|Description||Mobile Productivity App Developer|
Avatron Software is a leading developer of productivity-enhancing mobile applications, including Air Sharing, Air Display, and Print Sharing.
Avatron’s Air Sharing file-sharing app was downloaded by more than 1 million users in its first two weeks and raised the bar for iOS application design and quality.
The company’s Air Display app turns an iPad into a wireless computer monitor with a touchscreen.
Print Sharing lets you print documents from an iOS device to a shared printer.
Air Dictate uses Apple’s Siri voice dictation feature to let you talk into an iPhone 4S in order to enter text on your computer. Air Dictate made news when Apple removed it from the App Store for “using Siri.”
Avatron was founded in April 2008 by Dave Howell, a former Apple software engineering manager, and a team of veteran Mac programmers. Five Avatron employees are ex-Apple. The company is based in Portland, Oregon.
In May 2012, Avatron spun off a new company called The App Group, dedicated to custom mobile app development. Avatron remains focused on its own apps.
|Launch Date||May 8, 2009|
The Air Display app turns your iPad into a wireless extra monitor for your computer.
“Turn your iPad screen into an extra PC monitor with Air Display, and never again miss a new Twitter post, Facebook post or stock market move.” –New York Times
“Setting up the app is as simple as downloading a client for your Mac, and selecting your iPad (running Air Display) from a pull-down menu in the Menu Bar.” –Gizmodo
“Clever tool… Setup takes less than two minutes… The app worked like a charm by providing more screen real estate whenever and wherever it’s needed. ” –USA Today
“There are a number of remote screen-viewing apps for the iPad, but Air Display is the most simple and elegant: It extends your Mac or PC’s screen onto the iPad’s touchscreen real estate.” –Fast Company
Air Display’s performance is extremely responsive, employing a unique dynamic compression algorithm. On a typical Wi-Fi network, mouse cursor refreshes are indistinguishable from a wired mouse.
Air Display works in both landscape and portrait configurations. Just rotate your screen, and it automatically reconfigures.
Air Display makes a laptop much more useful. Adding the iPad’s 1024x768 display nearly doubles the screen area of a laptop or netbook.
Air Display not only gives you a wireless computer screen extender, but also works as a tablet input device. You can use your finger to draw directly on the screen’s surface. Try it with a calculator app, painting tool, or music control surface! Simple gestures allow you to operate the right mouse button and scroll wheel.
You can connect to Air Display from both Mac and Windows. And because it’s a universal app, it works on an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.
When you rotate the screen, or disconnect and reconnect, your windows are automatically repositioned appropriately, so you don’t have to drag them back to the iOS device.
In addition to Air Display for iOS, Avatron also offers Air Display for Mac (which lets you use an extra Mac as a monitor for another Mac or Windows PC), Air Display for Android, and Air Display for Bada. Early in 2012 the company will release Air Display for Windows.