Halcyon Calc 1.3 - Now Available For The iPad

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[prMac.com] Ottawa, Canada - Halcyon Touch Software is pleased to announce version 1.3 of Halcyon Calc for the iPhone, iPod touch and now also the iPad. With the latest version, the Halcyon Calc UI has been completely redesigned to take advantage of the iPad and the retina display of the iPhone 4. The display has an even more authentic "classic" appearance. The calculator now includes mode icons and different cursors which help to communicate to the user the calculator's state. Startup performance and expression plotting performance is much improved in the latest version.

Students, scientists, engineers and others need to manipulate complicated equations. They need to evaluate these expressions for different input values quickly, even if those input values are real, complex or integer numbers. The ability to find roots, maxima and minima of these expressions is required. Expressions need to be viewed in an X/Y coordinate space to find regions of interest. Halcyon Calc is able to do all of these things.

Although inspired by the look and feel of classic calculators, Halcyon Calc takes advantage of the touch interface on iOS devices. The stack display can be browsed by directly scrolling the display. Cut, copy and paste is supported. X/Y plots are directly manipulated through pinch to zoom and panning gestures that users of the platform are already accustomed to. Rotating the device into landscape mode will hide the calculator's buttons and the plot is shown full screen providing even more detail.

With over 190 built-in operations, Halcyon Calc v1.3 provides the most commonly required functions expected in a scientific calculator. However, using a simple programming language, Halcyon Calc can easily be extended to add support for new operators. Custom operations can themselves be used in expressions which can then be plotted or evaluated like any other expression.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later
* 3.4 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Halcyon Calc 1.3 is $4.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Utilities category. Version 1.3 is a free upgrade for all current customers of Halcyon Calc.

Halcyon Touch Software is a small company founded in 2008 with the goal of writing unique software for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad platforms primarily for the education and technical professional market. Copyright (C) 2008-2010 Halcyon Touch Software. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.


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