AppForge and Anysoft Partner to Bring New Enterprise-Class Applications to Palm OS Platform

Mobile Synapps(TM)Initiative Allows Companies to Rapidly and Non-Invasively Extend Existing Enterprise Applications to Handheld Devices, Giving Mobile Users Far Greater Access to Critical Data and Business Logic

AppForge, Inc., the only provider of Visual Studio(R) application development solutions for handheld and mobile products, and Anysoft, developer of the first software sequencing system, today announced a partnership. Under the terms of the partnership, the companies will deliver Mobile Synapps(TM), an initiative that will rapidly bring thousands of existing enterprise applications to the Palm OS(R) platform, without the need to intrude on the existing applications' source code.

AppForge 2.0 enables millions of Visual Studio developers worldwide to create applications for Palm OS, Pocket PC and Win32-based devices using a single code base. Anysoft's Digital Cortex(TM) decodes applications in real time--without touching source code--to automatically convert a window into objects that can be accessed programmatically through ActiveX and SOAP and turned into XML or other output. This is a feat that no other technology has been able to accomplish.

The Mobile Synapps initiative combines AppForge 2.0 and the Digital Cortex system to enable Visual Studio programmers to access and employ objects from any combination of window-viewable applications and use those objects to easily and rapidly build Visual Studio applications for the Palm OS platform. New business logic and logic from multiple existing applications--even applications spread across multiple enterprises--can thus be rapidly combined in any form needed and deployed to Palm OS-based devices.

"As a result of this partnership, we can now provide our customers with a faster and simpler way to integrate existing applications into new mobile applications," said Doug Armstrong, CEO of AppForge, Inc. "Visual Studio programmers can more easily create and deploy enterprise-class mobile applications for users of Palm Powered(TM) handheld devices, and these users will now gain access to a breadth of corporate applications that were previously unavailable to them."

The AppForge 2.0 development platform, paired with Anysoft's Digital Cortex technology, allows programmers to create new mobile applications or integrate any existing window-viewable application with mobile applications--without accessing or altering the "donor" application's source code. With the ability to perform non-invasive integration provided by Mobile Synapps, customers can extend the value of their investment in corporate applications by making them available on mobile devices as needed, while preserving the applications' business logic.

"Palm is committed to working with enterprise customers to realize the value of mobile computing," said Griff Coleman, director of enterprise product management at Palm, Inc. "Innovation from developers such as Anysoft and AppForge gives our enterprise customers the ability to harness the power of mobile computing using their existing skill sets and legacy application investments."

Using the Digital Cortex, developers can quickly transform existing applications that can be displayed in the Windows(R) environment into Web or wireless solutions, develop new graphical front-ends for any combination of applications, and automate repetitive end-user activities--all without access to application source code.

"The Digital Cortex gives Palm Powered handheld users access to the data and functionality of an unlimited number of generic and custom-built applications," said Illan Poreh, founder, chairman and CEO of Anysoft. "Through this partnership, developers can now quickly and easily provide Palm handheld users with access to the vital information and business logic that is typically only available in desktop applications."

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