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  • iphone

    I have an iphone and would love to be able to have database information on it. I have looked at ddh's HanDBase and after chatting with one of their techs the sync sounds pretty conveluted. It would probably work, but it's not an easy solution in my mind. anyone with experience in setting up HanDBase to sync to a a5v9 desktop database, chime in here....

    I know Filemaker is not a good word to use around here ;-) but can I disregard the fmtouch for iphone? direct sync with fm on the desktop looks pretty nice.

    I also understand that I could shift my desktop database and develope a web app which I would hope that an iPhone could use over the internet, but with the almost 1 billion downloads from the itunes store, how could I ignore the possibilities of having an iPhone application? is there a bigger market in the handheld arena?

    What are people doing about an iPhone and databases? Is Alpha going to comeout with some form of communication for this device?
    Are you getting asked to develope something that an iPhone can work with?

    I would rather have a local application on a device than have a web app that I have to connect to because of speed, and consistency in use but would need to be able to sync with a desktop database.

    Any comments would be appreciated before I sink more money into alpha for the webserver, or swap to another ship....

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    Re: iphone

    look at www.logmein.com and view the demo on logmein ignition for iPhone

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    • #3
      Re: iphone

      Thanks for the suggestion, I use logmein to support about 40 of my clients to their desktops and servers, I like it and it works great, I am really hoping for a solution that is iPhone based, not remote user based. If I had to sign into logmein 8 times a day that would drive me nuts because each login requires multiple password and user entries.

      Any other suggestions?

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      • #4
        Re: iphone

        Biggest problem you have is that the iPhone marketplace is just too immature yet. And things get hindered from appearing because of Apples "approval" system. If you had a Windows Mobile phone then there are many suggestions to make. But so far, the iPhone has mostly attracted "consumer" type apps (mostly games) and so the development type systems have not grown yet. The best thing for you to do is to just keep checking Google for professional database development systems for the iPhone. There appears to be some the "are coming soon" so hopefully for you it won't be too much longer.

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        • #5
          Re: iphone

          Originally posted by Doug Page View Post
          Biggest problem you have is that the iPhone marketplace is just too immature yet. And things get hindered from appearing because of Apples "approval" system. If you had a Windows Mobile phone then there are many suggestions to make. But so far, the iPhone has mostly attracted "consumer" type apps (mostly games) and so the development type systems have not grown yet. The best thing for you to do is to just keep checking Google for professional database development systems for the iPhone. There appears to be some the "are coming soon" so hopefully for you it won't be too much longer.

          Doug,

          I'm interested in the same thing as the original poster, but from a Windows Mobile standpoint instead of iPhone. What apps do you suggest for Windows Mobile that work well with A5?

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          • #6
            Re: iphone

            I have used Visual CE from Syware (www.syware.com) and found it to be an excellent tool. I think if you search on those names you will find posts from others who have used it as well.

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            • #7
              Re: iphone

              Hello Guys,

              "I have an iphone and would love to be able to have database information on it. I have looked at ddh's HanDBase and after chatting with one of their techs the sync sounds pretty convoluted. It would probably work, but it's not an easy solution in my mind. anyone with experience in setting up HanDBase to sync to a a5v9 desktop database, chime in here...."

              We deal in Windows 5, 6 + mobile apps for Businesses. We currently have over 1000 daily users transmitting orders from Smart Phones, PDA's and Tablet PCs, our customers say we should have done this before. Business Apps, we are coming out with an Iphone app for Businesses around the middle to end of 3rd quarter.

              I checked out HanDBase and I believe you could use that DB and the desktop sync would be ok as the desktop database which you can connect via there ODBC to pull data into an Alpha5 app. However most of these setups have to many moving parts, But you can do it. Our new app is using the Iphone SDK and we are controlling the database in the Mac environment.

              I would look at using email from IPhone and having Alpha pull in email and post through. Except for our Mobile apps (VB) all of our projects are now web (A5) based.

              Nicholas Wieland
              Nicholas Wieland
              LedgerSuite.com Corp
              nnw@edfi.net
              http://www.ledgersuite.com

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              • #8
                Re: iphone

                I found Database Viewer Plus on iTunes. Tried the Lite version for free, and liked it, but am not willing to spend $40 for the full version yet. Anybody find any cheaper option yet?

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