updated 02:25 pm EDT, Tue August 4, 2009
Software Architect has launched its CoverFlow software developer-toolkit for the Mac, SA_ImageFlow SDK. The application is a Cocoa-based framework that provides developers with a simple way to add “CoverFlow”-like image presentation to their applications. The software delivers tools for background and edge-color customization in presentations, along with support for images with transparent areas, and standard image formats. Also included is an interface builder plug-in to help users bind data to the image-flow view, without the need of writing code.
Additional features provide users with a scrollbar, along with both a sample code and source code option. The alpha channel support for images with transparent areas makes it possible for non-rectangular images to be properly displayed. SA_ImageFlow SDK also allows the process of images without blocking or preventing users from accessing other parts of the application.
The CoverFlow software developer-toolkit is compatible with any Mac OS X 10.5 or higher that contains an XCode/Cocoa development environment, and is priced at $500. Meanwhile the SDK with source code is priced higher at $2,500; a demo version is also available for download.