Executive Summary

By Jason Brooks  |  Posted 2001-10-08 Print this article Print

: Appforge Professional Edition 2.0"> PowerVault 755n

AppForge Professional Edition eases cross-platform handheld development by enabling companies to develop for Palm OS and Pocket PC-based devices simultaneously and in the common Visual Basic language.

SHORT-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // AppForge allows companies with in-house Visual Basic skills to begin handheld application development right away.

LONG-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // AppForges cross-platform virtues will make it easier for companies to migrate among handheld types in the future.

Familiar Visual Basic interface; Palm and Pocket PC support.

Lacks out-of-the-box server synchronization features; Pocket PC side lacks full functionality of Palm-only version.

AppForge Inc., Atlanta; (678) 686-9000; www.appforge.com

As Editor in Chief of eWEEK Labs, Jason Brooks manages the Labs team and is responsible for eWEEK's print edition. Brooks joined eWEEK in 1999, and has covered wireless networking, office productivity suites, mobile devices, Windows, virtualization, and desktops and notebooks. JasonÔÇÖs coverage is currently focused on Linux and Unix operating systems, open-source software and licensing, cloud computing and Software as a Service. Follow Jason on Twitter at jasonbrooks, or reach him by email at jbrooks@eweek.com.

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