Microsoft Wants Seadragon Mobile in Windows Mobile 7
Article by George Norman
On 06 May 2009
Seadragon Mobile, the app that Microsoft Live Labs released late last year, is making the headlines once again. It turns out that Microsoft has big, very big plans for this free iPhone app that allows you to seamlessly go through incredibly large images (in excess of 1GB) – the Redmond-bases software giant wants to take Seadragon to every platform out there, including the upcoming Windows 8 and Windows Mobile 7

This information has come to light via a job advertisement, out of which we’ve picked the following excerpt: “We’re currently seeking a Lead Developer who’s excited to make a huge impact on Microsoft by bringing Seadragon concepts and code to Microsoft products. We have already put Seadragon in Silverlight. Now we want to take it everywhere: Windows 8, Windows Mobile 7, WPF, XNA. You will be the one building and leading the team to accomplish this challenging task.”


For the reader interested in getting a job on the Seadragon team, which is part of Microsoft Live Labs, the full job advertisement is available here. Go through the entire presentation and see if you fit the bill and have what it takes to join “a very bottoms-up organization, comprised of passionate self-driven individuals who define [their] direction on a daily basis.”

Just as a little reminder for those of you that are not familiar with Seadragon, here is how the app was described by Windows Live Labs at the time: “Want to see giga-pixel images on your iPhone? Now you can--with Seadragon Mobile. Seadragon Mobile brings the same smooth image browsing you get on the PC to the mobile platform. Get super-close in on a map or photo, with just a few pinches or taps of your finger. Browse an entire collection of photos from a single screen. You can browse Deep Zoom Images that you can create from your own pictures or your Photosynth collection (or anybody else's).”

If you would like to get the Seadragon for free, an iTunes download location is available here.

Tags: Microsoft, Live Labs, Seadragon, Windows Mobile 7, Windows 8
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