it appears on Facebook
    (so we can verify that you have entered the giveaway - if you enter via Facebook and do not leave a comment on this page we cannot include you in the giveaway)

Of course you can enter on both Twitter and Facebook if you wish to improve your chances.

Giveaway Terms and Conditions

We have to set a few rules due to the International nature of our audience, so here they are:

  1. The winner will receive 1 x HandStand Case for iPad 2 in Black
  2. Entry is free of charge and no purchase is necessary
  3. Entrants must be 18 years of age or over at the time of entering - please ensure you meet this criteria
  4. If this type of giveaway or similar promotion is not permitted by law in your State, Province or Country, please do not enter
  5. This giveaway ends at 1900 GMT on Wednesday 14th September 2011
  6. The winner will be selected at random from all qualifying entries using random.org
  7. The winner will be notified via either Direct Message on Twitter or Private message on Facebook and we will request the winner's postal details at that time so we can send you the Cover
  8. The winner's name (and if relevant Twitter username) will be made public after notification for transparency - so if you don't want people to know, please don't enter.