mobile computers does Pocket PC Creations run on?
A. Pocket PCs
and Smartphones with Microsoft Windows Mobile
and 'touch screens'. This includes Windows Mobile 6.5, 6.1,
6 and 5. See more information
at Microsoft on
Windows Mobile Phones
, now called Windows Phone 6.5. Pocket PC Creations will also run a 'Local
Session' on Windows XP Tablet
PCs. Pocket PC Creations will not run in the Windows Phone 7
Q. Does Pocket PC Creations
interface with Databases?
A. Yes, using the latest ADO and XML media, and scripting, to interface with Access,
SQL Server, Oracle, SAP and other databases. It can also do rapid outputs to
Excel and HTML.
Q. Can data collected in Pocket PC
Creations be printed from the Pocket PC?
A. Yes, Print point and 'Export HTML' functions in Pocket PC Creations on the Pocket
PC enables printing of forms, receipts, invoices, reports etc.
Do users developing projects/applications with Pocket PC Creations own
the applications and can they sell them?
A. Yes, projects/applications developed by the holder of a Pocket PC
Creations licence are their property. The projects/applications .ppc
files can be sold, but the main Pocket PC Creations software to run them
cannot be sold without permission from CreativityCorp and supply of the
software by CreativityCorp (see Partners).
Why aren't projects 'stand alone' applications?
A. Because they are part of a total Pocket PC Creations
system which includes wireless client and server communication and powerful data
management not found with 'stand alone' applications.
Can Pocket PC Creations be run as a 'Service'?
A. Yes, see ServiceMill
by Active+ Software.
Q. What Pocket PC should I
A. There are now many excellent options, see Microsoft.
Check to ensure the screen displays well both indoors and outdoors in
direct sunlight, and that there are wireless accessories to enable use
with a mobile phone. A 32MB memory version is sufficient for use with
Pocket PC Creations.
about software upgrades, will the version of software I purchase become
to Pocket PC Creations made within 12 months of purchase of the software
will be provided without a fee, a fee may be charged for upgrades beyond
12 months from the date of purchase. CreativityCorp will advise software
license holders of upgrades.
(There have been no charges for upgrades since Pocket PC Creations was
introduced in 2001.)
Can CreativityCorp assist with the marketing of projects/applications
built with Pocket PC Creations by developers.
A. Yes, please see our Partners
page, and contact CreativityCorp to discuss.
How many Pocket PC Creations projects/applications can I load and run on
a Pocket PC?
A. Many, depending on available memory, 20 projects could
easily be run on a Pocket PC! The project file size is generally
less than 30KB, and most Pocket PCs have 64MB of memory.
Q. After I process data from the Pocket PC onto the desktop PC, can
I take them back into the field?
A. A copy of Session data can be retained on
the Pocket PC via 'Backup Data' on the Project Menu and 'Save HTML' on
the Session menu. Session data can be returned to the
Pocket PC via XML and Excel, and the 'Send' command from the Data
Can I password protect information in a project in Pocket PC
A. Yes, use the conditional Logic point to display data
points only upon entry of a password, and Lock the project so that
others can't view the password in design mode.
What do the four different Pocket PC Creations file extensions do?
A. Pocket PC Creations file extensions types are:
.ppc - Pocket PC Creations
project file, associated with the program and has its own icon. When
opened, it loads Pocket PC Creations automatically. Found on desktop PC and
Pocket PC. Copied to Pocket PC when installing project.
.ppr - Data/results management options, such as
Data Pathway settings for HTML/XML/Excel/ADO output, XML input, Data Scripting. Found on
PC or server only. If this is removed, Data settings are restored to defaults.
They are stored here separate to the project as they may vary from
computer to computer (eg different folders or ADO settings).
.ppi - Session database index, stores
information about the sessions which have been saved. Found on PC and
.ppd - Session database data store, stores
actual session data. In combination with the .ppi file above, these two
files store session data. By using separate files, risk of corruption is
reduced. Found on PC and Pocket PC.