DDH Software has just released a version of its HanDBase relational database for BlackBerry smartphones from Research In Motion (RIM),
This allows mobile device users to store volumes of data that can be easily viewed, edited, filtered, sorted, and searched whenever the data is needed
Users can create their own databases and download databases from others over the Internet. Some versions can even synchronize with corporate databases from Microsoft Access, SQL Server, Sybase, Oracle, MySQL and other ODBC sources.
A Windows Version, Too
All versions of HanDBase for BlackBerry include a Windows desktop version that lets users create, import, and manage their information before transferring the data to their smartphone,
In addition, each version ships with a two way synchronization conduit to synchronize changes made on both the desktop and BlackBerry smartphone. Multiple BlackBerry smartphones can share a single database, merging changes in one of several different configurations.
HanDBase Desktop also allows users to import files from CSV, and export files in Excel, Word, CSV, HTML or XML formats. Custom HTML-style report templates can be created and printed with custom views of database tables.
Versions for a Variety of Needs
HanDBase for BlackBerry comes in three editions:
- HanDBase Plus includes the BlackBerry client, Windows Desktop, and two way synchronization conduit and retails for $29.99.
- HanDBase Professional adds an Access Synchronization conduit and sells for US$39.99.
- HanDBase Enterprise adds an ODBC Driver and an ODBC Synchronization conduit and sells for $79.99.
All three products are available at the company’s web site. A time limited free trial version is also available.