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.



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,


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.


“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.


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.


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


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!


We expect the future of iPhone and ZeptoTools.