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Palm type machine software compatibility

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  • Palm type machine software compatibility

    Can anyone comment on useability with, or compatability with existing, palm type based software?
    I would like to transfer the database I have alread written to make compatible with a palm type unit. I just hate to spend the money on a palm that I personally wouldn't use before I know if this idea is possible. Once I know my idea is possible then I'll buy and do. I probably could do research on my own about this but hoped someone here could save me a lot of time by sharing their experiences with me.
    Your comment(s) are appreciated in advance.

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    RE: Palm type machine software compatibility

    Anthony, about a year ago, Finian Lennon put on a fantastic demo for the NY Alpha User Group. He demo'd the downloading of several tables from A5 to a Palm Pilot. Finian does use an "aftermarket" piece of software for the Palm Pilot that allows the download.

    Hopefully he will see your message and reply.

    -Barry

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    • #3
      RE: Palm type machine software compatibility

      I have used handDbase available at http://www.ddhsoftware.com/
      You can get the desktop version for the PC and set up the application there, integrate everything, then if it works go and buy a Palm and put the HandDbase tables on the Palm.
      Registering HandDbase costs about $20... Not as bad as &150 for the Palm.

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      • #4
        RE: Palm type machine software compatibility

        Anthony:
        I just purchased HanDbase.
        DDh Software
        P.O. Box 970971
        Boca Raton, Fl. 33497-0971
        (877) DDH-4608
        (561) 967-3668
        www.ddhsoftware,com
        The printed manual, CD and shipping was $ 34.95
        I was able to create a small application on the HanDbase Desktop version. Linked 3 files. Employee, Wage, Transactions table together. These are trimmed down Alpha 5 tables (my palm dosen't have much memory)
        Created a small input form in HanDbase that does a lookup on employee name and craft. Allows the user to input hours.
        I downloaded this application to the Palm and it runs using the Alpha5 trim down tables.
        Charlie Crimmel

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        • #5
          RE: Palm type machine software compatibility

          Thank you for your info!
          Tony

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          • #6
            RE: Palm type machine software compatibility

            Does anyone also have experience with the Casio Casiopeia running windows ce3?
            Al

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            • #7
              RE: Palm type machine software compatibility

              I haven't really worked with this but one programming option that I have followed for some time is CASL (Castle Software). Their web address is www.caslsoft.com. They have mostly focused on the Palm OS but I do know that they have a Windows CE beta version.

              This may provide a cost effective ($64.95) way to build Windows/Palm and possibly Windows/CE applications that can be distributed. If you are interested you can download a fully functional trial version from their site.

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