Open Door Networks and Project A enhance their iPhone product line

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[prMac.com] Ashland, Oregon - Open Door Networks, Inc. and Project A, Inc. announced today that they have enhanced their line of "Envi" iPhone and iPod touch applications by shipping three new apps plus a major upgrade to the highly-acclaimed iEnvision Web-image browser on which the line is based.

The new "Art Envi Deluxe" is an "endless art museum in your pocket." Priced at $2.99 (USD), "Art Envi Deluxe" begins where the best-selling "Art Envi" leaves off, with new features and access to additional artists and works. The app features "shows" by almost 100 new artists, with artists now organized both alphabetically and by period.

Users can save any show image for future use, there are more works for many artists, and works include captions where available. The app has also been sped up in a number of areas. Of particular note to Japanese users (with whom Art Envi was the best-selling application for over a week) is a new group of Asian artists.

"London Envi" and "Paris Envi," $1.99 (USD) each, utilize content from the venerable "Michael Brein's Travel Guides to Sightseeing by Public Transportation" series to establish the start of a set of couldn't-be-simpler see-the-top-sights travel companion apps. The apps combine everything needed to easily get to 50 of the top points of interest in each city with the display and geo-location strengths of the iPhone.

Users can look at an overview and photo of each attraction, see which subway line to take, where to get off, and how to walk from the station. All without even needing Internet access. They can view the location of the sight in the iPhone Maps application, and instructions for exactly how to get there from wherever they are. They can also pull up the official Web site for most attractions.

iEnvision, one of the "Top 10 iPhone apps to show off with" and "Top 100 must-have iPhone apps," takes advantage of the iPhone's built-in Internet access and high-resolution multi-touch display to organize Web-based images into tap-and-play full-screen automated slideshows, or "Web shows." iEnvision ships with a number of Web show "groups" built in, and users can also add groups and shows of their own favorite categories.

New iEnvision 1.1 features include the ability to save any image and to automatically create a show on any topic, "poster" images displayed before a show starts, a significant overall speed-up and a number of other features requested by users. iEnvision 1.1 remains priced at $9.99 (USD), with upgrades free for all users.

"We were recently recognized as a 'surprise entry' among the 'Ten iPhone App Developers Worth Caring About,'" said Alan Oppenheimer, president and founder of Open Door Networks. "With our new travel apps, our next Art app and the enhancements to our flagship image browser, we feel we are solidifying that position as well as expanding our foundation for the future."

Other applications (each only 99 cents) in the Envi product line include:

* Art Envi: basic collections from over a hundred of the world's greatest artists
* Comic Envi: comic strips, Web comics and cartoons, including today's and past archives
* Kid Book Envi: hundreds of classic children's books for beginning through advanced readers
* News Envi: newspaper front pages from around the U.S. and the world, plus real-time news photos
* Parks Envi: photos from hundreds of U.S. National Parks, Monuments and other sites
* Space Envi: thousands of astronomy photographs, including the latest from Mars and Saturn

Details of the full product line are available on the We-Envision Website.

About the companies
We-Envision is an innovative collaboration of two separate software companies (Open Door Networks and Project A). The mission of We-Envision.com is the design, development and deployment of the best independent software solutions for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch. Open Door Networks, Inc. was founded in 1995 by Alan Oppenheimer, co-creator of AppleTalk, the original network system for the Macintosh. Open Door is a leading provider of Internet solutions for Apple products. Project A, Inc. was founded in 1990 by Jim Teece and is a leading developer of 100% database-driven websites deployed for clients world-wide. Both companies are located in Ashland, Oregon.

Open Door Networks, Inc. was founded in 1995 by Alan Oppenheimer, co-creator of AppleTalk, the original network system for the Macintosh. Open Door is a leading provider of Internet solutions for Apple products. Copyright 1995-2008 Open Door Networks, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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