Well, who would have thought that Microsoft would get into iPhone development?
On 13th December 2008, Microsoft Live Labs announced the launch of a preview release of its Seadragon Mobile application for the iPhone.
Seadragon Mobile provides smooth image viewing and scaling, just like we're used to seeing on the iPhone with Google Maps.
It makes sense that the iPhone's the first mobile platform to get such an app. It's powerful UI is a natural for it. Blackberries and Nokias just don't have the graphics capability. What's interesting, though, is that there's no sign of a version for Windows Mobile yet.
I've been having a play with it and, while it's not going to set the world alight, it's nice to see that Microsoft are mature enough to recognise that the iPhone is a viable platform for their technology.
You can download Seadragon Mobile for free from the Apple iTunes App Store.
Dec 17 2008, 08:02 PM