08-02-2010 01:33 AM
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.
08-02-2010 04:00 AM
none that i know of. the one you linked is a desktop java solution
08-02-2010 05:01 AM
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 -
Hence wanted to know feedback from Experts on the forum... Also, I want to know how following applications have been developed?
Any ideas how to initiate?
08-02-2010 06:01 AM
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.
08-02-2010 06:57 AM
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.
08-02-2010 10:25 AM
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.