As for our new application for iPhone OS 3.0, we have released QuickPigeon. It’s FREE app and now available on the AppStore ;-)

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Some of you may have already noticed on the AppStore! The top middle one is it!

This is a “carrier pigeon” application which utilizes the Push Notification Service, one of new features of iPhone OS 3.0. Though, a few decades ago, carrier pigeons were more popular than now, recently, instead of them, we use email, mobile phones and iPhone.

Email or text are much faster and certain way to send someone specifically something and get contact with them. But don’t you feel that email took longer to get replies to casual short question, such as “How about having lunch with me?” “Do you wanna go to drink?” and text is expensive to do that?  If you have felt such things, please try QuickPigeon!

Just write and send Yes/No question to your friends, and your questions will be sent as HTML mail.  Your friends can directly answer Yes or No to the mail.

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By the Push Notification Service, the Pigeon will tell you that you have received the answers. His notification singing will be different depending on the answer. After some exchanges, you will be able to know whether the answer is Yes or No only by hearing his singing.

When you asked more than one friend, you can chekc their answers in a list.

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Though, this application utilizes the Push Notification Service, you can send your pigeon to any version of iPhone/ iPod touch and Mac. Receivers can also reply with any of them.

How about experiencing the little excitement of sending and receiving pigeons again with this application?

Hope this application will make  your iPhone life and communication a little more joyful  and a bit dear.

Hum… I feel like going have lunch with friends, “Have you have had lunch?” and send it to them by my Pigeon … OK!

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QuickPigeion Official Website

“Three”

June 19, 2009

WWDC 2009 is over and now OS 3.0 for both iPhone and iPod touch is available. Many users have installed or going to do it. With the new release of OS, our ZeptoPad has been finally upgraded to version 3.0! Thanks very much 2.99 β testers again for your cooperation.

As for new features of ZeptoPad 3.0, they are almost the same as what I mentioned in 2.99; New rendering engines for faster and easier drawing. More diagram drawing tools and more color are available. Also, background color is chosen between white, black, and blue! So, in addition to white and black knight, blue magician joined our party! By P2P feature, you can share your worksheet with other ZeptoPad. Your works are saved in folders for easier categorization and management.

Our most recommending point of ZeptoPad 3.0 is Slide Show mode. This is a remote control function to display up to three worksheet on different screens of Mac/PCs. With it, you can manipulate the worksheets as you like it.

Regarding remote control, where is the place to control a space shuttle far from on the earth? Most of people might know, yes, it is NASA. Ryo went there the other day.

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It was amazing and impressive place. Full of science, technology and possibility.  Astronauts are really tough guys. They have literary and military arts, and well trained. A great astronaut, Mr Sonny Carter was a physician and a professional soccor player, and in the Navy, he attended TOPGUN. In NASA, he played an  active role as a specialist of EVA,

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However, even such tough and smart guys, decision in the ultimate environment, in the space, is incredibly difficult. The mutual and specific communication is necessary between in the space and on the earth. A trivial mistake can change a bunch of high technology suddenly into disastrous bomb. But people in NASA never give up. From the failure, they learn the next step, improvement, and a new challenge.

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“Failure is not an option,” this is the words by Mr Gene Kranz, a Fright Director of Apollo ⅩⅢ. His word is now theme of NASA and encourage people to go on to the next stage.

His computer was IBM System 360, a big and old computer, which 8-bit byte addressing and binary, has 256KB of main storage, and works with 2MHz speed.

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Computers now may be able to solve more difficult calculation, have more storage and work by higher speed than it. But it have certainly operated the space shuttle and let people reach the moon.  Now, the space shuttle control computers become like this.

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You may notice that each people has at least three screens on the desk. Also, in Mission Control Center, they have triple displays.

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Like people in NASA, using three things, screens, or sometimes more at the same time is necessary. Therefore, Slide Show mode of ZeptoPad 3.0, which enables you to use three screens at the same time, was necessary and important improvement…wasn’t it?

Using three screen with ZeptoPad 3.0 on iPhone/iPod touch OS 3.0 would be similar experience as using three screen in NASA. Expecting the possibility of iPhone, such as a day would come when we will be able to operate a space shuttle by iPhone (and ZeptoPad?), we continue to improve, develop and challenge things.”Failure is not an option,” but also, failure would be the step to the next, I believe so. Of course, we will do best to prevent mistakes and inconvenience!

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We expect the future of iPhone and ZeptoTools.

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