AppDictions App Review
Give your messages an artsy, sophisticated touch with Dance Writer! Dance Writer will take any message of 14 letters or less and animate it with a human dancer spelling out each letter, one by one. Share the beauty of the movements as you spell out personalized messages and send to friends and family via email. At first, you wish you could include more than 14 letters in your message – but then you realize that it takes quite a bit of time to spell out 14 letters (a full 2 minutes timed)! Some things that we would like to see in future updates: the ability to choose numbers and simple punctuation, pre-loaded messages like “Happy Birthday”, “Congratulations”, or “Get Well Soon” to speed up the “performance” time, and finally, to add some nice background music to add personality to the message. All in all, Dance Writer is a cute way to send a short message to a friend!
Dance Writer converts text into a choreographed sequence of poses based on the shapes of the letters, enabling users to send animated messages to their friends via email, or just enjoy the graceful movement on their own displays.
What people say:
“Say good-bye to singing birthday cards. Peter Bilak’s beautiful app lets you send a message in the sleek, sensual language of modern dance. Typography takes on a new dimension.”
— Ellen Lupton, design curator at Cooper-Hewitt Museum
“Dance Writer’s beauty is its simplicity: watching the dancer seamlessly spell out words is mesmerising, with an almost meditative quality.”
— Elliot Jay Stocks, editor 8 faces magazine
Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later