Conway's Free Cosmic Life

Conway's Free Cosmic Life


* Mesmerizing Cell & Space themed Live Wallpaper *
Awe inspiring images of enormous space features as backgrounds for cell life.

Free version of Conway's Cosmic Life Live Wallpaper.
This version contains 1 of over 10,000 cosmic combinations available in our full version which has:-

- 10 galactic & nebula backgrounds
- 20 cell, space, & symbolic foregrounds
- 4 cell sizes
- 4 smooth speeds
- 3 attractive animation alternatives
- background, foreground, or both option
- educational information for every image
- more than 10,000 cosmic combinations
- enough settings for a different look every day for over 27 years

The polished clear and attractive graphical settings in the full version makes personalizing seamless and easy.

Works well on anything from old low end phones to the new hotness.

Tablet Optimized.

Bloat free and so light on the battery.

We hope you enjoy it!

* To select this Live Wallpaper *
Older devices:- Long Press or Menu button -Wallpapers -Live Wallpaper
Newer devices:- Long Press -Live Wallpaper

This is a form of software based Artificial Life known as a Cellular Automaton:- an iterative array representing cellular structures over time. Here we are using the model devised by the British mathematician John Horton Conway in 1970. Often represented as a zero-play game which means its evolution is purely determined by its initial state; but we have added the ability to re-seed the “cell culture” by touch and swipe.

The complex and real time evolving patterns are based on 4 simple rules applied in a toroidal array to partially simulate an infinite 2 dimensional orthogonal grid that is the universe the “cells” live in.

1:- A cell with less than 2 neighbours dies.
2:- A cell with 2 or 3 neighbours lives on.
3:- A cell with more than 3 neighbours dies.
4:- An empty location will give birth to a cell if it has 3 neighbours.

These simple rules when applied iteratively produce strange and surprising patterns.

Conway's “Life” has the power of a universal turing machine in that it can compute anything that can be algorithmically computed. It was Conway’s successful attempt to simplify John von Neumann’s complex mathematical model of a machine that was able to build copies of itself.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cellular_automaton
http://www.conwaylife.com/wiki/Conway's_Game_of_Life
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conway's_Game_of_Life

A Parallax (sliding) background effect is only enabled in portrait mode which allows us to save on package size and memory use. Also note that the background images should fit all size screens up to 1280 pixels on the longer axis which is virtually all devices. If larger screens are sensed the background is automatically disabled but the cells will live on.

Recent changes:
Smoother animation when fresh foreground appears.
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About Conway's Free Cosmic Life
* Mesmerizing Cell & Space themed Live Wallpaper *
Awe inspiring images of enormous space features as backgrounds for cell life.

Free version of Conway's Cosmic Life Live Wallpaper.
This version contains 1 of over 10,000 cosmic combinations available in our full version which has:-

- 10 galactic & nebula backgrounds
- 20 cell, space, & symbolic foregrounds
- 4 cell sizes
- 4 smooth speeds
- 3 attractive animation alternatives
- background, foreground, or both option
- educational information for every image
- more than 10,000 cosmic combinations
- enough settings for a different look every day for over 27 years

The polished clear and attractive graphical settings in the full version makes personalizing seamless and easy.

Works well on anything from old low end phones to the new hotness.

Tablet Optimized.

Bloat free and so light on the battery.

We hope you enjoy it!

* To select this Live Wallpaper *
Older devices:- Long Press or Menu button -Wallpapers -Live Wallpaper
Newer devices:- Long Press -Live Wallpaper

This is a form of software based Artificial Life known as a Cellular Automaton:- an iterative array representing cellular structures over time. Here we are using the model devised by the British mathematician John Horton Conway in 1970. Often represented as a zero-play game which means its evolution is purely determined by its initial state; but we have added the ability to re-seed the “cell culture” by touch and swipe.

The complex and real time evolving patterns are based on 4 simple rules applied in a toroidal array to partially simulate an infinite 2 dimensional orthogonal grid that is the universe the “cells” live in.

1:- A cell with less than 2 neighbours dies.
2:- A cell with 2 or 3 neighbours lives on.
3:- A cell with more than 3 neighbours dies.
4:- An empty location will give birth to a cell if it has 3 neighbours.

These simple rules when applied iteratively produce strange and surprising patterns.

Conway's “Life” has the power of a universal turing machine in that it can compute anything that can be algorithmically computed. It was Conway’s successful attempt to simplify John von Neumann’s complex mathematical model of a machine that was able to build copies of itself.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cellular_automaton
http://www.conwaylife.com/wiki/Conway's_Game_of_Life
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conway's_Game_of_Life

A Parallax (sliding) background effect is only enabled in portrait mode which allows us to save on package size and memory use. Also note that the background images should fit all size screens up to 1280 pixels on the longer axis which is virtually all devices. If larger screens are sensed the background is automatically disabled but the cells will live on.

Recent changes:
Smoother animation when fresh foreground appears.

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A Google User
Mar 8, 2014
Sharp looking, smooth running. Really impressed with this LWP overall, from it's appearance to the fact that it's not at all power or memory hungry. A well developed app. I bought the full version and the scope to personalise is huge, the appearance variables are extensive and you can alter the behaviour of the cells. Well worth getting.