Perth, Australia – Pixelglow Software today launched Instaviz 1.9 to support Apple’s new iPhone 4 and iOS 4.0 system update. The first and best iOS diagram sketcher is now enhanced for the iPhone 4 high-resolution retina display and iOS 4.0 multitasking functionality. The new version also features output to external displays such as video projectors and VGA monitors.
First released in December 2008, Instaviz has become one of the most popular diagramming software on the iOS platform, with its simple sketch-to-create interface and deep feature set. Enthusiastic users have purchased over 6,000 copies, upgraded over 12,000 times and awarded it 3.5 stars out of 5 stars over 154 ratings on the App Store.
Terry White is the Worldwide Design Evangelist for Adobe Systems Inc. and co-author of The iPhone Book. He loves the way Instaviz works. “Here’s what I like about it, I don’t have to worry about picking tools to draw the various shapes – I have a tool right here: it’s my finger! ”
Instaviz 1.9 has 12 different bug fixes and enhancements. Users can now copy multiple diagrams to paste them in other apps, and also open and preview diagrams within other apps such as Mail. The new version offers faster display and scrolling, especially with larger diagrams.
“Our users wanted to see their diagrams writ large on a video projector,” says Glen Low, author of Instaviz. “I believe they’ll be happy with the simple interface I’ve designed for this. Plug in the VGA connector cable and it just works.”
Instaviz is an iOS application that turns roughly sketched shapes and lines into beautifully laid-out diagrams. Instaviz uses Recog, a new shape recognition engine. Trained on over 2,500 sketches drawn by real users, Recog uses advanced fuzzy logic and sophisticated geometric algorithms to recognize what the user sketched in a split second. Instaviz also uses Graphviz as its automated graph layout engine. The industry standard for automated graph layout, Graphviz represents over 20 years of AT&T Information Visualization research.
* US English, Chinese, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.0 or later
* 3.3 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Instaviz 1.9 is $9.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Business category. The single download will work on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Existing users can upgrade for free.
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. Copyright (C) 2010 Pixelglow 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.