DDH Software, Inc. today announced that a new version of its HanDBase relational database application is now available to owners of Windows Mobile-based Smartphones, such as the popular i-mate SP3, Motorola MPX220.
Since it was first introduced in 1998, HanDBase has enabled owners of Palm OS, Windows Mobile-based (formerly Pocket PC) PDAs, and more recently Symbian Series 60 handsets, to take their most vital information with them while on-the-go, earning prestigious recognition such as Handheld Computing Magazine’s “Database of the Year” award along the way. HanDBase allows mobile device users to store volumes of data that can be easily viewed, edited, filtered, sorted, and searched whenever the data is needed. Now, users of Windows Mobile-based Smartphones can create their own custom database programs for both personal and business purposes and never be without access to the information they need.
With the HanDBase Desktop application, users can design their own databases from scratch or start from any of the thousands of free applets available at ddhsoftware.com—-all of which have been created and submitted by HanDBase users. Users can transfer the database to the Smartphone handset for convenient handheld access and data entry. Beyond its full-featured editing and design capabilities, HanDBase Desktop allows users to export files in Excel, Word, CSV, HTML or XML formats.
Another feature of HanDBase Desktop that increases its user-friendliness is its “plug-in architecture” for third party add-on applications. For example, a user can automate repetitive tasks such as exporting, importing, running external programs, or seamlessly moving data between HanDBase and other formats such as Microsoft Access, and other ODBC sources.
"We are pleased to further our partnership with DDH Software as they continue to offer solutions and services for Windows Mobile-based devices," said John Dietz, group marketing manager at Microsoft. "By developing HanDBase for Windows Mobile-based devices, our customers will have access to their most important information anytime/anywhere."
“Our goal is to make HanDBase the premier mobile database program for all popular mobile platforms,” said David Haupert, president of DDH Software. “Whether for business or personal purposes, we want all mobile device users to have access to the best mobile database available. With versions now for both Symbian Series 60 and Windows Mobile-based devices, we have made great progress in making HanDBase the universal database program for wireless handheld devices.”
HanDBase for Windows Mobile Smartphone is available in various versions based on the type of data synchronization needed:
* HanDBase Plus includes database software for both handheld and Windows desktop companion applications, plus a Two-Way Synchronization Conduit add-on for Windows. The regular price for this version is US$29.99, but will be initially available for US$24.99.
* HanDBase Professional offers multi-user syncing technology that merges two or more user’s records into a single database and a bi-directional conduit for Microsoft Access. This version is regularly US$39.99 but is initially priced at US$31.99.
* HanDBase Enterprise provides the multi-user syncing capabilities of the Professional version, but adds an ODBC bi-directional conduit and ODBC Driver that enables HanDBase users to synchronize with many corporate database programs like SQL Server and MySQL. Regularly US$99.99, HanDBase Enterprise will temporarily be available for US$79.99.
HanDBase for Windows Mobile Smartphone is now available at the company’s Web site, DDHSoftware.com, or through Handango.com. A fully functional time limited trial version for evaluation purposes is also available.
About DDH Software
DDH Software, Inc. is the maker of the award winning HanDBase database and forms software for Palm OS, Windows Mobile and Symbian Series 60 handhelds. Their software helps companies to mobilize corporate data efficiently and easily.