Moving from MS Access to MobiDB Database Designer

Ekaterina Nebogina

MobiDB Database Designer, Android and Windows 10 general-purpose database app, able to create complicated relational databases to store any type of data, including personal collections. Here is another case study from a customer who wants to get his book collection well-organized.
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April 7th, 2016

A new version of the cross-platform database app with the improved PDF export

Ekaterina Nebogina

Perpetuum Software is glad to announce a new version of MobiDB Database Designer, a general purpose relational database app for Android and Windows 10 that includes the improved PDF export and some minor but important improvements and fixes.
 
A new version of MobiDB Database Designer now features an improved PDF export that now allows users to get the PDF document exactly as looks in the app. This is extremely important for official and payment documents such as receipts, invoices, payment notes, etc.
 
The app became more customizable; the users are now able to change a database icon and make it completely address database content and purpose.
 
Customizable database icons
 
A newly added WeekOfYear function can get week number from the specified date. This feature is very convenient, for example, for project management and all task management that require iterations.
 
Minor bug fixes and improvements make the app even more reliable and easy-to-use.
 
Get the app on Google Play and on the Windows Store:
 


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February 8th, 2016

Extended data types model built on top of the database

Vitaliy Korney

About the app

MobiDB Database Designer is an application for creation relational databases. It is designed for business and for everyday use, supports synchronization and multi-user access. It allows to store different data types. It is a good fit for planning, project management, invoices, delivery management, inventory, keeping records of patients, etc.

Project idea

Project idea was to create a database designer with tables and the corresponding views/edit forms for touch devices. Database creation ought to be convenient and easy. As a result, it was decided to create database based on form. I.e. data entry form is designed, and a database structure and cards for data entry are designed based on this form. Adding/deleting of a control results in adding/deleting of the database column.
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January 21st, 2016

Promoting mobile app: how it was (a real story): Part 2

Ekaterina Nebogina

Promotion of mobile apps in the app store is described in the first part of the article: Promoting mobile app: how it was (a real story).

Promotion out of the Store

Promotion out of the store is necessary, but you shouldn’t expect the stunning results. According to the MobileDevHQ research made in 2014, only about 2% of smartphone users search for apps out of the store.
 

 
But it doesn’t mean that you don’t need to promote the app out of the store at all. Links to your app store page impact the app position in the store, according to Google store managers. But the links should be correct – with an anchor containing a keyword and not just “you can download the app here”.
One more important thing for promotion out of the store is the necessity to connect to Google Analytics (https://developers.google.com/analytics/) or any other similar service to track visitors from the external sources (referrals) in order to be able to estimate efficiency of your effort. To make Google Analytics display statistics from external references, the links should include definite parameters, otherwise they will be deemed direct/none. Read the rest of this entry »

January 13th, 2016