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After being nominated by Deloitte for the Technology Fast 50 contest in Belgium and by BelCham for the BelCham Entrepreneurship Awards , we are now also nominated for the Trends Business Tour 2014 . We entered three competitions this year, this resulted in three nominations. Tomorrow we'll be in New York for the BelCham Award Gala. Later this month, we'll have more news...
A couple of weeks ago , we announced that iText was nominated for the BelCham Entrepreneurship Awards in the category "Most Promising Company of the Year". Today, we also know the other nominees: Next Thursday, we'll be able to tell you who has won. iText is the odd duck in the pond: of the three candidates, it's the only company that succeeded in bootstrapping a profitable business without any...
When asked which characteristics would be important when creating a new logo, I referred to an old blog called Birth of the iText logo . The previous logos could all be created by writing some iText code, and I wanted this to be possible for the new logo too. The previous logo consisted of a series of Bézier curves. The new logo can be created using less than a handful characters from a Type3 font aka a user-defined font. The Logo example shows how it's done. First we create a Type3Font instance: Type3Font t3 = new...
Big day today at iText! Our new logo is ready for the world to see! We thank to all our amazing users and staff who were part of this process, and our amazing agency Arketi Group who helped make this happen. We believe that our new logo reflects our belief in open source, providing a future-proof solution with features, support and reliability. The iText group of companies has undergone a tremendous change in the past year-and-a-half. We were just nominated in the Top 3 for the Most...
Deloitte Belgium today announced the names of the fifty technology companies that have been nominated for the first fully Belgian edition of the Deloitte Technology Fast50 competition. The Technology Fast50 award will be given to the country's fastest-growing technology company, based on its percentage of growth in turnover during the last five years, at the award ceremony which will be held on 22 October, 2014 in Brussels. Public or private companies headquartered in Belgium who develop a technology-related product or service and who have...
About a month ago, the Belgian-American Chamber of Commerce ( BelCham ) invited us to participate in the 6th "BelCham Entrepreneurship Award" competition. The "BelCham Entrepreneurship Awards" honor both Belgian and American small and medium-size enterprises in the U.S. with powerful ventures, promising business plans or proven success stories. A high-profile jury selects entrepreneurs who have demonstrated market insight, ability to seize a unique opportunity and endurance in capturing a share of the U.S. market. This week, we received a "...
Our exciting quest for new iText logo continues and we have narrowed down our likes to one, from our first set of logo contenders. Following our previous blog post , we are showing here the next set of “would have been-s”. Without too much deliberation, our team got fixated on the “machine-text-like” logo, for its clarity, straightforwardness and futuristic look. We are growing as a company, but we are still developers at heart. We strive to be part of the amazing developer community using iText, helping improve developer productivity...
Change is always difficult, and changing a company logo can be a daunting process. But companies will at some point come to that milestone known as “the rebrand.” For some, it happens early on, once they’ve discovered who they really are. With others, it occurs after many years of having grown (or outgrown) their brand. For us at iText – yes – it’s definitely been a whirlwind. In the past year and a half only, we've restructured our group of companies and doubled the number of employees. Last year...
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Due to the increasing demand for iText services on the Asian market, iText Software is launching a new sales office in Singapore , to convenience our existing customers and confirm our presence in the region. According to a recent survey by Black Duck Software, Asia is the third largest market for iText after Europe and North America, with 15% of all users coming from countries like China and India. In the next months we are planning trips to India, China, Japan, Malaysia and Thailand . Please contact us in case you want to get in contact with an iText...
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It has been exciting to engage with our customers as we have been planning the iText Summit 2014. Some of customers have some really amazing use cases that we knew would be interesting to share. We hope these help assist you in understanding some of the additional functionality of iText that you may not be utilizing yet. Konik is an Open Source library that interacts with iText, designed for the upcoming German e-Invoicing standard ZUGFeRD. Konik is an Open Source library designed for the upcoming German E-Invoicing Standard...