Joe Romano, Partner, HighGround, Inc. at +1 781.279.1320 x208
Frank Yacano, Director of Business Development, +1 617.497.1300
"SixPack" for Pocket PCs Provides Database Applications for
tools for the real world prove rewarding, fun, and easy to use
MA (May 14, 2001). SYWARE, Inc., a leading developer of intuitive database
tools for business and personal productivity, today announced the SYWARE
SixPack, a FREE package of six easy-to-use Pocket PC database applications.
From counting calories to keeping track of music CDs, the applications
remove the cloud of mystery that many people experience with databases
and demonstrate the benefits such programs can bring to daily life. All
SixPack applications were created using Visual
CE®, SYWARE's intuitive software development tool that
allows personal and business users to create their own customized database
solutions in minimal time. Each SYWARE SixPack application comes with
its own runtime version of Visual CE , which means there's nothing to
buy and no hidden costs. These applications also serve to launch the new
mySYWARE library of database
applications for handheld devices.
providing this package of applications to prove a point - that databases
belong in the real world," explained Sy Danberg, President of SYWARE.
"A database application does not have to be a highly complex program
that belongs in the corporate data center. It can also be an everyday
tool that people use to organize the information around them. These useful
Pocket PC applications demonstrate some of the many ways that portable
databases can slice and dice information to enhance daily activities and
SixPack runs on any Pocket PC device and is designed for immediate use
by anyone with minimal handheld or desktop PC experience. Applications
Manager, tracking daily food intake including all meals and snacks.
The application computes optimal calories compared to what is actually
consumed, and shows how many calories are remaining for the day.
Manager, managing CD collections by criteria such as musical genre,
artist name, physical location, and favorites. The software helps prevent
duplicate purchases by keeping track of when/where each CD was purchased,
as well as the price.
Manager, managing a handheld library of photos taken with a digital
camera or scanned. Photos can be displayed on the handheld screen, and
can also link to an audio file.
Manager, allowing high school and college students to track their grades
for each course, as well as homework assignments and tests. Students
can view their grade point average for each semester and see trends
over the school year.
Manager, organizing favorite recipes by type of dish such as appetizer
or main course, or food type, such as vegetables or poultry. Recipes
can be easily shared with family and friends using a standard text file
import and export capability.
Manager, helping mobile users keep track of their checking account balances,
rather than performing calculations by hand. Debit card and ATM transactions
can be easily recorded, as they occur, keeping account balances accurate
and up-to-date. Check reconciliation is facilitated through a build-in
The SYWARE SixPack applications represent the first entries in the mySYWARE
library of personal database applications. This freeware library will
grow quickly with the addition of new applications currently under development,
as well as selected applications submitted by users. SYWARE envisions
a large and continuously growing library as more users discover the benefits
of handheld database applications. Applications will be available at no
charge by downloading from the SYWARE web site, http://www.syware.com.
Application Development Tool
All applications are built using Visual
CE, SYWARE's intuitive database and forms building tool for Pocket
PCs and Windows CE handhelds. Available for as little as $79, Visual CE
provides a drag & drop interface that allows even non-programmers
to easily create their own portable database solutions to meet virtually
any personal or business need. Data can be easily shared with family members,
friends, and colleagues, or automatically synchronized with a desktop
PC. Visual CE has been used by thousands of business professionals, physicians,
and professional developers to quickly develop customized applications
without coding. A new wireless component based on SYWARE's mEnable®
architecture, allows Visual CE applications to run in real-time over wireless
connections to corporate databases.
the SYWARE SixPack
The SYWARE SixPack can be downloaded from the SYWARE web site at http://www.syware.com.
The software is also available for posting on shareware library web sites.
The software installs automatically on Pocket PC handhelds.
SYWARE, Inc. is a leading developer of mobile database tools for business
and personal productivity. Founded in 1990, the company offers innovative
data management and connectivity software for use in a wide range of applications,
including patient monitoring, inventory management, and field surveys.
The cornerstone of SYWARE's product line is Visual
CE®, the popular database development tool for Windows
CE handhelds used by such companies as IBM, Coca-Cola, ChevronTexaco Corp., and US
Geological Survey. For more information, please visit http://www.syware.com.
Photography available on request.
Yacano, Director of Business Development
Box 425091, Kendall
MA 02142 USA
+1 781.279.1320 x208