Then you need to decide whether the 'consumer' devices such as the iPAQ and
Jornada will survive use by employees in your environment. These are both
great devices and have expansion options. For a more rugged device, look to
Symbol Technologies and/or Intermec. These will take a beating, will survive
4 foot drop to concrete, have longer battery life. The consumer devices are
smaller/lighter and in general have brighter, more readable screens. eVC is
good if you're very familiar with C/C++ and Win32, otherwise seriously
> I realize that there are many brands, models out there...and it changes
> every day. What I was hoping to hear was that there was one or two
> brand/models that were more flexible, expandable, etc. In my opinion this
> market is just getting off the ground so we can expect changes to come
> rapidly. Therefore I don't expect a long life to whatever we purchase.
> the other hand, if there were some products out there that were designed
> with an "expansion" philosophy then we would gravitate toward that brand.
> Oh, well.....
> As far as the usage is concerned, we are looking at wireless portability
> a shop floor...manufacturing. Small local database, also.
> > Larry,
> > It really depends on your goals and what your application is going to be
> > doing. I personally have used eVB and eVC for development of Pocket PCs
> > including Casio, HP and Compaq as well as for HPC Pros from HP, Vadem
> > Hitachi. There are also lots of people that have used eVC for developing
> > apps for a whole host of custom manufactured devices which may or may
> > have any number of hardware options, including a screen. Asking "what's
> > best" is like asking "I want to drive. What car should I buy?"
> > -Chris
> > > Bill,
> > > Thanks.
> > > What do YOU use???
> > > Larry Woods
> > > > Your fundamental choices are C++, VB, or, depending on your app, a
> > app
> > > > using browser for client. There are plenty of reviews on the
> > > the
> > > > various PocketPC-compatible devices with the iPAQ and Jornada
> > > being
> > > > among the more common. Development tools such as eVC and eVB handle
> > > > transfering your code-in-development to the device via ActiveSync as
> > well
> > > as
> > > > providing remote debugging. More info on your task could probably
> > you
> > > > better feedback on suggested options.
> > > > Bill
> > > > > Hi,
> > > > > I am being asked to look into the development of a PocketPC-based
> > > > > application. What "palm" computer and software do I need to start
> > > > > development? For example, what "palm" would you recommend, and
> > I
> > > > > develop/transfer programs to/from the unit?
> > > > > Thanks for ANY advice...
> > > > > Larry Woods