Friday, May 11, 2012

Foxit Launches Embedded PDF Software Development Kit 2.0


Foxit Corporation, a leading provider of solutions for reading, editing, creating, organizing, and securing PDF documents, today announced the release of the Foxit Embedded PDF Software Development Kit (SDK) 2.0. The new release provides additional support for PDF forms, annotations, pressure sensitive ink, digital signatures, and added security. Foxit Embedded PDF SDK 2.0 also supports developers targeting Microsoft Windows 8 Consumer Preview.
The industry leading SDK is targeted to developers, device manufacturers, and telecom carriers who support applications that leverage powerful, standard-compliant PDF technology to securely display, search, and annotate documents and to fill PDF forms. For example, HTC uses this technology to provide PDF view capabilities on their popular HTC ONE series smartphones. The Embedded PDF SDK is platform independent, allowing developers to "develop once, port many times" to quickly and cost effectively extend the reach of their software to multiple platforms. Optimized for mobile devices, desktop, and server deployments, this SDK provides scalable, robust, and high performance PDF technology. Demos and sample code are provided to help developers get up to speed quickly.
Key new features of the Foxit Embedded PDF SDK 2.0 include:
PDF Form Filling and Data Collection PDF forms allow authors to create digital forms using standard PDF technology so these forms can be viewed, read, and filled-in through freely available PDF readers and internet browsers. Data from these forms can be captured and stored in repositories. The Embedded PDF SDK PDF Forms module allows developers to display PDF forms on mobile devices for their users to fill out. Support for JavaScript allows developers to validate data and to submit the collected data to a back end repository.
Annotations Annotations allow users to write comments, highlights, and other explanatory notes on documents. The Foxit Embedded PDF SDK Annotation module allows developers to save user annotations as part of the PDF as opposed to an application layer overlay. This allows the annotations to be shared and viewed on other applications (including PDF readers) and on other platforms. Annotations include file attachments, stamps, highlights, notes, and hyper-links.
Pressure Sensitive Digital Ink Digital ink enables users to write directly on the screen to control their application and to input information which appears as natural-looking handwriting or drawings. Pressure sensitive digital ink provides a more natural inking experience that allows users to write and draw just as they would with pen on paper. Users are able to finely control the appearance of their annotations, such as thickness, color, opacity, and texture. The Foxit Embedded PDF SDK Pressure Sensitive Digital Ink module allows developers to incorporate pressure sensitive digital ink capabilities into their PDF solution.

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