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Developer Newsletter – October 2012

Hello Developers!

Many of you have asked to be notified about new releases of our java libraries, so we’re starting this newsletter to inform you of what’s new here at Qoppa and when new product versions are available. We hope you enjoy our newsletter!

New Version of Java PDF Libraries & Components

A Java PDF Library for Any Process
A Java PDF Library for Any Process

In this newly improved version of our Java PDF library products, we enhanced our libraries with a powerful new algorithm for text extraction as well as improved rendering capability for very large CCITT fax images.  Our Java PDF visual components benefit from a new tile-based rendering approach that allows for out of thread rendering, improving user interface responsiveness and memory usage. Contact us to upgrade to the new version!

Did you know about our new Android SDK?

Qoppa PDF Toolkit for Android DevelopersqPDF Toolkit is Qoppa’s new Android Java SDK that allows developers to quickly add PDF functionality to Android apps. Following our established tradition of 100% self-sustaining, portable PDF solutions, we developed this toolkit completely in Android, so it can run on any Android device and be easily integrated into any standard Android app. qPDF Toolkit Release History.

Watch our new video

We’ve published a video introduction to our products and components – a library for every PDF processing need.
Whatever your PDF needs are today or in the future, we probably have a solution for you: creation, manipulation, conversion, high-fidelity rendering, data extraction….

 

And our JavaOne 2012 Winner is…

Gerald Holmann at JavaOne 2012Dr. Barry Burd was the grand prize winner in Qoppa Software’s JavaOne prize drawing for a Nexus 7 Android Tablet. Congratulations! Qoppa’s booth at JavaOne 2012 offered live demonstrations of our PDF library, desktop and server products. Gerald Holmann, Qoppa’s founder was glad to meet many java developers including some of our existing customers!

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Visit Qoppa Software at JavaOne 2012 and win a Nexus7!

Gerald Holmann - Qoppa Booth at JavaOne 2012Qoppa Software President, Gerald Holmann and Marketing Director, Susan Sims, are currently at JavaOne 2012, meeting and talking with java developers, integrators, and device manufacturers about Qoppa’s line of PDF library products for Java and Android.

Qoppa’s booth (#5506) at JavaOne offers live demonstrations of the PDF rendering and manipulation capabilities it delivers in its Java PDF library products,  PDF visual components, Android PDF toolkit, PDF desktop application and PDF workflow server.

Java developers are able to directly discuss potential development and deployment scenarios with Gerald Holmann, president and founder of Qoppa Software.

JavaOne MascotIn addition to learning about our products, visitors to Qoppa’s booth will be entered to win a Nexus7 Android tablet (8Gb). Chances are excellent, much higher than winning the lottery, so make sure to stop by!

“Friends of Qoppa” (existing and potential customers and partners) may claim a free Discover Passes to JavaOne, Oracle OpenWorld, and Oracle PartnerNetwork Exchange by emailing us.

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Now that we are home from JavaOne 2012, Gerald and Susan want to thank each of our customers and our many new friends for visiting with us at our booth.

Congratulations to our prize drawing winner  – Dr. Barry Burd of Drew University!

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Qoppa Software’s fall release of Java PDF libraries and components improves PDF text extraction and rendering performance

Java & PDF - Qoppa does it alL!Atlanta – September 12 2012 – Qoppa Software, a leading provider of PDF solutions, releases newly improved versions of all of their Java PDF library products.

Qoppa’s Java PDF class libraries are enhanced with a new powerful algorithm for text extraction.

“The order and organization of text objects in a PDF document do not necessarily correspond to the logical reading order.  We have developed a new text extraction algorithm which detects the natural flow of even structured PDF documents such as research or newspaper articles. We’re very happy with the results when compared with other PDF tools.” says Gerald Holmann, Qoppa President.

The new release also adds enhanced memory management so the PDF libraries can handle rendering and printing of very large CCITT fax images (200Mb and above).

In this fall release, Qoppa’s Java PDF visual components benefit from a new tile-based rendering approach which splits each page of a PDF document into multiple tiles that can be rendered and cached independently. This new strategy enables implementing out of thread rendering and improving image caching and memory usage, which makes it easier to work with intensive PDF documents in 3 areas:

  • Faster rendering
  • Smoother drawing of annotations
  • Better GUI responsiveness

Also new in this release is Qoppa’s pan and zoom tool which will allow users to zoom in and out of high-resolution pages and move around a page (“pan”) while also displaying a larger view of a page.  This new tool should greatly benefit professionals working in the media, print, and graphics industries.

Thanks to the revision of Qoppa’s text extraction algorithm, text selection and highlight is also greatly improved in the visual components.  Now cursor based, it follows the logical reading order of structured documents and allows marking up text across columns.

“The new release brings our Java PDF rendering components to a whole new level, delivering one of the best user experiences available on the market when it comes to viewing, marking up and scrolling through PDF documents.” – Gerald Holmann, Qoppa President

For additional details, change logs are published on Qoppa’s Knowledge Base:

Full Change Log for Java PDF Library 2012-09 Release

Full Change Log for Java PDF Component 2012-09 Release

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Video: Java PDF Library Products and Components

Qoppa Software has published this new video introduction to our Java PDF Library products and components – a library for every PDF processing need.


More about Qoppa PDF Library Products and Components

Live demos of Qoppa PDF Library Products and Components

Why choose Qoppa’s PDF library products?

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Qoppa Software planning JavaOne 2012 exhibit

See Me Here - JavaOneQoppa Software is finalizing preparations for JavaOne 2012 in San Francisco October 1-3. The event theme, “Make the Future Java”, echos Qoppa’s commitment to the ever-evolving technology on which our suite of multi-platform PDF products are based.

Qoppa returns this year to JavaOne because the 11 year old software company chooses to deliver only 100% Java code to our worldwide customer base that crosses industry boundaries. Qoppa’s commitment to our Android Java product line underscores that commitment to delivering portable PDF code.

Qoppa’s booth (#5506) at JavaOne will offer live demonstrations of the PDF manipulation capabilities it delivers in class libraries, web components, desktop applications, information flow servers, and mobile devices. Java developers will once again be able to directly discuss potential development and deployment scenarios with Gerald Holmann, president and founder of Qoppa Software.

“Friends of Qoppa” (existing and potential customers and partners) may claim one of Qoppa’s Discover Passes to JavaOne, Oracle OpenWorld, and Oracle PartnerNetwork Exchange by contacting us. This pass will authorize Qoppa’s friend to access the Exhibition Halls and DEMOgrounds at both events, and to participate in these activities:

  • Keynote sessions
  • Wireless Network and Social Avenue Centers
  • Oracle Technology Network Lounge
  • JavaOne and Oracle OpenWorld Bookstores
  • Oracle Music Festival
  • Scene and Be Heard presentations
  • Oracle Music Festival @ “It’s a Wrap!” final party

Qoppa Software’s booth #5506 is located in the Java Exhibition Hall (Continental Ballroom at the Hilton Hotel).

To schedule a meeting time with Qoppa’s president Gerald Holmann or to claim a friend pass to the events, email Susan at javaone2012@qoppa.com.

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New v2.4 Android qPDF apps deliver outlines, bookmarks, comments list at a limited time discount

 

qPDF Notes 70% discount through June

qPDF Notes 70% off through June!

ATLANTA – June 20, 2012 – Qoppa Software, a leading producer of PDF solutions, celebrates the 1 year anniversary of their Android PDF apps with new release 2.4 of both qPDF Viewer and qPDF Notes; and by extending a 70% discount on the paid qPDF Notes app for a limited time.

As Android users continue to elect Qoppa’s qPDF apps as their favorite eBook readers and business tools, we are delighted to respond with additional UI improvements to make the experience even more intuitive and complete.” says Leila Holmann, Qoppa’s Vice President.

Android users will find that release 2.4 adds support for key capabilities in the PDF format. In addition to the existing page navigation overlay and continuous scrolling capabilities, qPDF Notes further improves reading and scrolling through large documents with its new navigation pane containing the following tabs:

qPDF View Outline inside PDF

qPDF View Outline inside PDF

Outline / Document Bookmarks: Navigate through the outline / table of contents. The outline presents itself as a collapsible tree, usually created by the document publisher, and often contains a bookmark for each section within the document. The outline is stored inside the PDF document itself.

qPDF User Bookmarks on device

qPDF - User Bookmarks on device

 

 

User Bookmarks: Users may create personal bookmarks to mark preferred passages at specific page / magnification inside a document. User bookmarks are stored on the device and will remain even after reinstallation of the app.

 

qPDF Notes - View Annotations / Comments List - ordered by page

qPDF Comments List

 

Annotations List: See the list of annotations / comments (ordered by page) that were added to the PDF document. Tap on an annotation to jump to it in the document.

 

Search for a string in the document and see all the search results in a scrollable list. Easily jump to a given occurrence of the string in the document.

qPDF Text Search

 

Text Search (tablets only): Search for a string in the document and see all the search results in a scrollable list. Easily jump to a given occurrence of the string in the document.

 

 

qPDF apps version 2.4 now remember the last page read in a document. Upon reopening any previously read document, the last position is restored. This feature is expected to delight existing users who have elected qPDF as their everyday reader.

A new, user-friendly free-hand highlighter tool lets users highlight areas in documents with the tip of a finger as if using a marker. This tool works on all documents including scanned images which do not contain any text. It is very easy to use and may become a favorite for users on smaller screens.

To celebrate qPDF Notes’ one year anniversary, the app is offered at 70% off through June. Users who are currently evaluating qPDF Notes Demo are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to upgrade to qPDF Notes Full Version.

Qoppa Software also makes its Android PDF technology available in qPDF Toolkit for Android developers to integrate PDF features into their own apps.

Qoppa’s Android products are available for all Android phones and tablets 2.1 or higher including: Asus Transformer Prime, Acer Iconia, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Samsung Galaxy Note, Motorola XOOM, Lenovo Thinkpad, Kindle Fire, Nook Color, Sony Xperia, devices with custom ROMs, and the Blackberry Playbook.

About Qoppa Software:
Qoppa Software specializes in the development of high-end libraries and applications to work with PDF documents. Qoppa Software offers a suite of highly portable products that cover every aspect of PDF processes and integrate seamlessly into document work flows, including end-user, server and PDF library products. Qoppa’s products are carefully designed and developed on Qoppa’s own robust PDF technology to provide the highest level of performance and reliability.

Read more about Qoppa’s Android PDF Solutions

 

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Qoppa Software exhibits at AnDevCon III, May 16-17, 2012

Qoppa's AnDevCon III booth & President Gerald Holmann

Qoppa Software's President Gerald Holmann

AnDevCon III show floor from above - Qoppa's booth noted.

Qoppa Software at AnDevCon III, May 16-17, 2012

Qoppa Software President Gerald Holmann met and talked with developers, integrators, and device manufacturers about our growing line of PDF software for Android devices at AnDevCon III.

Qoppa’s proprietary PDF technology has extended to the Android platform, after a decade of success delivering Java PDF libraries, components and applications for desktop, web and server.

Qoppa’s kiosk display highlighted both the new Android PDF SDK and the Java libraries and components Qoppa has been delivering for over 10 years.

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Major Enhancement in PDF Viewing Performance in qPDF 2.3

Qoppa Software's Android PDF Solutions
ATLANTA — May 11, 2012 —Qoppa Software, a leading producer of PDF solutions, announces significant performance improvements to their Android PDF rendering technology in release 2.3 of Qoppa’s Android PDF products qPDF Notes, qPDF Viewer, & qPDF Toolkit.

A new tile-based rendering approach was implemented which splits each page of a PDF document into multiple tiles that can be rendered and cached independently. This new strategy enables implementing out of thread rendering and improving image caching and memory usage.

Qoppa’s users will see great improvements in speed and GUI responsiveness when loading and navigating through PDF documents. This will especially be true when viewing or working with large PDF documents or documents containing intensive images and graphics.

The new release brings our PDF renderer on Android to a whole new level, delivering one of the best user experiences available on the market when it comes to viewing and scrolling through PDF documents.” says Qoppa’s President Gerald Holmann.

Qoppa Software also makes its Android PDF technology available in qPDF Toolkit for Android developers to integrate PDF features into their own apps.

Qoppa’s Android product work on all Android phones and tablets 2.1 and higher including: Asus Transformer Prime, Acer Picasso, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Samsung Galaxy Note, Motorola XOOM, Toshiba, Lenovo Thinkpad, Kindle Fire, Nook, and devices with custom ROMs. qPDF Notes is also available on Blackberry Playbook 2.

About Qoppa Software:
Qoppa Software specializes in the development of high-end libraries and applications to work with PDF documents. Qoppa Software offers a suite of highly portable products that cover every aspect of PDF processes and integrate seamlessly into document work flows, including end-user, server and PDF library products. Qoppa’s products are carefully designed and developed on Qoppa’s own robust PDF technology to provide the highest level of performance and reliability.
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Qoppa Announces AnDevCon III Participation

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We’ll be at AnDevCon III, the technical conference for software developers building Android apps, on May 15 and 16 in booth 505. We’re excited to showcase our Android qPDF Toolkit.  Qoppa President Gerald Holmann will be available for personal demos and business or technology discussions.

Based on our own proprietary PDF technology, qPDF Toolkit helps developers easily PDF-enable Android apps, including the ability to digitally sign PDFs right on the Android device.  Since AnDevCon II, Qoppa has delivered many changes and additions to our Android PDF apps and to our Java PDF libraries and GUI components for developers.

Stop by Booth 505 to see live demonstrations of our qPDF capabilities on Android devices including PDF rendering and markup, form filling, document manipulation and digital signatures.

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Real Digital Signatures on Android with qPDF Notes 2.2

True Digital Signatures with qPDF Notes

True Digital Signatures with qPDF Notes

Atlanta – April 12, 2012 – Android device users finally have the ability to validate and apply true digital signatures to PDF documents with the new 2.2 release of qPDF Notes, Qoppa Software’s PDF Android app. Also in this release are improved editing of annotations properties, and additional user interface improvements.

qPDF Notes 2.2 is the only Android PDF tool with the ability to apply true digital signatures directly from an Android device. The app allows the user to choose which digital signing certification to use: create self signed certificates, or import digital certificates issued by a certificate authority such as Verisign or Thawte. Digital certificates are PKCS files with a .p12 or .pfx filename extension.

qPDF Notes also enables the digital signature’s appearance to be fully customized by adding a handwritten signature (through a finger gesture) and by overlaying an image such as a company logo.

“Qoppa’s suite of tools to validate and apply electronic signatures on PDF documents is now extended to mobile devices. Our users have been signing documents on Windows, Mac and Linux with our desktop tool PDF Studio for years. They can now sign PDF documents on the go with qPDF Notes.“ says Qoppa President Gerald Holmann.

Qoppa Software also makes these new features available in the latest version of qPDF Toolkit for Android developers to integrate PDF features into their own apps.

qPDF Notes works on all Android phones and tablets 2.1 and higher including: Asus Transformer Prime, Acer Picasso, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Samsung Galaxy Note, Motorola XOOM, Toshiba, Lenovo Thinkpad, Kindle Fire, Nook, and devices with custom ROMs. qPDF Notes is also available on Blackberry Playbook 2.

About Qoppa Software:
Qoppa Software specializes in the development of high-end libraries and applications to work with PDF documents. Qoppa Software offers a suite of highly portable products that cover every aspect of PDF processes and integrate seamlessly into document work flows, including end-user, server and PDF library products. Qoppa’s products are carefully designed and developed on Qoppa’s own robust PDF technology to provide the highest level of performance and reliability.
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Qoppa Software is a registered trademark of Qoppa Software in the United States and/or other countries.
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