12/9/2002 - Enterprise developers can now incorporate IBM's world-class database and synchronization support into their mobile and wireless applications. IBM utilized the AppForge Piedmont Framework to enrich its DB2 Everyplace offering with AppForge MobileVB, enabling millions of Visual Studio developers to create rich applications that run on more than ninety percent of the world's smart phones and PDAs.
The new services created by this integration are available on all platforms supported by MobileVB including devices based on PalmOS, PocketPC, and the SymbianOS operating system. Through MobileVB, Visual Studio programmers can leverage their Visual Studio and DB2 Everyplace relational skills to develop applications using a single code base, independent of the target mobile platform.
"IBM's support of MobileVB through their DB2 Everyplace technology reaffirms our commitment to developing strategic relationships that will benefit AppForge MobileVB customers," says Bob Holt, AppForge's Piedmont Product Manager. Mr. Holt continues, "With this combined technology, an enterprise developer can create useful mobile applications that can truly leverage corporate data providing real-time information to mobile associates."
Established in 1999, AppForge, Inc. is the first and only company to enable Microsoft Visual Studio programmers to quickly and easily create sophisticated applications for multiple handheld, mobile and wireless devices at one time using the same code base. AppForge MobileVB has received more than 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, visit the company's Web site at http://www.appforge.com, phone (678) 686-9400, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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