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Rowan Hanna

Planet PDF Contributing Editor

Rowan Hanna leads all things technological as Foxit SDK BU's VP of SDK Products and Solutions and Debenu's CTO. Before co-founding Debenu, he worked with Nitro PDF Software as the divisional manager of Planet PDF's online sales unit, PDF Store.

Rowan worked closely with customers and software vendors, has an extensive knowledge of document management related products, and drove PDF Store to become the premier location for independent PDF software and Adobe Acrobat plug-ins.

Rowan also joined the Nitro PDF product development team to design and test new product features based on customer feedback, with a focus on usability and quality.

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UWP and PDF: tell me more

Remember back in the 90s, when desktops were all the rage, and laptops and smartphones were, well, mostly non-existent. The powerful technology from Microsoft at that time included Windows 3.1, Windows NT and Windows 98. Well, fast-forward 30 odd years into the future, and powerful devices that can display things using Microsoft Windows Universal Platform (UWP) technology are everywhere. By using this technology, software developers can now create universal apps for use on Xbox One, Hololens and of course, Windows 10, and Windows Mobile..

Developer   November 07, 2017

PDF SDK & PDF Developer Libraries

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Developer   September 14, 2017

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The number of PDFs currently distributed is estimated to be over 2.5 trillion! The main areas of concern are based on making use of PDF in medium to large businesses.

Enterprise & Government   June 28, 2016

PDF Days Europe 2016

The PDF Days Europe 2016 conference will be held between the 14th and 15th of June in Berlin, Germany. Topics will include PDF in the mobile device context, accessible PDF documents and forms, electronic invoice solutions and more. Planet PDF highly recommends attending this conference.

Enterprise & Government   June 03, 2016

PDF Is A Platform

With the PDF Technical Conference in San Jose coming up shortly -- 19th and 20th of October -- it's worth taking a few minutes to review one of the major themes that will be discussed at the conference: PDF as a platform.

Developer   October 09, 2015

Foxit Acquires LuraTech

Foxit Corporation, the company behind the hugely popular Foxit Reader and Foxit PhantomPDF, has announced the acquisition of LuraTech Imaging GmbH and all its subsidiaries.

Enterprise & Government   October 09, 2015

PDF Technical Conference 2015

The PDF Technical Conference 2015 will be held this year on the 19th and 20th of October in San Jose. It's a two day conference that takes an in-depth look at PDF from the perspective of developers, IT managers and product managers.

Enterprise & Government   September 17, 2015

Convert scanned PDFs to text documents using Google Drive

Converting a scanned PDF to text hasn't always been easy or cheap, but with the optical character recognition (OCR) technology to Google Drive, it is now free and pretty easy to boot. In this article Rowan Hanna takes a closer look at how to convert scanned PDFs to text documents using Google Drive.

Enterprise & Government   April 15, 2014

Two Passwords Are Better Than One: The Low-Down On PDF Security

For people who don't spend their time looking at PDF files in text editors*, PDF security is a sometimes misunderstood beast.

For example, those document restrictions that PDF files sometimes have -- no Printing, Content Copying, Page Extraction, etc -- are essentially useless unless the PDF also has a User Password.

Developer   January 09, 2014

Native PDF Viewer added to Firefox

The team at Mozilla has released a beta version of Firefox 19 which includes a new native PDF viewer based on the PDF.js open source project.

Enterprise & Government   January 14, 2013
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