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15 Aralık 2008 Pazartesi

Microsoft Releases an iPhone App

Microsoft, the company behind Windows Mobile, has released an application for the rival iPhone. Seadragon Mobile allows users to view images with giga-pixel resolutions.

This application has been created to allow users easily to zoom in on the details of very high-resolution images, such as a map. It makes use of the iPhone's multi-touch capabilities, so users can zoom in or out on an image by tapping or pinching their fingers.

Seadragon Mobile is available for free on the iTunes App Store.

Why iPhone?

The first question many are asking is "Why is Microsoft releasing an application for the iPhone and not Windows Mobile?"

The answer comes from Alex Daley, a group product manager for Microsoft Live Labs, who told TechFlash: "Most phones out today don't have accelerated graphics in them. The iPhone does, and so it enabled us to do something that has been previously difficult to do."

Video Demonstration

Microsoft has created a video of Ben Vanik, one of the developers of Seadragon Mobile, talking about this application:

Source brighthand

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