Tripod Data Systems and AppForge Team for Mobile Handheld Technology

12/1/2004 - AppForge, Inc. and Tripod Data Systems (TDS) announced a technology partnership agreement that benefits mobile application software developers and enterprises that use mobile handheld technology in challenging environments.

AppForge’s cross-platform mobile application development software, Crossfire, provides developers with a fast and easy way to develop and deploy rich mobile applications to more than 300 mobile devices including the rugged TDS ReconTM handheld computer.

The Recon runs Microsoft Windows MobileTM 2003 software for Pocket PCs and delivers maximum performance and reliability in a lightweight, extremely rugged design that’s easy to carry. The rugged mobile device offers users the most popular handheld applications—including Pocket versions of Word, Excel, Outlook and Internet Explorer. Its standard PowerBoot ModuleTM features a 15-hour rechargeable NiMH battery.

"Its rugged nature and lightweight design makes the TDS Recon an outstanding choice for our customers to develop mobile applications with an outdoor focus," said Sue Pinns, VP of Business Development for AppForge. "We see AppForge Crossfire and the Recon as a compelling combination for the mobile development community.”

"We’re impressed with how Crossfire allows developers to quickly port applications from one operating system to another,” said Dale Kyle, TDS rugged handhelds product manager. "And we think that Recon developers will find this product to be a very useful tool."

The focus of the technology partnership is to leverage the synergy between the two product lines and offer enterprises better mobile solutions.

About AppForge
AppForge, Inc. is the leader in multi-platform mobile and wireless application development solutions using Microsoft C#, Visual Basic .NET and Visual Basic 6. AppForge software enables developers to quickly develop and deploy robust applications on all mobile and wireless PDAs, smartphones and industrial devices. For more information on AppForge, visit the company’s Web site at

About Tripod Data Systems
Tripod Data Systems (TDS) designs and manufactures hardware and software for mobile computing applications. TDS handheld computers are designed for extreme outdoor and industrial environments. With the rugged RangerTM, TDS was the first manufacturer to create Windows CE-based handheld computers meeting military specifications for drops, vibration, immersion and both high and low temperature operation. In 2003 the company developed the Recon, a Windows Mobile-based handheld built to the same rugged specifications. TDS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Trimble. The company is headquartered in Corvallis, Ore., and was founded in 1987. For more information about TDS, visit, e-mail or call 541-752-9000.

Tripod Data Systems, Recon, Ranger and PowerBoot Module are trademarks of Tripod Data Systems. Windows and the Windows logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

Previous Page | News by Category | News Search

If you found this page useful, bookmark and share it on: