03-16-2012, 04:43 AM #2
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If I correctly understand what a Database app is I think there are no limitations to make one.
You do have excell on a WP7 so there's your DB managment and you can do most stuff there.
An app could be done to sync the DB between devices if though.
What do you expect from a DB app?
03-16-2012, 05:46 AM #3
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You may check the app DataHub: DataHub in the US Marketplace
Or Database: Database in the US Marketplace
Contrast that with the considerable complexity of a good smartphone database app, and the still low market share of WP7.
By the way: If you look at the reviews of those two apps it becomes clear very quickly that there are tons and *tons* of features that one can reasonably wish for in a database app. It just never ends...
- 03-23-2012, 10:06 AM #6
The problem persists even in the Win 8 Metro environemnt. WinRT doesn't have it's own database, and doesn't even have support for talking to server databases (no System.Data.* classes). You wind up having to write your app to talk to a web service that then talks to the database.
Even if the app is running in Metro on a desktop machine.
There's an effort to port the SQLite library to WinRT, but it's kind of sad that it's come to this.
04-17-2012, 09:46 AM #8
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04-17-2012, 11:26 AM #9
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In the meantime, a third freely configurable database app appeared:
- 04-17-2012, 02:51 PM #11
Well apparently there's not a big demand for it or more devs would have developed apps to fill the need. Put it in the suggestion app enough and MS will add it with any luck!Your smartphone is only as smart as YOU let it be!