iPhone app is the easiest way for people to identify fonts in any printed material from any location at any time
MARLBOROUGH, Massachusetts – MobilityWire® – November 9, 2009
MyFonts®, the world’s leading online provider of fonts and a division of Bitstream Inc. (NASDAQ: BITS), announced today more than 1 million registered users now buy fonts at the MyFonts.com website. At MyFonts.com users find, try and buy fonts from one of the largest online selection of fonts online – over 62,000 fonts from more than 500 foundries around the world.
This significant milestone comes after a robust period of innovation for MyFonts. Last spring the company released the WhatTheFontSM iPhone application. WhatTheFont uses the iPhone’s built-in camera to photograph text used on magazines, posters, billboards, menus or any other place people encounter interesting fonts. Once the text is photographed, it is sent to the WhatTheFont online service which quickly returns a list of possible matching fonts. Since it was first posted to Apple’s App Store, WhatTheFont has been downloaded over 150,000 times, giving a new group of users the power to identify, find, and buy the fonts they need – all from their iPhone.
MyFonts also improved its website, making it even easier for users to navigate and find the fonts they need for their projects.
“The mission of MyFonts has been simple: to make it the best place to find and buy fonts,” said John Collins, vice president and chief technology officer at Bitstream. “People use fonts every day, and today’s computers and software makes switching fonts and adding new fonts simple for users at all levels of experience. There needs to be a place like MyFonts where people can easily find the specific font that makes the right impact in presentations, newsletters, homework, email and a host of other printed and digital documents. The range of fonts, the list of foundries, and the volume of users that come together at MyFonts affirms our position as this leading provider of the world’s fonts.”
MyFonts is the world’s largest ever collection of fonts, all showcased on one easy-to-use website. The unique resources of MyFonts offer convenient ways to find, purchase, and preview fonts online, including the remarkable font identifier, WhatTheFont. MyFonts is a division of Bitstream Inc. (NASDAQ: BITS). For more information visit www.myfonts.com and www.bitstream.com.
Bitstream Inc. (NASDAQ: BITS) is a software development company focused on bringing unique software products to a wide variety of markets. The company’s core software products include award-winning fonts and font rendering software, mobile browsing, variable data publishing, and Web-to-print software for personalized marketing. For more information about Bitstream please visit www.bitstream.com.
Bitstream is a registered trademark of Bitstream Inc. MyFonts and MyFonts.com are registered service marks and WhatTheFont is a service mark of MyFonts.com, Inc. Other technologies and brand names are used for information only and remain trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
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