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kanaksony
Posts: 571
Registered: ‎04-11-2009
My Device: BB 10 Dev Alpha

PDF reader open source libraries

Hi Experts,

 

I want to know if there are any open source APIs available for creating a PDF reader application for BlackBerry. There are available for one is JPedel - http://pdf.jpedal.org/

 

Any comments are really appreciable.

 

Thanks,

Kanak Sony

 

 

 

 

 

Regards,
Kanak Sony
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simon_hain
Posts: 16,282
Registered: ‎07-29-2008
My Device: Z10 LE, Z30, Passport

Re: PDF reader open source libraries

none that i know of. the one you linked is a desktop java solution

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kanaksony
Posts: 571
Registered: ‎04-11-2009
My Device: BB 10 Dev Alpha

Re: PDF reader open source libraries

Thanks Simon for reply.. Yeah I know its for desktop apps....

 

I have gone thru follwing posts by  Zahid, in which he's also talking about same concept -

 

http://supportforums.blackberry.com/t5/Java-Development/PDF-Viewer/m-p/260607#M42879

 

http://supportforums.blackberry.com/t5/Java-Development/File-Connection-ArticInterface-Format-RE-out...

 

Hence wanted to know feedback from Experts on the forum... Also, I want to know how following applications have been developed?

 

http://www.cerience.com/products/reader &

http://www.dataviz.com/products/documentstogo/blackberry/keyfeatures_ptg.html

 

Any ideas how to initiate?

 

Thanks

Regards,
Kanak Sony
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rcmaniac25
Posts: 1,805
Registered: ‎04-28-2009
My Device: Z10 (STL100-4)-10.2.1.3253, Z10 (STL100-3)-10.3.1.997 Dev OS, Z30 (STA100-5)-10.3.1.997 Dev OS, Passport (SQW100-1)-10.3.0.1418, PlayBook (16GB)-2.1.0.1917

Re: PDF reader open source libraries

The most common way that PDFs are displayed is to send them to a server, process them there, then send them back to be shown on the device.

 

I don't have a server available and don't want to spend the money to rent one. So I wrote a non-network using PDF renderer. It is based off Sun's PDF Renderer. Though this might be the solution to your question there is one catch, it's not done (kinda a deal breaker often time).

 

I am working at getting it finished (only real code left is type specific rendering code and a separate library to handle ICC color space conversion, also in the works and the current reason why PDF Renderer is not working).

 

Once the color conversion library is done then it should be free sailing, just don't expect it in the next week or so. Just letting you know that it does exist.

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kanaksony
Posts: 571
Registered: ‎04-11-2009
My Device: BB 10 Dev Alpha

Re: PDF reader open source libraries

Thanks rcmania25 for the response...

 

So do u think all above applications are working with the help of Server to display the PDF Files? Is this the reason the requirements for the application contains BIS/BES connection on device.

 

Thanks.

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rcmaniac25
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Re: PDF reader open source libraries

Yes.

 

Some users on this forum who needed to display a PDF have asked if it's possible to use BIS/BES for the converstion because when you have a PDF as an attachment in an email, BIS/BES automatically converts it to images so they can be viewed on the device.

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markee174
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎08-28-2010
My Device: Not Specified

Re: PDF reader open source libraries

The is an Open Source ME version of JPedal at http://www.jpedal.org/all_download.php (click the java me tab).

 

Regards,

 

MArk

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rishikeshsinghpbh
Posts: 121
Registered: ‎05-31-2012
My Device: 9900

Re: PDF reader open source libraries

Hi Kanak,

Have u accomplished this, If yes please guide me. I also need to open PDF in my app.

 

Thanks in advance,

Rishikesh Singh