Most iPad applications create a way for you to interact directly with your device via the human touch. Magic Window is not most applications. A $3.99 iPad application, Magic Window works when you put the device down. It transforms your iPad into a living photo art piece, creating a real-time window onto a virtual world. As the video here shows, you can select from fifteen pre-built time lapse experiences to display while your iPad rests on its stand.
Photo sequences include both natural and urban viewscapes. You can watch sunset over the Pacific, clouds drifting over Vancouver city, sunset in Santa Barbara, and more. A subtle audio track accompanies each presentation. Most of the sequences ship in a stripped-down "sample size" version. You need to have access to a Wi-Fi connection to download the full image sequence to your iPad.