Exploring document navigation and interaction on mobile devices

PDFTron Systems Inc. specializes in PDF, SVG, XPS and other graphics technologies. As a leading global provider of cross-platform, high-performance products, it has helped customers worldwide from different disciplines. Based on the success of its product – PDFNet SDK on desktops, PDFTron is motivated to expand their technology to a fast-growing market – hand-held touch screen devices. But with limited CPU and display surfaces of tables, new challenges emerge to minimize lag, flicker, and other viewing artifacts. PDFTron has developed a tiling-algorithm to address some of these issues. In this project, we wish to improve a number of shortcomings of the current algorithm so that it can produce better document navigation and interaction experience on mobile devices. The research on the current algorithm will prepare PDFTron to transform their technology to all kinds of mobile touch screen devices. 

Amy Li
Faculty Supervisor: 
Dr. Richard Zhang
British Columbia