Algorithmia at the iOS Hackathon

Algorithmia was proud to participate in the iOS Hackathon (part of the OpenDay) organized by Globant LLC, one of the biggest outsourcing companies in the South Cone.

During the hackathon, we developed a custom iPad application that leverages the Video Card of the device to render the Julia-Fatou and Mandelbrot sets. The following image depicts the Demo running on Apple’s iPad Simulator:


Presenting at the iOS Hackathon
Presenting at the iOS Hackathon


The implementation was performed using OpenGL ES Frament Shaders to leverage the iPad’s GPU as a highly parallel coprocessor, capable of evaluating the fractals at the same time for every pixel displayed on the device’s screen.

After developing our Demo, we were invited to explain the concept and technologies used to the Audience using an actual iPad device.

You can see some pictures taken at the Event below.

"iFractals" app running on Apple's iPad Simulator.
iFractals app running on Apple's iPad Simulator.
The Julia Set, as rendered on an iPad
The Julia-Fatou Set, as rendered on an actual iPad



The Mandelbrot set, as rendered on an iPad.
The Mandelbrot set, as rendered on an actual iPad.


We thank Globant for the opportunity to present our Demo as part of their conference.

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