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ZeptoPad 1.5 ;handwritten note-taking application for the iPhone and iPod touch - Copy / Paste

September 8, 2008 by admin · Leave a Comment 

24-7PressRelease/ - TOKYO, JAPAN - September 08, 2008 - Ubiquitous Entertainment Inc. (abbreviated to UEI; headquarters: Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo; CEO: Ryo Shimizu) is pleased to announce the launch of ZeptoPad 1.5, an upgraded version of the handwritten note-taking application ZeptoPad, now on sale for the iPhone and iPod touch. A video available on Youtube: http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=02_GqDD1w8k

This product will show at AppleExpo 2008 in Paris, 17th-20th September. The functions added to the ZeptoPad 1.5 are as follows:

New functions provided by ZeptoPad 1.5
Copy / paste of multiple figures and texts
Thanks to this newly added function, users will now be able to copy and paste multiple figures and texts using the editing tool.

Three display modes available.
Instead of the single display mode originally offered, ZeptoPad 1.5 will allow users to choose from a total of three different display modes: plain, ruler, and grid. An especially high level of demand had been expressed for the grid display function.

Zoom out function
After using the ZeptoPad special feature which allows the screen to be expanded and higher levels of detail in drawings, users will now be able to zoom out so as to quickly display entire drawings within a single screen.

Redo function
In addition to the undo function offered previously, ZeptoPad 1.5 will also include a redo function, providing users with a greater level of control to edit content.

Rotate / expand / shrink
In addition to the move function offered previously, ZeptoPad 1.5 will allow users to rotate, expand, and shrink imported images and the entire drawn area of text and figures.

Enhanced basic functions
- The maximum number of worksheets that can be saved has increased from 16 to 320.
- The maximum number of paths that can be drawn has increased from 96 to 256.
- The resolution of pasted images has been upgraded from 32×32 to 128×128.

Help page featuring multilingual support
In line with the global expansion of the App Store, the help page will be written in eight different languages. (Languages available: English, Japanese, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Spanish, and Portuguese)

About ZeptoPad
ZeptoPad allows users to write and draw on their iPhone with a freedom that rivals the experience of using a paper notebook. “Zepto” is a prefix in the International System of Units denoting 10 to the negative 21st power.Accordingly, this application was developed to allow users to sketch without limitations, expanding and shrinking worksheets as they see fit. While previous note-taking applications have always focused on memorization, the aim of ZeptoPad is to support the act of thinking.

Main functions of ZeptoPad

Text input
Users are able to record text data inputted via the keypad.

Handwritten note-taking
In order to create figures which would be difficult to construct using text alone, users can input data by handwriting on the touchscreen. Data with a much higher level of detail can therefore be recorded.

Directory
Using this function, users can bring up a list of the worksheets they have created.

Worksheet sharing (Shake&Share function)
To share a worksheet, users can either attach it as an image to an email and then send it, or transmit it to another ZeptoPad via Wi-Fi (using the Shake&Share function).

Note: A worksheet can be transmitted with the Shake&Share function when two iPhones (iPod touches) have ZeptoPad installed, are connected to the same Wi-Fi access point, and are then shaken up and down simultaneously.

Product / service specifications
Product / service name: Handwritten note-taking application ZeptoPad 1.5
Developer / seller: Ubiquitous Entertainment Inc.
URL: http://zeptopad.com/ (English website)
http://zeptopad.com/index_j.html (Japanese website)
Purchase site: App Store
Price: Free ($9.99 for a new purchase)

About Ubiquitous Entertainment Inc.
Ubiquitous Entertainment Inc. (headquarters:Tokyo,Japan; CEO: Ryo Shimizu) is a technology development corporation offering services based on technologies adopted by the IPA (Information-Technology Promotion Agency, Japan) Exploratory Software Project over a wide range of applications.

UEI boasts a large number of web-based products including an independently developed high-performance RDF database framework, the ZEKE CMS solution, and a CGM site development tool (as of June 2008).

URL: http://www.uei.co.jp/

Contact information
Ubiquitous Entertainment Inc.
Hongo Ohara Bldg, 5-24-6 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan 113-0033
Phone: 81 (0)3-5840-8823
Fax: 81 (0)3-5840-8825
Department to be contacted: Solution Business Division
Email: info@uei.co.jp

*The iPhone and iPod touch are registered trademarks of Apple Inc.
*Other general product names, etc. are all trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

Ubiquitous Entertainment Inc. (headquarters: Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo; CEO: Ryo Shimizu) is a technology development corporation offering services based on technologies adopted by the IPA (Information-Technology Promotion Agency, Japan) Exploratory Software Project over a wide range of applications.

UEI boasts a large number of web-based products including an independently developed high-performance RDF database framework, the ZEKE CMS solution, and a CGM site development tool (as of June 2008).

UEI releases ZeptoPad 1.5 ;the handwritten note-taking application for the iPhone and iPod touch. Copy / paste of multiple figures and texts, as well as a grid display function, are now available.
http://zeptopad.com/ (English website)
http://zeptopad.com/index_j.html (Japanese website)

About Ubiquitous Entertainment Inc

Ubiquitous Entertainment Inc. (headquarters: Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo; CEO: Ryo Shimizu) is a technology development corporation offering services based on technologies adopted by the IPA (Information-Technology Promotion Agency, Japan) Exploratory Software Project over a wide range of applications.

UEI boasts a large number of web-based products including an independently developed high-performance RDF database framework, the ZEKE CMS solution, and a CGM site development tool (as of June 2008).

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