Feature Friday: WebGL support

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Having introduced support for PDF files, canvases and SVG programs, we now introduce support for the Web Graphics Library (WebGL). WebGL enables interactive 3D and 2D graphics.

Now that Surfly supports this technology, you can use Surfly for even more sites!

For example, use Google Maps simultaneously with your friends to pick out locations and mark routes. This can be great when you are planning a trip. Surfly makes it easy to discuss the route to your destination, decide where to stop on the way or where to book a hotel.

Or use Surfly to play an online 3D game with your friends, solve a Rubik’s cube together or show your remote students how molecules are put together.

Show locations and mark routes using Surfly

Show locations and mark routes using Surfly

Feature Friday – Canvas + SVG support

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Last week we introduced support for web sharing PDF files. This can be very useful when you want to share a document with someone remotely.

To improve Surfly even more, we’ve now also added full support for Canvas and Scalable Vector Graphs (SVG)!

This will allow you to share interactive graphs with your remote colleagues or clients, draw something in online drawing application or even play online web based games.

The video below shows how great this works!

Feature Friday – Share more than just the web

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Surfly allows you to share more than just web pages. When you open images, text files or even PDF files directly this will now just work!

PDF support can be really useful when sharing and discussing documents remotely with others. We already had support for these kind of files through online web based applications that are able to handle them, such as:

Surfly in combination with the above tools allows you to present these files to someone remote. This can be really useful if you want to give remote presentation or walk over financials in a spreadsheet.

We’re happy to announce, that from this day you can now also share these kind of links with Surfly directly. Thus, when a website links to a PDF file your Surfly session will continue to work and you can collaboratively browse that document! Even more, once you’re within the PDF viewer, you can view local PDF files and share them with others. This works without the need to actually upload them to an external service, this makes sharing these kind of files simple, fast & safe.

The instruction video below shows how to share a PDF file from the web and after that how to open a PDF file stored on your own computer.