PDF developer products from PDFlib GmbH are now also available for mobile
and embedded systems.
PDFlib GmbH announces the release of the PDFlib and TET (Text Extraction Toolkit) product families for mobile and embedded devices. These products are now also supported on the Android, iOS and embedded Linux platforms in addition to dozens of other operating system platforms for which PDFlib GmbH products are already available.
Mobile and embedded systems. Mobile devices increasingly become essential tools in commercial workflows as they are portable and easy to use but still offer powerful features. Smartphones and tablets act as ultra portable computers, take photos, log time and transmit GPS coordinates. With these features they can be useful in construction, mechanics, sales and engineering. Embedded Linux is also highly popular among vendors of industry and consumer systems of many kinds, ranging from industrial and measuring equipment to communications devices and PBXs.
PDF workflows. Workflows for mobile and embedded system often involve documents which are created or consumed by the mobile user. This is where the strength of the standard document format PDF comes into play. It is ideally suited to generate reports or bills. However, most mobile and embedded devices offer no or only limited PDF capabilities. Even Apple’s iPad and iPhone with their PDF-based graphics system don’t support important PDF aspects such as modern PDF 1.7 (ISO 32000) features or the PDF/A ISO standard for archiving. With PDFlib products developers for mobile devices can add PDF generation and processing to their applications.
Advantages of PDFlib products for mobile systems. PDFlib products offer proven functionality for PDF-related programming tasks. As a result of optimizing the code for many application scenarios the code footprint is small enough even for tiny devices, and some parts of the product’s functionality can be disabled to further reduce memory requirements. Even on low-end CPUs PDF documents can be processed fast enough.
Availability. Developers interested in using PDFlib and TET on Android, embedded Linux or iOS can request an evaluation version now. Licensing details are negotiated on an individual basis.
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