Syware Debuts Database Software for MS Smartphone

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.

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