Basic4ppc Continues to Mature
Basic4ppc, at $39 the most affordable Windows Mobile development solution, has been updated to version 5.0 and now packs even more features, which include:
- SQL (through SQLite3)
- RAPI (allows communication between the desktop and the device)
- FMOD (.mp3)
- Pocket Outlook access (including the ability to send emails and SMS messages, etc.)
Version 5.0 improves application performance, adds a syntax verifier, autocomplete, and more.
Thankfully, despite its growing list of features, Basic4ppc remains IMHO the easiest to use development solution available for Windows Mobile today. If you're looking for a modestly priced, extremely capable development solution for Windows Mobile (or even your desktop!) I strongly encourage you to give Basic4ppc a shot. When my job calms down for a little while I hope to be able to bring you some more in-depth posts on Basic4ppc.