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Mobile advice?

3 posts in General Discussion Last posting was on 2007-02-16 04:15:29.0Z
Bill Skelton Posted on 2007-01-30 09:21:31.0Z
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I have an application using ASA 9.02 which is either single user or Windows
Server based to track a company's assets.

I want to create a portable application to remotely collect data on these
assets and then sync them with a master database using products that give me
the widest possible usage on mobile devices -- notebooks, PC's, PDA's (no
phones) with integrated barcode scanners.

I have felt that Mobilink with a Hotsync conduit from a C++ application
would be the best. Is C++ the best development environment for the remote
application? VB? Java? (The host application is written using Borland's
Delphi.) Where do (or do they) M-Business products fall into the picture?

I would appreciate some suggestions on which direction to go.

Thanks,
Bill Skelton


Rob Waywell Posted on 2007-01-30 13:34:29.0Z
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SQL Anywhere or UltraLite and MobiLink is a good foundation. Hotsync
implies Palm devices and a cradle sync. Regardless of targetting Palm or
Windows Mobile, a wireless synchronization tends to be more popular and user
friendly. Even though you are excluding phones there is still a wide range
of devices with 802.11? support.

The choice of frontend development tool really depends on the established
development environment and skill sets that you and your team already have.
If you are a C++ shop, then go ahead and keep using it. If you are a web
development shop then that is where M-Business would be a good fit. If you
are a .Net/C#/VB shop then within the Microsoft platforms you are still good
for mobile development. If you use PowerBuilder, then PocketBuilder will
likely be your preferred tool for building PDA apps.

If you really aren't sure where to start with extending your application
to mobile devices, then our Professional Services group can help with
requirements gathering and project definition, sharing our broad experience
architecting and building mobile applications.

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"Bill Skelton" <bill@landmarkdata.com> wrote in message
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>I have an application using ASA 9.02 which is either single user or Windows
>Server based to track a company's assets.
>
> I want to create a portable application to remotely collect data on these
> assets and then sync them with a master database using products that give
> me the widest possible usage on mobile devices -- notebooks, PC's, PDA's
> (no phones) with integrated barcode scanners.
>
> I have felt that Mobilink with a Hotsync conduit from a C++ application
> would be the best. Is C++ the best development environment for the remote
> application? VB? Java? (The host application is written using Borland's
> Delphi.) Where do (or do they) M-Business products fall into the
> picture?
>
> I would appreciate some suggestions on which direction to go.
>
> Thanks,
> Bill Skelton
>


Tony Woods Posted on 2007-02-16 04:15:29.0Z
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I agree with Rob.

Another alternative would be to look at RFID Anywhere which
also supports barcodes as well as other autoID and sensoring
devices. RFID Anywhere can work in an occasionally
environment, and, if necessary, apply business logic to the
scanned data. For handheld devices, the data is sent back
to the RFID Anywhere engine and from there you can
distribute the data in whatever manner is most convenient
for you.

Tony Woods

"Rob Waywell" <rwaywell_no_spam_please@ianywhere.com> wrote
in message news:45bf5775$1@forums-1-dub...
> SQL Anywhere or UltraLite and MobiLink is a good
> foundation. Hotsync implies Palm devices and a cradle
> sync. Regardless of targetting Palm or Windows Mobile, a
> wireless synchronization tends to be more popular and user
> friendly. Even though you are excluding phones there is
> still a wide range of devices with 802.11? support.
>
> The choice of frontend development tool really depends
> on the established development environment and skill sets
> that you and your team already have. If you are a C++
> shop, then go ahead and keep using it. If you are a web
> development shop then that is where M-Business would be a
> good fit. If you are a .Net/C#/VB shop then within the
> Microsoft platforms you are still good for mobile
> development. If you use PowerBuilder, then PocketBuilder
> will likely be your preferred tool for building PDA apps.
>
> If you really aren't sure where to start with extending
> your application to mobile devices, then our Professional
> Services group can help with requirements gathering and
> project definition, sharing our broad experience
> architecting and building mobile applications.
>
> --
> -----------------------------------------------
> Robert Waywell
> Sybase Adaptive Server Anywhere Developer - Version 8
> Sybase Certified Professional
>
> Sybase's iAnywhere Solutions
>
> Please respond ONLY to newsgroup
>
> EBF's and Patches: http://downloads.sybase.com
> choose SQL Anywhere Studio >> change 'time frame' to all
>
> To Submit Bug Reports:
> http://case-express.sybase.com/cx/cx.stm?starturl=casemessage.ssc?CASETYPE=Bug
>
> SQL Anywhere Studio Supported Platforms and Support Status
> http://my.sybase.com/detail?id=1002288
>
> "Bill Skelton" <bill@landmarkdata.com> wrote in message
> news:45bf1c2b$1@forums-1-dub...
>>I have an application using ASA 9.02 which is either
>>single user or Windows Server based to track a company's
>>assets.
>>
>> I want to create a portable application to remotely
>> collect data on these assets and then sync them with a
>> master database using products that give me the widest
>> possible usage on mobile devices -- notebooks, PC's,
>> PDA's (no phones) with integrated barcode scanners.
>>
>> I have felt that Mobilink with a Hotsync conduit from a
>> C++ application would be the best. Is C++ the best
>> development environment for the remote application? VB?
>> Java? (The host application is written using Borland's
>> Delphi.) Where do (or do they) M-Business products fall
>> into the picture?
>>
>> I would appreciate some suggestions on which direction to
>> go.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Bill Skelton
>>
>
>