AppForge Introduces MobileVB Solo for Mobile Wireless Development

10/28/2003 - AppForge, Inc., a leading provider of software products and services for the handheld, mobile and wireless industry, announced the immediate availability of a new line of mobile and wireless development tools called MobileVB Solo.

The MobileVB Solo products are being launched for value conscious developers who are interested in creating mobile and wireless applications for a single device platform. Built on the same underlying technology as MobileVB, there are five MobileVB Solo versions – Palm OS, Pocket PC, Symbian UIQ, Nokia Series 60, and Nokia Series 80.

The Solo products integrate seamlessly into Microsoft Visual Studio and provide more than 30 standard controls, modules and libraries optimized for mobile and wireless development. Developers can test their MobileVB Solo applications from within the IDE, and then compile them into single-file installation packages for distribution.

“We are very excited about the benefits of our new MobileVB Solo product line”, said Mark Lummus, Vice President of Product Management at AppForge. “Solo enables a whole new community of hobby and enthusiast developers to get into mobile development with minimal time, money, and effort.” Lummus continued “Also, AppForge partners will soon offer co-branded versions of Solo targeted at their developer communities.”

Pricing and Availability
The suggested retail price for each of the AppForge MobileVB Solo products is US $249. Users can upgrade to any one version of MobileVB Solo from MobileVB Lite, Personal Edition v1.x or v2.x for US $199. The Solo products will be made available through software retailers, universities, and device bundles. Additional information about pricing, upgrades and support policies is available on the AppForge Web site at

About AppForge
AppForge, Inc. is a leading provider of software products and services for the handheld, mobile and wireless industry. AppForge software enables developers to quickly create, market and distribute cross-platform mobile and wireless applications across market segments on more than 90% of the world’s leading mobile and wireless devices. AppForge is financed through leading institutional venture firms including Draper Atlantic, Grosvenor Funds and Council Ventures. For more information on AppForge, visit the company’s Web site at

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