bdRead is a browser-hosted API reader that's intelligent, extendable, and blazing fast

bdRead started life as a sample backdraft application, but proved so useful that it's been moved to a separate subproject. It is currently being used to host the backdraft reference manual here.


All non-commercial support for this project is handled through the ticket system. If you have a question, find a bug, have patch, or want to request an enhancement, please open a new ticket. Please make an attempt to find an answer by utilizing the resources available on the documentation and demonstrations pages before filing a help ticket.

Commercial Support

Commercial support is available from ALTOVISO LLC. ALTOVISO also has the capability to construct custom (closed source) applications as per your particular requirements. You can contact ALTOVISO by dialing +1.866.398.9209 x700 (United States, Pacific Time) or by email at