Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Tue 16th Dec 2008 07:02 UTC, submitted by stonyandcher
Apple Microsoft's first-ever iPhone application is a slick photo viewer with a browsing capability that handles a large number of photos on a mobile device screen. The Seadragon mobile application is free through Apple's application store. It a product of Microsoft's Live Labs division, which focuses on developing Web-based technology and applications. Seadragon incorporates the Deep Zoom feature, which is also integrated into Silverlight 2, Microsoft's multimedia tool. It allows a user to quickly magnify a particular area of a photo, regardless of its size.
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RE: And Apple Allowed it!?!?
by Moredhas on Tue 16th Dec 2008 09:16 UTC in reply to "And Apple Allowed it!?!?"
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Microsoft Office, strangely enough, was on Apple computers before it was running on Windows. Apple may be alive today because of the pact, but if memory serves, it was a ten year long pact that started in 1997.

I'm honestly more surprised they didn't can this because it reproduces existing iPhone functionality. I don't have an iPhone, so I can't compare this feature list to the in built photo viewer's, but I'd think Microsoft's app packing more features would be an even better reason to not allow it.

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