What is BuildVu
BuildVu is a tool for developers looking to display documents inside their web or mobile based application or portal. By converting PDF documents to HTML or SVG, BuildVu provides a flexible solution which is simple and easy to integrate.
BuildVu also integrates with LibreOffice to provide a complete solution for converting PDF, Word, Powerpoint and Excel documents to HTML or SVG.
How does it work?
BuildVu is a Java application which runs directly from command line or can be deployed as a web-application via Docker or Java Application Server (such as Tomcat or Jetty). Deploying BuildVu as a web-application provides a REST API which allows you to convert documents from any language including PHP.
How to trial BuildVu using PHP
Get started with the following steps:
- Sign up for the trial below to get your authentication token
- Ensure PHP 5.6 (or higher) and composer is installed
- Run the following command:
composer require idrsolutions/idrsolutions-php-client
- Copy/Paste the code on the right
The trial runs on the IDRsolutions cloud server and allows up to 20 conversions. Your files will be stored on our server for up to 1 hour.
Why run BuildVu from PHP?
The REST API is easy to access from PHP using our open source PHP client and simple example code.
Convert documents to static HTML5 or SVG which is easy to integrate into custom systems.
Subscribe to access our cloud server, or alternatively host your own server using our docker image.