Syware releases new toolkit for mobile databases

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Syware, Inc., a developer of mobile database development tools for business and personal productivity, announced the release of Visual CE 11, a mobile database development tool. The new release significantly extends the capabilities of Visual CE and its drag-and-drop desktop development environment, which enables both business professionals and developers to easily create Windows Mobile based applications with little or no programming, the company says.

Visual CE can now read and generate XML, allowing Visual CE to easily exchange data with other databases, document managers, desktop publishers, and programmers. XML capablities adds a new dimension to Visual CE’s enterprise connectivity, allowing data to be transferred to and from handhelds quickly, accurately, and efficientlyto a large variety of XML enabled third party applications and databases.

In addition to being able to send SMS messages (text messages), Visual CE forms can now be launched by an incoming SMS message. This “push” technology allows managers, administrators, as well as other users to not only immediately notify the Visual CE user of important events, but to also initiate timely actions in response to them.

Additional capabilities of Visual CE 11 include:
Playing WAV files
Fast / efficient publishing synchronization operator
Software installation from storage cards
Text file I/O
Locking down the handheld by hiding the START button
Phone dialing
New events: screen rotation and moving onto a record
Password edititng masks
Textual application listings

Visual CE 11 applications can be created for any Microsoft Windows Mobile, Windows CE, Pocket PC, Smartphone, or Pocket PC Phone Edition handheld. Visual CE Personal Edition, with full forms design, relational database, and synchronization capabilities, is priced at $129. Visual CE Professional Edition, which includes all the features of the Personal Edition as well as royalty-free distribution rights, is priced at $399.

For a more complete and detailed list of enhancements delivered in Visual CE 11, or to evaluate, purchase or upgrade to it, visit: