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Developer Creates PlayBook Tiff Viewer App in Less than 24 Hours

 Tiff Viewer

A few people highlighted this story to me this week so I thought it would be worth sharing. Jon Web from Innovatology, the developer of the popular Files & Folders app, decided to set a challenge for himself this past Saturday to see if he could make a solid PlayBook app in less than 24 hours. He tweeted his progress (@BrainsForRent) using the hashtag #PlayBook24 and then wrote up this Twitter transcript of the process.

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Jon decided to create an app that would allow users to view Tiff image files on their PlayBook. In case you are not familiar with them Tiff images are complex usually large files that can contain multiple pages inside them. They usually result from scans or faxes and tend to be in portrait mode. All in all Jon put 19 hours into developing his Tiff viewer app that he has already submitted to App World. 16 hours to develop and then 2 hours to clean up the design and add an into screen and another hour to optimize the native C code for performance.

The results look pretty impressive as you can see in the screenshots. You can keep an eye out for the Tiff viewer in App World under Jon’s vendor ID.

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  1. That is impressive, and would be useful for that type of files.

  2. This is awesome. I work in Legal IT (E-Discovery) where tiff-ing is the standard for document productions and attorney review. Making a tiff app is great. But the icing on the cake is that his viewer appears to be able to access color tiffs…that is just amazing. I know costly document review tools that can’t do that.

  3. This is damn cool. Good job!

    This is definitely going to be very usefulfor many!

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