SplashPhoto™ 3.5 for Palm OS5
Image Viewer Accelerated for Palm OS5 ARM-Based Handhelds
Seattle, WA -
Oct. 29, 2002 - SplashData, Inc., the leading developer of virtual wallet
applications for Palm OS handhelds, today announced a significant upgrade to
SplashPhoto, its best-selling image viewer for Palm OS handhelds. SplashPhoto
3.5 has been optimized for Palm OS5/ARM-based handhelds and includes several
other enhancements for viewing, organizing and sharing JPEG images. The new
version is available now for $19.95.
a fast, easy to use, high quality image viewer for Palm OS handhelds, awarded
Best Image Viewerî by Handheld Computing Magazine. SplashPhoto supports
virtually all color and grayscale Palm OS handhelds from Palm, Handspring, Sony,
Kyocera, Samsung and others. The new version of SplashPhoto has been designed
specifically to take advantage of the high-resolution screen and fast ARM
processor found in new Palm OS5 devices, including the recently introduced Palm
Tungsten-T and Sony Clie NX70.
SplashPhoto 3.5 takes advantage of the faster speed of the ARM processor by
incorporating ARMlets, ARM native code that enables much faster processing of
certain functions like decoding and displaying JPEG images. The resulting
software runs approximately 15 times faster than competitive image viewers. On a
Palm OS5/ARM-based handheld, SplashPhoto can display a hi-res 320x320 JPEG image
in 1 second versus an average of 15 seconds for competitive products.
SplashPhoto is the only Palm OS image viewer available today that has been
developed to take specific advantage of the ARM processor for processor
intensive tasks such as JPEG decoding.
are thrilled with the significant performance increase we have achieved
by developing SplashPhoto specifically for Palm OS5 and the ARM processor,"
said John Chaffee, President of SplashData. "When we developed
native ARM-processor support in SplashPhoto, we did it with the expectation
that the ARM processor would provide the necessary power to allow for
a fast, pleasurable user experience. We werenįt disappointed - SplashPhoto
3.5 absolutely screams on the new Palm OS5 ARM-based handhelds! With
SplashPhotoįs support for virtually all Palm OS handheld models, high
resolution displays, JPEG viewing, and VFS external memory cards, it
is the natural choice for any handheld user who is looking for a fast,
easy to use, high quality image viewer at an affordable price."
SplashData has released a software developerįs kit for third-party
developers who wish to display images from within their Palm OS application. The
SDK allows developers to call SplashPhoto from within their host application to
display an image and then return control back to the host application.
Developers interested in the SDK can contact SplashData at
Features in SplashPhoto 3.5
for Palm OS5/ARM-based handhelds.
- Support for
Palm OS5 high-resolution (320x320) displays.
Desktop (for Windows and Macintosh) can now install cropped JPEGs on the
handheld, as well as PDBs.
- JPEG images
installed on the device now have cached thumbnails, resulting in much faster
- JPEG images on
the handheld can be edited, just like PDBs, with categories and notes and be
marked as Private.
- JPEG images
can be beamed to other handhelds running SplashPhoto.
- JPEG images
are decoded in the background when viewing a slideshow.
thumbnails are displayed on hi-res devices.
- PDB images are
now compressed, resulting in about a 20% file size reduction.
Software Developerįs Kit (SDK).
- And more
SplashPhoto is available now for $19.95. Upgrades are free for registered
users. SplashPhoto may also be purchased in a bundle as part of the SplashWallet
Suite, which includes SplashID, SplashMoney, SplashPhoto and SplashShopper for
$39.95 (a 50% discount). The products may be purchased direct from SplashData at
http://www.splashdata.com. Free 30-day trial versions are also available for
SplashPhoto supports all handheld models running Palm OS 3.1 or later
including Palm, Handspring, Sony, HandEra, Kyocera, Samsung and Symbol.
SplashPhoto Desktop, the desktop software that enhances and installs images to
the handheld, supports Windows 95, 98, ME, NT4, 2000 and XP; or Mac OS 9 and X.
SplashData is the leading developer of virtual wallet applications for Palm
OS handhelds. SplashDataįs applications provide all the functions of a
traditional wallet in digital form, enabling a truly mobile digital lifestyle.
SplashData's top quality products and experienced management team are playing a
leadership role in the emerging mobile applications market. Founded in 2000,
SplashData is privately held and based in Seattle, WA. For more information
please visit http://www.splashdata.com, or call SplashData at (206) 780-9184.
Copyright 2002 SplashData, Inc. All rights reserved. SplashPhoto is a trademark
of SplashData, Inc.
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