On-board database application for Android is now available on Google Play.
For smartphones and tablets we offer Plant Base for Android with the same basic capability as the Windows and Mac desktop editions. It uses exactly the same database to offer the same plant information.
Designed for usability on mobile devices. This edition looks and works differently from the desktop programs, but the main functions are the same - search and view plants, add or amend records and pictures and manage user-created plant lists.
The database files are the same for all editions and completely interchangeable. They 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.
The core functions and full size database capacity, make it quite a large application. Therefore compared to the desktop programs certain features have been omitted or simplified. Care has been taken to minimise device overheads and make the app simple 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:
Plant Base for Android is available from the Google Play App Store, at a price based on half the cost of the desktop licence. As a distinct product, it is not included in the standard desktop Plant Base licence.
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