AppForge to Integrate iAnywhere Solutions Mobile Database Technology

11/19/2002 - iAnywhere Solutions and AppForge announced an agreement to include components of SQL Anywhere® Studio from iAnywhere Solutions in the upcoming AppForge MobileVB;TM 4.0. This agreement delivers a complete end-to-end solution for cross-platform development of enterprise class database-powered handheld applications by combining iAnywhere Solutions® robust relational database technology with AppForge’s award-winning mobile application platform. The companies will demonstrate the integration of their products this week at Comdex Fall in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“AppForge selected SQL Anywhere Studio because of its market-leading position in the mobile database industry and large installed base of over seven million deployed seats,” said Mark Lummus, vice president of business development at AppForge. “Its ease-of-use and open architecture perfectly complement our strategy of simplifying cross-platform development so that companies can create an application once and deploy it throughout their organization regardless of device type.”

“We chose to work with AppForge because its mobile application platform is easy to use and appeals to millions of Microsoft Visual Basic developers,” said Rob Veitch, director of business development at iAnywhere Solutions. “With this announcement, developers can now create cross-platform database-powered mobile applications more easily and cost effectively than ever before.”

“We are using both AppForge MobileVB and SQL Anywhere Studio to develop an inspection automation solution. The integration of these products will simplify and streamline the development process, helping companies like ours deliver solutions more quickly,” said Brian Holmes, chief technology officer at Limited, a leading developer and solutions provider in the inspection software field.

The upcoming MobileVB v4.0 will provide the 80,000 AppForge developers with support for Visual Basic .NET as well as additional device support. It will also include the SQL Anywhere Studio UltraLiteTM; Development Environment for AppForge, which enables the development of extremely small footprint application-optimized databases, ideal for memory-constrained environments such as mobile devices.

About AppForge
Established in 1999, AppForge, Inc. is the first and only company to enable Microsoft Visual Basic programmers to quickly and easily create sophisticated applications for multiple handheld, mobile and wireless devices. AppForge MobileVB has received over a dozen industry awards including Mobile Insight's 2002 Mobility Award, PC Expo “Best of Show”, and Visual Studio Magazine's “Editors Choice.” For more information on AppForge, phone (678) 686-9400, or e-mail

About iAnywhere Solutions
iAnywhere Solutions, Inc. is the market leading provider of mobile, embedded and workgroup databases and mobile middleware solutions that enable anywhere, anytime access to enterprise information. There are more than seven million seats of iAnywhere Solutions® technology at work in over 10,000 customer sites worldwide. iAnywhere Solutions is a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc. [NYSE:SY].

iAnywhere, iAnywhere Solutions, and SQL Anywhere are trademarks, registered trademarks or servicemarks of Sybase, Inc. or its subsidiaries. ® indicates registration in the United States of America.

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