December 7, 2009 in Business (E)
[prMac.com] Perth, Australia - Pixelglow Software today launched Instaviz 1.5, the latest version of the first and best diagram sketching software for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch - featuring animated diagram changes, better scrolling and zooming, and batch file operations.
First released in December 2008, Instaviz has become one of the most popular diagramming software on the iPhone platform, with its simple sketch-to-create interface and deep feature set. Enthusiastic users have awarded 3 1/2 stars out of 5 stars over 88 ratings on the iPhone App Store.
Instaviz is NorthCoast Anne's new favorite thing. "I love being able to use the touch screen to draw shapes and connectors, and then delete what doesn't work, with just a quick shake of the iPod," the App Store customer says. "This app is still lots of fun to use, and gives you the ability to create beautiful diagrams. I know I'll find myself wanting to diagram everything!"
Instaviz 1.5 has an entirely new display architecture, based on the iPhone 3.0 Core Animation layer infrastructure. This results in better diagram display while scrolling and zooming. Diagram changes are now animated to show how the user's editing actually affects the diagram.
The new version also features batch file operations. Users can now email, export or preview multiple diagrams, while choosing any of four different file formats: Graphviz GV, Acrobat PDF, PNG Image and Visio VDX.
All in all, this version contains 25 different bug fixes and enhancements. "Scrolling and zooming should now be so smooth you don't notice you're working on a small screen," says Glen Low, author of Instaviz. "On the other hand, animating diagram changes is more than eye candy, it draws your attention to how your editing reworks the diagram layout."
The new YouTube video on the website showcases the app's amazing ability to recognize shapes and automatically layout diagrams.
Instaviz is an iPhone and iPod Touch application that turns roughly sketched shapes and lines into beautifully laid-out diagrams. Instaviz uses Recog, a new shape recognition engine based on advanced fuzzy logic and trained on over 2,500 sketches drawn by real users. Instaviz also uses Graphviz, the industry standard for automated graph layout, representing over 20 years of AT&T research work.
* iPhone or iPod Touch 3.0 or later
Pricing and Availability:
Instaviz 1.5 is $9.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Business category.
Pixelglow Software synthesizes disparate ideas into simple and intuitive working software solutions. On the Macintosh, Windows and web platforms for over 12 years, Pixelglow Software works with clients ranging from small firms to multinationals like WorleyParsons, AT&T and Autodesk. Their Altivec-optimized SIMD toolkit macstl is well-regarded in numerics and high performance computing circles since 2003. Their port of Graphviz to Mac OS X took two prizes in the Apple Design Awards 2004: Winner for Best Open Source Product and Runner-Up for Best New Product. In 2005, Apple invited Pixelglow Software to tour Australia and New Zealand to demo new features of Mac OS X Tiger during their WWDC roadshow. Copyright (C) 2009 Pixelglow Software. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.