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In between all the new iPhone frenzy, uber-tech blog TechCrunch recently reported on a so-called "Matrix-Style App Wall" [techcrunch.com] at Apple's WWDC event in San Francisco.

The visualization installation consists of a large array of Apple Cinema Display monitors mounted together on a wall, showing what looked to be some sort of "pulsating" canvas. The canvas itself is made up of 20,000 icons, arranged by color, representing many of the apps available in the App Store. Apparently, when someone purchases a particular app, the according icon pulsates with a 5 minute delay, creating a mesmerizing visual effect.

TechCrunch has a few more high-rez pictures, or you can watch a short video below.

Image taken from liquidx @ Flickr.




Really nice Set!
Despite all the iPhone Buzz, what i expect the most is OS3, and there's some details in Snow Leopard that blew me away.

Thu 11 Jun 2009 at 6:23 AM

It seems like they could have pushed this a bit further. It's nice to see the frequency of apps downloaded, but wouldn't it be cooler to also see, free vs. paid apps (plus price), app ratings, categories, country of download, etc.

They could also do something with the data about other apps on the user's phone. For instance, they could show if the user is a big spender (ie. has spent a lot on apps).

Tue 16 Jun 2009 at 8:18 AM


or they could just leave it pretty like it is.

Alternatively, a big, fat $ counter right across the middle, showing how much money apple is making every second.

Wed 17 Jun 2009 at 1:29 AM
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