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Electronic Ink - A powerful new Data Type In Alpha Anywhere

 

Ink Data Type


With the increasing adoption of the stylus as part of the hardware found in mobile devices and even in laptops by companies such as Samsung, Apple and IBM, we have focused on adding robust "ink" into Alpha Anywhere

"Ink" is a special Alpha Anywhere data type that can be stored as a character field in a database. The data stored for an Ink control is a vector diagram. By storing the Ink data as a vector diagram, the Ink image can be scaled up or down very well. Ink is available in the UX Component as a data control. Ink objects can also be displayed in reports. This video demonstrates how you can add Ink data to your UX Components and reports.


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Richard Rabins
Richard Rabins

Co-founder of Alpha Software, Richard Rabins focuses on strategy, sales, and marketing. Richard also served as CEO of SoftQuad International from 1997 to 2001, when it owned Alpha. In addition to his 30 years with the company, Richard played a key role as co-founder, and served as president and chairman of the Massachusetts Software Council (now the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council), the largest technology trade organization in Massachusetts. Prior to founding Alpha, Richard was a project leader and consultant with Information Resources, Inc. (IRI), and a management consultant with Management Decision Systems, Inc. Richard holds a master's degree in system dynamics from the Sloan School at MIT, and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and master's degree in control engineering from University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. He has served on the boards of Silent Systems, Legacy Technology and O3B Networks, and is co-founder of Tubifi www.tubifi.com.

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