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Ikivo Animator Now Shipping

Mobile SVG software application now includes opacity and gradient support (July 22, 2005)

Ikivo AB, the leading provider of Mobile SVG tools, today announces that Ikivo Animator 1.1 for Windows and Macintosh, is now shipping. This latest version of the mobile content authoring solution now includes a numerous new features including Opacity and Gradient support and extensive preview profiles.

Ikivo Animator is a Mobile SVG software application for producing high-quality SVG Tiny animations.  Designed to work with Adobe® Creative Suite, Ikivo Animator integrates smoothly with Adobe Illustrator® CS and Adobe GoLive® CS to help designers and developers rapidly design, animate, test, and deploy rich Mobile SVG content to mass-market devices.

Ikivo Animator enables designers to move, scale, rotate, and change the attributes of SVG Tiny content over time, as well as to embed interactivity. As designers work in Ikivo Animator, they can precisely preview the results for targeted mobile devices, significantly reducing the effort previously involved in preparing Mobile SVG graphics. Illustrator CS and GoLive CS complement Ikivo Animator by providing the additional tools needed to design the source SVG graphics (which are converted to SVG Tiny in Animator) and to deploy the final SVG Tiny animations effectively.


By producing a richer graphical experience, Ikivo Animator can help designers and developers tap into the potential for creating high-value business and consumer mobile services. For example, designers can create news feeds that include visual information, design sophisticated location-based services, and ensure that documents display in a clear, readable format on mobile devices. From infotainment to financial services, maps, games, and more, interactive SVG Tiny animations open the door for more effective creation and distribution of graphically compelling mobile content.

Price and Availability

Ikivo Animator for Windows and Macintosh is available immediately through Ikivos online store (www.ikivo.com) and Adobes online store (www.adobe.com) for $349 (U.S.).                                                        

About Ikivo

Ikivo (formerly Zoomon), based in Stockholm, Sweden, is the leading developer of software solutions for Mobile SVG. These solutions address the needs of mobile device manufacturers, mobile operators and content creators, empowering them to create and enable rich compelling media services for mass-market mobile phones. Core products include the Ikivo SVG Player, a standards-compliant technology that allows phone manufacturers to enable their devices for Mobile SVG, and Ikivo Animator, a professional content creation tool that integrates into different design workflows to animate static SVG content for mobile phones. Ikivo is an active participant in the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), and has been instrumental in driving industry standards and shaping the future of mobile graphics. For more information, visit www.ikivo.com.

About Scalable Vector Graphics

SVG is a platform independent 2D vector graphics standard defined by the World Wide Web consortium (W3C). The SVG Tiny specification contains a subset of the complete standard that allows for the constrained resources of mobile handsets and is now the mandatory format for personal messaging. Because Mobile SVG is an XML-based vector graphics standard, mobile graphics can be dynamically resized to fit any device without distorting the content and then transmitted over 2.x and 3G-based mobile networks. Ikivo, in conjunction with Adobe and other leading companies, such as Nokia and Sony-Ericsson, has been at the forefront of developing the true subset of the full desktop-based SVG within a specialist W3C workgroup.


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