SYWARE Announces FoneDB Support for Windows Mobile-based Smartphone Devices
Software allows mobile operators, content developers, and end users to easily create full-color mobile phone databases
Cambridge, MA (October 21, 2003)-In concert with today's availability in the US of Microsoft Windows Mobile-based Smartphones, SYWARE has announced its support for the platform with FoneDB®, the first database software for Smartphone devices. FoneDB allows mobile operators, wireless content developers, and end users to work within the Windows Mobile environment to quickly and easily create full-color, data-driven applications for mobile phones without programming.
"The Windows Mobile-based Smartphone introduces a new mobile phone experience by combining smart software with a compact design and a familiar Windows experience," said Sy Danberg, CEO of SYWARE, Inc. "FoneDB adds to that the power of instant access to data. Whether you're tracking expenses, looking for a restaurant for dinner, or accessing the corporate employee directory, FoneDB for Windows Mobile-based Smartphones takes personal productivity to a new level."
"The Windows Mobile platform for Smartphones is all about delivering new services and applications to end users," said Irwin Rodrigues, Lead Product Manager for Microsoft Corp.'s Mobile Devices Division. "SYWARE's FoneDB software enables corporations and content developers to provide customers with compelling applications that require instant access to indispensable data."
Once created, each FoneDB form is a compact application that is able to store and retrieve data. FoneDB applications can be downloaded or emailed to one or more Smartphones. Data can be transferred between Smartphone devices and between Smartphones and desktop PCs. In addition, data can be shared between a FoneDB application and an ODBC-enabled application on a desktop PC, such as Microsoft Access or Oracle.
No Digital Signing Required
In addition to FoneDB's intuitive development environment, individual application developed with FoneDB do not have to be digitally signed before they can be run on a Smartphone. This means that the costly and time consuming task of securing a digital signature is not needed before a FoneDB application can be deployed on a Smartphone.
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