I have been perusing the web and there appears to be an effort underway to port or garner support for my favorite Palm app, Smartlistogo. A grassroots effort seems to be forming to get the software maker to make the program available on other platforms.
I can say that I wholeheartedly agree with this move. This is such an important program for the Palm Community that I can barely sit here and watch what Dataviz has done with it ......... Absolutely Nothing! Since updating it to Version 3.00x, the company has all but abandoned it, leaving only the Apps page, supported by the vast number of users, to create applications for it.
In perusing the Yahoo Web board, some of the users are angry that Dataviz has really done nothing more with this robust piece of software. Picture support is lacking; support for the new version of Access is also lacking. But more importantly, it appears that updates have ceased. I cannot tell the last time I saw any updates to the plug-in section.
An interesting side note is the fact that the author of the poll mentions that porting the main data file is really the most important thing to do and cites the success of Splashdata! to interestingly port over many of the main data files such as SplashiD! so that they can be used on any platform. So, one encrypted data file can be accessed by Windows Mobile, Palm, Apple, RIM, etc. Dataviz is using the Access file system, mainly either comma delimited or tab delimited files which should find easy support cross platform.
I would love to support this initiative. Dataviz acknowledging by doing any of the following - Support, update, port or open access - any of these would sound very good to me. If you get the chance, and I guess you have to have a Yahoo account to participate, pop over to the Yahoo board and give your vote too.
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