...Based on a comment I saw in another thread, I take it that DataMaker is not going to be available for the PPC at this time?
I have several applications I would like to write that I can use on both my PDA and Desktop and need a database for the PDA (since M$ no longer supports Modile Access).
I like the idea of a database application for users and not just programmers.
There's definitely a market for a usable yet powerful data handling program. Access is expensive and complicated and the Works database is too simple. Something that covered both of these would be perfect.
I agree that it's a shame that DataMaker will probably never reach the Pocket PC. I have a setup where forms on my mobile devices are synchronized with my desktop Access databases. It works well when collecting data in the field. I can even make SQL queries. Having said that, I usually collect data in PlanMaker and import it into Access from there. It's always seemed odd to me that Microsoft haven't developed the Pocket PC as a data gathering device. It seems an ideal rôle to me but as you say, they even dropped what little support they had from recent releases.