30 June 2011
NUITEQ® launches major version upgrade with the release of Snowflake Suite 2.0, its award-winning multi-touch software product
Skellefteå, Sweden, June 30, 2011 - NUITEQ®, the award-winning multi-touch software technology
company, today announced the launch of version upgrade 2.0 of its industry leading muli-touch software product Snowflake Suite.
The new version release is the most in depth version upgrade NUITEQ has released in over four years.
The new 2.0 release comes delivered with a much requested multi-touch browser, allowing users to zoom in/out, pan around and tune into details on websites simply by using iPhone alike finger gestures.
The multi-touch browser comes with an on-screen keyboard, supports e-mail, chat and popular websites such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, CNN, Youtube and other Flash based content websites.
Additionally Snowflake is now compatible with Apple’s Mac operating system, offering System Integrators that prefer Apple’s operating system over Windows, the opportunity to use small form factor Mac minis.
Furthermore NUITEQ developed a cost free Apple iOS application named Snowflake Remote, which allows users to utilize their iPad, iPhone or iPod as a remote input device.
Snowflake Remote can be downloaded from iTunes completely for free.
A 180 degree interface flip functionality is integrated into Snowflake, giving people that use horizontal multi-user multi-touch systems such as tables, an easy to use solution to work more collaboratively.
For months the software developers at NUITEQ have worked on completely rebuilding the Snowflake framework, making it fully QT based. This allows software developers to be more flexible and time/cost efficient when creating their own multi-touch software applications with the new Snowflake 2.0 SDK.
Other than that, the NUITEQ developers have integrated an auto updating feature, which gives users the capability to easily upgrade Snowflake in the future, without having to unininstall and reinstall complete versions, offering a more user friendly approach. Updating the software when a new release is available will be a matter of a few mouse clicks.
As by popular request of NUITEQ’s partners and customers, content such as videos, images, PDF brochures and MP3 audio files can now easily be sorted for better viewability in the Media Viewer.
And the icing on the cake, new graphics have been incorporated to give it that fresh, smooth and professional Snowflake look.
NUITEQ worked closely with its customers and partners during the beta testing process of Snowflake 2.0, to listen to their input, so that crucial feedback was integrated.
Snowflake is known for its customizability, stability and performance, however NUITEQ raised the bar even further with this new 2.0 release, making it probably the fastest performing and most stable multi-touch software product in the world.
“We are extremely excited to offer this amazing new release of Snowflake. The large amount of improvements and changes we have made to this new version, emphasizes our strong focus to continuesly develop the product so it stays in line with the expectations of our partners and customers.”, says NUITEQ’s CEO Harry van der Veen. “We are also very much looking forward to see what kind of new multi-touch software applications developers will create with our new Snowflake 2.0 SDK.”
The Snowflake 2.0 SDK allows software developers to create their own innovative multi-touch software applications on top of the Snowflake platform. The brand new SDK comes with sample applications, tutorials and instructions to assist developers to create their own applications.
Companies that prefer to outsource projects so they can focus on their core business, can access NUITEQ’s inhouse multi-touch software development team.
NUITEQ has been specializing in developing customized multi-touch software applications for over four years, which has given the company a deep experience in delivering bespoke user experiences across a wide range of industries.
Snowflake is compatible with Microsofts Windows XP, Vista, 7 and Apple’s Mac operating systems.
Snowflake is supported by virtually every multi-touch hardware device in the industry, including platforms such as:
Wacom, PQ Labs, 3M, N-trig (amongst others integrated in HP, Dell and Lenovo laptops), NextWindow, dreaMTouch, Visual Planet and rear camera based systems.
Snowflake is worldwide being used in a wide variety of industries including Public Spaces, Education, Entertainment, Exhibitions/Events, Real Estate, Museums, Retail -stores and shopping windows, Interactive advertisment, Digital signage and other industries.
A free trial version of Snowflake Suite can be downloaded from the NUITEQ website, located at www.nuiteq.com.
NUITEQ is a 2010 Red Herring 100 Global award-winning Swedish multi-touch technology company,
that offers advanced multi-touch software and hardware solutions.
Late 2010, the company was awarded the 10th Most Promising Tech Startup in the World by Guidewire Group.
NUITEQ’s vision is to improve the way people interact with technology, by creating rich engaging user interface experiences.
Visit www.nuiteq.com for more information.
In a few hours from now we will be releasing the largest version upgrade ever to Snowflake, namely version 2.0.
Keep your eyes on NUITEQ’s Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/multitouch/ as well as the NUITEQ website.
Before the release though, we wanted to already share some Snowflake 2.0 application screenshots, which you can find on the photo section of our Facebook.
June 29, 2011
NUITEQ’s award-winning multi-touch software product Snowflake Suite version 2.0 will be launched tomorrow, but in the meanwhile we want to share with you already now what we have added and improved since version 1.9.4.
Added Multi-touch Browser application
Added Mac support
Added Snowflake Remote iPad application integration (free download on iTunes)
Added 180 degree interface flip functionality
Added auto updater
Added folder support in Media Viewer
Added content sorting in Media Viewer
Added a new Snowflake core based on the Qt framework
Added a new menu type for placing icons freely
Added a completely new graphical style
Added more customizability options
Added more settings for visual quality control (VSync, AntiAliasing)
Added a mini map to the PDF Viewer
Added more loading info messages
Added drop shadow to most of the text
Added a check during Snowflake startup to see if the computer meets the requirements
Added more logging messages
Added new clip art images to Draw
Added support to have videos as menu icons
Added support for playing audio when launching an app
Added support for playing background audio
Added animation support to Bugs
Added MP3 file support in Media Viewer
Fixed various memory leaks
Fixed handling PDF to be more stable
Fixed aspect ratio issue in PDF Viewer
Fixed so that content is automatically loaded when there is just one item or folder
Fixed a lot of code optimization across the entire Snowflake Suite
Fixed a bug in Slider where content could disappear
Fixed graphics positions in CardCollect
Fixed some issues with font handling
Fixed rendering speed, is now faster performing
Fixed the Configuration Editor with new settings
Fixed TUIO handling, faster performance
Improved the general visual quality
Complete new SDK based on Snowflake Suite 2.0
General bug fixes and performance improvements
To learn more about all the changes we have made to Snowflake through the years, you can have a look at the full change log on the NUITEQ Support Wiki here.
PS: Today is the last day that you can purchase Snowflake at a 200 EUR lower rate than tomorrow. You can purchase your Snowflake license with credit card (Visa, Mastercard or American Express) or with Paypal in the NUITQ online store here.
If you prefer payments through bank wire transfer, contact us here or open up a chat with one click of your mouse, in the lower right corner of this website, where one of our colleagues will assist you.
June 28, 2011
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- Snowflake Suite 2.0 release this upcoming Thursday the 30th of June
- 26 Hidden Snowflake gems
- Snowflake Suite Configuration Editor
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- NUITEQ’s multi-touch software Snowflake Suite popular in Korea
Check it out here.
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