Syware Debuts Database Software for MS Smartphone

By Lisa Vaas  |  Posted 2003-05-22 Print this article Print

Syware, maker of mobile database tools, to roll out software to enable creation of Smartphone database apps.

Syware Inc., maker of mobile database tools, is rolling out software to enable creation of Smartphone database applications. The product, FoneDB, is based on Microsoft Corp. Windows-powered Smartphone software. FoneDB allows mobile operators, wireless content developers and end users to create full-color, data-driven applications for mobile phones without the need for programming. FoneDB applications are driven by forms created on a desktop PC. The development environment features a set of common controls including labels, edit boxes, check boxes, drop-down lists and buttons. Data can be formatted as text, integer, floating point, currency, date or time.
FoneDB applications can be downloaded or e-mailed to one or more Smartphones. Data can be transferred between Smartphone devices or between Smartphones and PCs. Data can also be shared between a FoneDB applicataion and ODBC-enabled applications on desktop PCs such as Microsoft Access or Oracle Corp. applications.
FoneDB Professional Edition is available now at Sywares site for $399. It includes one license to create and modify a FoneDB database, one FoneDB ODBC driver license, and run-time licenses for 10 individuals. Ten-pack run-time licenses are available for $50; 100-pack run-times cost $300; and 1,000-pack run-times cost $1,000. Syware is in Cambridge, Mass. Latest Stories by Lisa Vaas:
Lisa Vaas is News Editor/Operations for and also serves as editor of the Database topic center. Since 1995, she has also been a Webcast news show anchorperson and a reporter covering the IT industry. She has focused on customer relationship management technology, IT salaries and careers, effects of the H1-B visa on the technology workforce, wireless technology, security, and, most recently, databases and the technologies that touch upon them. Her articles have appeared in eWEEK's print edition, on, and in the startup IT magazine PC Connection. Prior to becoming a journalist, Vaas experienced an array of eye-opening careers, including driving a cab in Boston, photographing cranky babies in shopping malls, selling cameras, typography and computer training. She stopped a hair short of finishing an M.A. in English at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. She earned a B.S. in Communications from Emerson College. She runs two open-mic reading series in Boston and currently keeps bees in her home in Mashpee, Mass.

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