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The European Business Awards announced their winners in each of the 33 participating countries for National Public Champions, and for Belgium, this was iText! We like to think of it a little like the Eurovision Song Contest but without the kitsch and the ludicrous hair, replaced with innovation and successful growth for European companies (but we do think our hair is looking pretty nice today). This honor gets iText, who defeated nine other Belgian companies, into the second round where it will run against the other National Public Champions for the European Public Champion title. “We owe...
What do you do if you're making a tidy sum off of creating one of the world's most widely used programmable PDF libraries? Why, invest it in cinema, of course! iText was one of the backers of the movie 'Couple in a Hole' , an independent feature film helmed by director Tom Geens, debuting at the 2015 Toronto Film Festival. The movie has since received critical acclaim, with The Guardian praising it...
From February 22 to 25, the Mobile World Congress, which bills itself as "the world's largest exhibition for the mobile industry", took place in Barcelona, Spain. iText founder and CEO Bruno attended the event and shared an iText booth with Hancom as well as Hancom's new, European subsidiary ThinkFree. Over 100,000 people from 204 countries attended the event. "This was our first opportunity to present ourselves in this way to the world," said Bruno. "It was pretty intense but interesting to see people recognizing me through the iText logo on my shirt. Some people spontaneously stepped up to...
iText founder Bruno is featured over at GlobalSign with an interesting and extensive piece about electronic document signing. Starting from an issue caused by invoice fraud causing someone to lose €30.000, Bruno guides the reader through the steps for making electronic signatures work with PDF. Its three major advantages are integrity, authenticity and non-repudiation, which prevent people from getting defrauded. Bruno then gets into the more technical nitty-gritty and offers practical examples for creating and using PDF signatures - the entire article is well worth a read...
iText is proud to announce that it has made the Europe 5000 , a list compiled by Inc., an American magazine devoted to fast-growing companies. We were listed on spot #1308. The Inc. 5000 Europe list features companies that have grown from more than 90 percent all the way to nearly 12,000 percent over the past three years. To be eligible, companies must be privately held, for profit and independently-owned. In addition to its 1308th place for Europe, iText occupies the 5th spot for its home country, Belgium. “Over the past three years,...
On Tuesday, February 2, companies from the Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg) countries nominated for the National Champion race in the European Business Awards, attended a networking reception where they received their official participation certificate. Luminaries present at the event included European Commissioner for Trade Karel De Gucht. If you'd like to check out all the pictures of the Low Countries' finest business gurus, go visit the EBA website . Oh, and don't forget that you can still vote for iText until...
Tech Startup Day is a mix of hands-on workshops, real-life testimonials, plenary keynotes and networking. It is the must-attend event for tech startups in Belgium. On February 18, 2016, over 1,000 attendees will join the most complete and inspiring conference of the year. Register now ! iText founder Bruno Lowagie was the key note speaker of last year's edition. This year, he's on the lists of speakers once more. His talk is entitled "StartUp! ScaleUp!...
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At the technical support team, we have recently received a number of questions regarding support for the Universal Windows Platform . For those not in the know, UWP was designed by Microsoft to improve portability of applications between all possible Windows-style devices. In the older .NET Framework, porting an existing app to a new device family (e.g. wearables, XBox, etc.) is a non-trivial task. UWP aims to solve this problem by introducing a unified backbone that is compatible with all device families, and ensures that an app can be used on all devices that run on a...
Drupal website developer and integrator Pronovix recently posted an interesting insight on using PDF technology. The full post, written by Pronovix CEO Kristof Van Tomme, is well worth reading, but here's the gist of it: In the web community, PDF has become synonym for a range of accessibility bad practices. Some people even think that we would all be better off if PDF would finally die, just like Flash and Internet Explorer. As a result PDF is not very sexy in the Drupal...