On-board database application for Android phones and tablets.
For smartphones and tablets we offer Plant Base for Android - using exactly the same database as the Windows, Mac and Linux desktop editions. Now free for all users - please see download and installation guide.
Designed for usability on mobile devices, this edition looks and works differently from the desktop programs. It is simpler, smaller and doesn't have all the features, but the main functions are the same - search and view plants, add or amend records and pictures and manage user-created plant lists.
As the database files are the same for all editions they are completely interchangeable and can be copied between any system type without needing conversion. This full edition Android app is a completely "on-device" - no internet connection is needed for normal use.
Certain features that are present in the desktop programs have been omitted or simplified to keep the Android app reasonably lightweight and quick to use.
Things not included in the current mobile version:
However, there are extra features relevant to mobile devices that are not found in the desktop editions:
This Android application replaces a much older Mobile edition of Plant Base for MS Windows Mobile 5 and 6. Very few of these PPC/PDA devices are still in use and it is no longer actively supported.
All our work with Android uses the Basic4Android (aka B4A) 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.
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
The current version of Plant Base for Android is 1.42
- released Nov 2023
The Plant Base File Support companion app is 1.07
- released Nov 2023