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Alpha 12 Install Maker - telephone Directory Runtime application

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  • Alpha 12 Install Maker - telephone Directory Runtime application

    Hi We have have recently acquired the New released software - yet to start using but we are trying to find the following

    We produce a large telephoine directory 5.7 million records

    It would appear Aphasoftware 12 took out the installmaker. This means that we cannot customise the Runtime Version anymore the icons, -.....the installation process for the client. This is very important because when the client sees their logo being shown while installing the program they will feel that it was customised for them - which it is and licenced Data is to the Client They "own" the program. Now that is not there, the only way to install it is to compressed it and then copy to the folder and the Alpha Software Logo etc will show up instead of their own logo.

    Is there something we missed or is the option or the Installmaker or setup a Runtime Version with customised Customer Logo's still possible

    We are also seeking companies who may have some Alpha Apps already developed - in large database services

    Thanks in advance Bruce
    Last edited by FindData; 05-06-2014, 01:34 PM. Reason: spelling grammer and improveent

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    Re: Alpha 12 Install Maker - telephone Directory Runtime application

    I use a product named Actual Installer (

    It allows you to set icons, etc for installation. For my Desktop Runtime applications, I store a full copy of the Runtime on MY server and the Actual Installer routine knows to go grab that and download (so I do not have to include that huge file in my application download.)
    Steve Wood
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      Re: Alpha 12 Install Maker - telephone Directory Runtime application

      Keeping it on a server is a great Idea Steve. Thanks.

      I still use astrum Installmaker which is now a free tool. I will probably switch to Steve's choice some time in the future.

      I do go one step further with creating an exe file to run the runtime so there is never a problem with icons and the load stuff I do.
      Dave Mason
      Skype is dave.mason46


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        Re: Alpha 12 Install Maker - telephone Directory Runtime application

        I used to use Astrum and liked it. But recently when I needed it, I could not download and found Actual Installer instead. I like it better, it is a bit more modern, but Astrum is still good.
        Steve Wood
        There is no Cloud. It's just someone else's computer.
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          Re: Alpha 12 Install Maker - telephone Directory Runtime application

          I've used DropBox in the past as a repository when doing multiple test iterations.
          Makes it easy for the client to download and backtrack if there are problems.
          See our Hybrid Option here;