MobileFrame, LLC has announced a new release of its mobile application development software for .NET emabled devices. MobileFrame, version 4.2, adds remote device configuration and management capabilities, according to the company.
MobileFrame's software integrates a GUI Desktop, any-to-any relational client/server databases, intelligent client device rendering and autonomous network synchronization, according to the company. It's claimed even novice computer users can create complex mobile applications from scratch, or customize one of the company's pre-made application templates. Applications can then be deployed to any .NET enabled device, such as a Pocket PC, tablet, or laptop, without having to recompile code.
MobileFrame architecture: According to the company, version 4.2's new Remote Manager (seen below) provides precise control over all devices in the field. Administrators can install software updates and monitor parameters such as device power, memory utilization, messaging, alerts and synchronization status. It is also possible to lock down devices (including kiosk mode) and set up different device configurations for a single user or for groups of users.
System administrators can now remotely cause certain actions to occur on the client devices without intervention of the mobile worker, MobileFrame says. These include sending a popup message to the mobile worker (instant alert), compacting the database on the remote device (Pocket PC only), and logging mobile workers off the system.