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COOPERATION: SBSH and WebIS joined forces to launch Pocket Informant for Smartphone
Posted by Arne Hess - on Tuesday, 11.07.06 - 11:04:42 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 10969x
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Pocket Informant is - together with AgendaFusion - the leading Outlook application for Windows Mobile Pocket PCs but so far, there was no Windows Mobile Smartphone version available. Now SBSH Mobile Software and Web Information Solutions announced a new branding for SBSH Papyrus as Pocket Informant for SmartPhone (PISP) devices. The new PISP version will be offered on WebIS online store and distribution channels where as SBSH Mobile Software will continue to product distribution using the Papyrus brand name.
Papyrus turns your Smartphone into a powerful time management system by offering innovative and compelling tools to manage and keep track of your schedule, plus advanced views, category coloring and icons far beyond the ability of the default Smartphone Calendar and Tasks programs. What's more, Papyrus is highly customizable, so it works the way you work while keeping the intuitive and user-friendly interface you expect of your Smartphone.

"With the new additional PISP branding we believe we will be able to form together a complete solution for mobile device users that will help users to manage their agenda using a Pocket PC or a SmartPhone. With upcoming Papyrus/PISP updates we will focus on porting many of the powerful features Pocket Informant offers today for Pocket PC users, allowing users to use the same advanced features on their SmartPhone and vice-versa, making the transition of information much easier" stated Amit Regev, SBSH Mobile Software CEO.

"We're happy to be able to work with SBSH to provide a solution to our customers moving to the Microsoft SmartPhone platform. Pocket Informant for SmartPhone is a world class application that is built upon the strengths of the SmartPhone and incorporates the same easy to use usability of our Pocket PC product." stated Alex Kac, Web Information Solutions president and founder.

Additionally, both companies announced a new major update for Papyrus/PISP to version 1.3, featuring major work on user-experience aspects for Smartphone devices with landscape screens and QWERTY keyboard (e.g. Motorola Q, Samsung i320), complete re-design of the monthly view display and much more.

Papyrus/PISP 1.3 highlights

  • Landscape and QWERTY keyboard devices complete support - Complete re-designed for all dialogs and views architecture that will now automatically layout for use on landscape and portrait screens. Additional improvement made for all input fields that will automatically operate both on regular Smartphone devices and Smartphone devices equipped with a QWERTY keyboard, taking best advantage of all devices hardware specifications.
  • Monthly view enhancements - Monthly display re-designed to take maximum advantage of screen real estate on each device unique specifications, allowing users with QVGA or landscape screens to view up to 8 different category icons within each day on the display, optionally view both category icons and timelines on each day, new task flag added marking days including tasks and more.
  • Improved user experience - A great focus was put into user experience, resulting a more friendly solution and helping the user being more productive using Papyrus/PISP. Many navigation changes were implemented improving navigation between the different views and dates, following new consistent rules across all views, allowing users to locate and input information in much easier and faster ways than ever before!

Papyrus registered users are entitled to upgrade to the new Papyrus version for free. The full version costs US$ 17.95 but a free trial version is also available.

Cheers ~ Arne

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