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November 18, 2010

LargeViewer 1.0 for iOS Displays Documents Up to 10,000 x 8,000 Pixels

    Corporate Smalltalk Consulting, Ltd. today introduced LargeViewer 1.0 for iOS, their document viewer that accommodates very wide documents, up to 10,000 x 8,000 pixels, or larger. Ideal for examining 48-inch wide blueprints, detailed site layouts, or CAD drawings using an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch, the app's Hippo View provides fast scrolling vertically and horizontally. LargeViewer reads over 50 different file formats, includes zoom in/out functionality, features Dropbox file download connectivity and management, saves files as thumbnails for quick view, supports multi-tasking, and opens documents from other apps.

    LargeViewer is designed specifically to overcome the two most common problems when using a typical document viewer to display very large documents on an iOS device: crashes and slow-downs. Due to its limited screen size, processing power, graphics hardware, and internal memory, viewing a 10,000 x 8,000 pixel TIFF using an iPad can be a frustrating experience. Scrolling slows to a crawl, zooming takes 15 seconds or longer. LargeViewer solves this, and handles the common PNG, JPEG, TIFF, and PDF file formats natively. Other common file formats are read, but require pre-processing before display. Because it supports iOS 4.x multi-tasking, any pre-processing may be done in the background.

    Engineering or Architectural drawing like ISO A0 (841 x 1,189 mm/33.1 x 46.8 in) or in the USA Arch E (762 x 1,067 mm/30 x 42 in), or the Large E size (915 x 1,220 mm/36 x 48 in), plus the more standard size of D1 (24 x 36 in) are usable and render instantly.

    LargeViewer reads all the following file formats: AVS, BMP, CUR, DIB, FITS, GIF, ICON, JNG, JP2, JPEC, JPEG, JPG, MAT, MIFF, MTV, MVG, PBM, PCX, PDF, PGM, PICT, PIX, PNG, PNG8, PNG24, PNG32, PNM, PPM, RLE, SGI, TGA, TIFF, TIF, TIM, VIFF, WBMP, WPG, SBM, and XPM. The app also reads some forms of the following: CALS, INLINE, MONO, OTB, PALM, PAM, PCD, PCDS, PFM, PICON, PTIF, RLA, SCT, SFW, SUN, and VICAR. iTunes may be used to import files into the app, or to export them from the app.

    Feature Highlights:
    * Document viewer accommodates very wide documents
    * Hippo View allows display of image documents up to 10,000 x 8,000 Pixels, or larger
    * Reads over 50 different file formats
    * Displays and paginates large PDF files
    * Dropbox file download compatibility
    * Acts like a USB memory stick
    * Responsive H/V scrolling and zooming through large documents
    * Sophisticated Cache Manager allows user control of cached files
    * Supports multi-tasking, allowing pre-processing to be done in the background

    A major convenience feature of LargeViewer is its Dropbox compatibility. The app has read-only Dropbox capability; it will never change or delete a Dropbox stored file. The app allows the downloading of any file, and then gives the user the option to open it using Preview, LargeViewer, or any other app. Similarly, LargeViewer need not be running to open a file created in another app. In addition, LargeViewer provides a sophisticated Cache Manager. This gives users complete control over files that have been stored in cache memory.

    Device Requirements:
    * iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
    * iOS 4.2 or later
    * 7.1 MB

    Pricing and Availability:
    LargeViewer 1.0 is $6.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Business category.

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    LargeViewer 1.0
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