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 REM2000 on Tue 16th Dec 2008 08:37 UTC in reply to "And Apple Allowed it!?!?"
REM2000
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I think that story of Opera and Apple was inflated by the blogs and media, if i remember correctly Opera didn't submit the app to the app store. However even if they did, apple doesn't like products that compete with their existing apps on the iPhone.

Seadragon doesn't compete with any apple products so it was allowed on.

The actual app is really good, although the explanation doesn't make it sound that way. To be able to view images in terms of Gigapixels is amazing, amazing still that you can do it on a portable device.

It works alittle like google earth but for pictures, it's a very impressive technology.

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