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News: SYWARE, Inc. Announces Visual CE Support for Windows Mobile Devices Without Touchscreens, such as the Motorola Q and Samsung BlackJack Smartphones.
News: Product point release upgrades available.
Opportunity: SYWARE, Inc. seeks testers for Visual CE on Windows Mobile 5 Smartphones without touchscreens (Windows Mobile 6 "Standard" devices).
Technical Tip: Verifying a value read by a barcode scanner.
Mobile Industry Related:
Article: Review of Windows Mobile 6.
News from SYWARE: SYWARE, Inc. Announces Visual CE Support for Windows Mobile Devices Without Touchscreens, such as the Motorola Q and Samsung BlackJack Smartphones.
On February 14th SYWARE officially announced the upcoming release of a version of Visual CE that allows the same Visual CE application to run on both touchscreen and non-touchsceen devices (i.e., Professional, Standard, and Classic devices) with only minor modifications. Visual CE developers will be able to simultaneously target all types of Windows Mobile devices. The Beta release is available now and final releases will be available in about sixty days. Please read the full press release to learn more.
News from SYWARE: Product point release upgrades available.
SYWARE's new product releases have an improved installer that helps reduce installation issues associated with desktop security software and newer versions of Windows. Point releases are available for all editions of Visual CE, Report CE, mEnable sqlceEnable and SeriaLink. As always, point releases are free if you own a license for the most recent major release of a product. If you have experienced installation issues in the past or just want to stay current, learn how to obtain a free or paid upgrade here.
Opportunity: SYWARE, Inc. seeks testers for Visual CE on Windows Mobile 5 Smartphones without touchscreens.
As mentioned above, SYWARE, Inc is currently working on a new version of Visual CE that supports Windows Mobile 5 smartphones without touchscreens (Windows Mobile 6 "Standard" devices). If you are currently a licensed user of Visual CE 10 Personal or Professional edition and would like to run Visual CE built applications on this type of device, please email Frank Yacano about obtaining a beta version.
Technical Tip from “Dr. DeeBee”: Verifying a value read by a barcode scanner.
When scanning a value into a form you often want to verify that the value exists in the item table before accepting it and, if it doesn't exist, to put up a message. This month's tip offers an example on how to verify a value read by a barcode scanner.
Industry Related Article: Review of Windows Mobile 6.
Earlier this month Microsoft announced the release of Windows Mobile 6. According to Sascha Segan of PC Magazine, "The biggest change with Windows Mobile 6, in fact, is probably the names. Say goodbye to Pocket PC and Smartphone. Say hello to Professional, which means former Pocket PC phones, with touch screens; Standard, which is former Smartphones, without touch screens; and Classic, for those few remaining touch screen PDAs without phone capability." Of course that is a trivialization and reading the entire review will convince you that Microsoft has made a host of incremental, but useful, improvements to Windows Mobile with the release of WM6.
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