For mobile devices, smartphones and tablets, we are now focusing on the Android operating system. Our new Android program replaces a much older Mobile edition of Plant Base that ran on Windows Mobile 5 and 6 on PPC/PDA devices. Very few of those are still in use, so it is no longer actively supported. Other mobile operating system platforms such as Apple Ios and Windows Phone might be possible in future, but there are no immediate plans.
The Android full edition of Plant Base is a completely "on-device" application that uses the same database as the desktop editions. It has roughly the same capability as the Windows and Mac desktop programs, with adaptations for mobile devices. It will run on most Android smartphones and tablets.
As a distinct product, this is not included in the standard desktop Plant Base licence. It is available from the Google Play App Store, at a price based on half the cost of the desktop licence.
The fully functional Android program was delayed for a while due to external factors. As a preliminary step, we originally produced two small Android apps as a front-end to our online web database.
They are still available on Google Play - -
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All our work with Android uses the Basic4Android development system from Anywhere Software. This is the same company that created Basic4PPC - as used by us some years ago to write the Windows Mobile edition of Plant Base. Since its release in December 2010 Basic4Android has become established as one of the most efficient programming languages to generate native mobile applications.
Developers can find more information on their website - www.b4x.com
Android is a trademark of Google Inc.
Basic4android is a product of Erel Uziel, Anywhere Software
Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation