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 apoclypse on Tue 16th Dec 2008 13:41 UTC in reply to "And Apple Allowed it!?!?"
apoclypse
Member since:
2007-02-17

Wow, and they modded you up too. First of all Opera was never submitted to the app store and for good reason as the developers knew that they have had issues getting the app accepted in the first place, not because they duplicate Apples efforts but because they used a runtime like environment in their app to support certain type of functionality.

There are plenty of image viewers and camera apps in the appstore so what makes you think Apple wouldn't accept this one? The app is really good but no because its MS and and its Apple, here is no merit to the technology, it must be a pact. It can't be that the app is actually good. The fact of the matter is that despite what chair-throwing Steve says about Apple, MS has always had a presence on Apple's platform. This is no different.

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RE[2]: And Apple Allowed it!?!?
by looncraz on Wed 17th Dec 2008 05:53 in reply to "RE: And Apple Allowed it!?!?"
looncraz Member since:
2005-07-24

Actually, a pact was made. A loooong time ago when the Steves & Bill were 'friends.'

Otherwise, I'm actually aware of the Java VM method decided to use, though I was not aware that they didn't actually submit the app.

In all seriousness, though, I don't see the appeal of 'smart' phones - period. E-mail & the internet are things I do when I have time to waste, otherwise I do real things most of the time.

Heh, I spend about four hours a month on my phone - a simple basic Nokia - no camera, no games, but I do have color!

Oh well.. I'm going back to my DVD project...

--The loon

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jayson.knight Member since:
2005-07-06

In all seriousness, though, I don't see the appeal of 'smart' phones - period. E-mail & the internet are things I do when I have time to waste, otherwise I do real things most of the time.


You do realize that smart phones are an absolute GODSEND for businesses, right? You may not see the appeal, but the rest of the world does which is why they exist.

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