SYWARE has released FoneDB, the first database software for Smartphone devices. Based on Microsoft’s Smartphone software, FoneDB allows mobile operators, wireless content developers, and end users to quickly and easily create full-color, data-driven applications for mobile phones without programming. It is priced at $399 and includes one license to create and modify the structure of a FoneDB database, one FoneDB ODBC driver license, and run-time licenses for 10 individuals. Additional licenses are available as follows: 10-pack run-times for $50, 100-pack run-times for $300, 1000-pack run-times for $1000.
Manzingo has teamed with Warner Brothers Online, Vivendi Universal’s Hypnotic, and ReelMind to bring short films to small devices. Using Manzingo’s Mobile Entertainment Network, you can have more than 70 short films and animation (including Looney Tunes cartoons) automatically delivered in high quality video to your Pocket PC, Palm or Zaurus handheld.
Applian Technologies recently announced ThemeDream 3.0 ($19.95), a comprehensive set of Today Screen enhancements for Pocket PC 2002 devices.ThemeDream 3.0 now includes Theme Rotator, Theme Manager, Theme Preview with Thumbnails in 3 sizes, Animated Theme Viewer, Battery and Memory status monitor, 21 Bonus Themes, and 10 Bonus Animated Themes.
The Palm Tip Sheet #42 has just been released. and includes an article on the rise and fall of HandEra, as well as an interview with Astraware’s CEO Howard Tomlinson.