Foxit® Embedded PDF Software Development Kit Adds Support for Android™ and Apple® iOS® Platforms

Device Manufacturers, Carriers, and Application Developers Can Now Create Feature-Rich Mobile PDF Applications for Android and iOS Handhelds

FREMONT, Calif. – May 17, 2011 – Foxit® Corporation, a leading provider of solutions for reading, editing, creating, organizing, and securing PDF documents, today announced that the company’s popular Embedded PDF Software Development Kit (SDK) is now available for the Android and Apple iOS platforms. The Foxit Embedded PDF SDK is a PDF software development toolkit that enables mobile platform developers to support applications that leverage PDF technology to display, search, and annotate documents.

Device manufacturers and telecom carriers bundle PDF applications on their handheld devices to increase the value of their products. Mobile application developers using the Foxit Embedded PDF SDK can incorporate powerful, industry-standard PDF technology within their applications – and can extend their market reach as new mobile devices are introduced. Technologies that offer a "develop once, port many times" development model allow these developers to extend the reach of their software while meeting the requirements of device manufacturers for feature differentiation.

The Foxit Embedded PDF SDK provides these capabilities in an easy-to-integrate solution, enabling customers to significantly reduce their time to market while providing a stable, tested, high-quality product. The SDK is platform-independent, with support today for Android, iOS, and Windows® Mobile for tablets and smartphones; and Embedded Linux™ and Windows CE for devices such as printers, handsets, and feature phones.

"BSQUARE clients include developers and content providers that are seeking to provide high-performance, optimized experiences on a wide range of mobile and embedded devices," said Michael Morris, senior director of software engineering for BSQUARE. "Foxit’s platform provides an independent, lightweight architecture that enables our engineering teams to develop a common user experience once and then deploy it across all major operating systems. This helps speed porting and deployment, getting BSQUARE clients to market faster and with less risk."

"ACCESS provides advanced software technologies that have brought the Internet to a new generation of mobile devices and consumers," said Albert Chu, vice president of global alliances for ACCESS, a global provider of advanced software technologies to the mobile and beyond-PC markets. "We required a stable PDF content delivery solution across multiple mobile OS platforms to support our customers. Foxit delivered a high-performance solution that maintains the visual integrity of original documents, even on the smaller screens of mobile devices."

Key Features
Key features of the Foxit Embedded PDF SDK include:

  • Progressive processing – Allows developers and hardware manufacturers to use idle system resources to improve the user experience.
  • Memory management – Efficiently uses cache technology for optimized performance. Provides fine-grained control to application developers for further optimization.
  • PDF reflow – Automatic rearrangement of content permits a PDF designed for a full-sized sheet of paper to be easily read on devices with small screens.
  • Out-of-memory control – Allows application developers to ensure that their applications gracefully recover from out-of-memory conditions.
  • Full-featured, high-quality rendering – Transparency, smooth shadings, dash patterns, embedded fonts, and more provide maximum document fidelity.
  • Annotations – Allows application developers to provide advanced PDF markup functionality.

Preferred PDF SDK for Embedded Solutions
The Foxit Embedded PDF SDK’s high-quality rendering, robust end-user controls, platform independence, stability, speed, security, and tiny footprint make it a favorite among developers. Developers also enjoy 24x7 support from the industry’s largest PDF development team.

"Innovative companies such as BSQUARE and ACCESS look to Foxit for platform-independent PDF technology as a means of supplying customers with fast, accurate, reliable, lightweight, and secure PDF solutions," said Frank Kettenstock, VP of marketing for Foxit Corporation. "Foxit’s solution is optimized for the unique characteristics of tablet and smartphone devices, making it the first choice for PDF features and functionality in mobile solutions."

To learn more about how Foxit can help companies meet their business needs, visit www.foxitsoftware.com.

About Foxit Corporation
Foxit Corporation, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, is at the forefront of cost-effective electronic document solutions. Customers of Foxit’s award-winning products include major technology and healthcare companies, global financial services firms, and government agencies. Founded in 2001, Foxit Corporation believes in innovative, standards-based technology and unrivalled customer support, with a deep commitment to sustainable, environmentally sound products and services.

About BSQUARE
BSQUARE is an industry leader with a proven track record in providing production-ready software products, engineering services, solutions and automated testing to the smart device market.  With deep technical knowledge of mobile and embedded technologies, BSQUARE enables device makers to develop and ship best in class products. Since 1994, BSQUARE has provided satisfied customers with innovative software solutions allowing them to get to market faster with reduced risk and cost.  For more information, visit www.bsquare.com.

 

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Foxit Contact:
Ross Perich
Trainer Communications
(925) 271-8203
foxit@trainercomm.com

BSQUARE Contact:
Diana Hoffman
(425) 519-5273
dianah@bsquare.com