These are unsolicited
comments from people who have used NS Basic/CE. The
most recent comments are at the end of the file.
"NSBasic products, and the service you provide, are
really second to none, and I can't thank you enough
for supporting the Jornada 820. If it weren't for NSBasic,
then a lot of the applications I've written for making
my life easier in using the device probably wouldn't
exist, because I don't feel like investing the 700-800
USD for the full gamut of Microsoft's tools. I have
nothing but good to say about your product, and I will
continue to enthusiastically commend it, to all of my
friends and professional colleagues!" -- Bill Stivers
I received NS Basic 2.0 yesterday .... quick delivery
My first impressions are: "You little bloody ripper
WHY have I been mucking around with Microsoft VBCE
5.0 (what a disaster) and now VBCE6.0 for so long? I
write a lot of code in VB6.0 linked to Access97 files
for our marketing team .... sort of a hobby. These work
But come the HP Jornada I have had so many problems.
I have a SPARKY automotive electricians knowledge base
that we are converting from VB6-A97 to the Jornada.
ADOCE and Pocket Access is so damned slow .... urrrggggghhhhh!
However, I have picked up a few tricks from your sample
ADOCE code and this week I will convert my program into
NSB. I trialled the main search routine which picks
a single product out of a 28,000 record long .cdb file
.... your blitzs VBCE .... I'll buy a stopwatch to time
it but it is much, much faster.
I am going to let KASYS our HP supplier know of your
product as I am certain that there will be other users
out there who want a quick means of developing simple
programs without having to hook up PC-Palmtops and stuff
around with downloading runtimes and compiles etc etc.
That's it from me. But THANKYOU THANKYOU!!!!" -- Mark
"Hewlett Packard visited me yesterday from Sydney.
They were "gob struck" by my 8000 customers, 40000 parts,
32000 cross references, 1500 vehicles etc in our SPARKY
Knowledgebase that is running on a HP Jornada with 32mb
CF card and using nsbasic program.
Yep, I rewrote my Microsoft VBCE 6.0 into nsbasic.
It is a lot easier to use than programming away on
a PC and then downloading the finished article." --
"I have had NS Basic for several days now and I just
LOVE it. Having a Visual Basic backround, I was able
to turn out a handy application to use at work to time
my tasks in just a couple days. Thank you for an excellent
product... I see HUGE opportunity for you since Microsoft
seems to want little to do with CE and your software
kicks ass. I hope business is well for you because I
am anticipating the next feature set whatever it may
be..." - Richard Johnson
"I've only had a little bit of time to play with the
product since last night but am impressed so far. NSBasic
was exactly what the doctor ordered for this little
gem (E-100). The lack of a programming utility, let
alone one this functional, was my only problem with
the machine - I use it for just about everything else!
Nice work. I'm nuts about being able to write code on
my "tricorder". Thanks for a great product - it's worth
every penny of what you asked for it!" - Bruce Roeser
"NsBasic has enabled me to get well ahead of my primary
competitor who is many times my size and, I'm sure,
would love to get a hold of my source code. My competitors
are still beating their heads against DevStudio and
the Microsoft CE toolkits while I am adding features
at light speed.." - Bill Guenthner
I have found NS Basic to be an excellent tool on the
Compaq iPaq pocket pc, particularly the fact that the
programming software runs on the handheld. I use NS
Basic to turn the handhelds into dataloggers for survey
work and being able to edit the program in the field
is essential (unlike Microsoft's Embedded Tools which
requires a laptop). -- Keith
|My programs ALL interface to other devices such as digitizers, plan
wheels, laser distance meters and embedded controllers. I use the serial
interface for those devices and it works well. My programs are also
pretty intensive with graphics -- almost to the extent of being a CAD
system with translations, rotations, zoom, fillets, etc. I find
sufficient capability with NSBasic/CE for all of the operations that I
need. Once in a while, I feel the limitations as I have been spoiled by
high-powered desktop developments systems, but the ease-of-use is pretty
good compromise. The things that I really need for the system to do are
there, especially with controls like the S309PictureBox.
-- James K. Hesch, CPE
President, Ziatek, Inc.
|Look at http://mojweb.sk/mapsgo/ or http://uk.geocities.com/mapsgop
MapsGo has been done by NS Basic/CE .
NS Basic is a great product.
-- Jan Simkovic, Slovenia
|Really serious for a really good product.
All seems to be work perfectly, i have only few problems
to convert old working eVB scripts. -- Edouard Sanchez, Switzerland
|"Incidentally, although it may seem from the recent string of emails that
all my experiences with NSB 5.0 are frustrating, 99% of coding actually
goes smoothly and use of applications on cultural resource inventories on
Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, is significantly improving breadth and
quality of field data recovered and the efficiency of field operations
over the use of paper and pencil forms. Interestingly, switching from
Palm based applications (built using HanDbase) to the current Win CE
applications also resulted in significant improvements in efficiency due
to relative ease of use and more robust error trapping and pop-ups. The
field techs will never go back to paper and pencil or to Palm." -- Marcus
I write commercial programs for PC with VB6 and have been pretty
successful (www.theaudiocave.com/NFL www.../NCAA). I bought NSBasic
just to write custom programs for myself to help me in my day job as a
field manager with SBC. I'm very, very happy with it so far.
I sat at my desk Thursday and thought about an upcoming project I'm
involved in and what needed to be tracked, stored and recalled.
Within an hour (a freakin hour!) I had a operational PPC app running
that tracks and recalls everything I need to track. That's exactly
what I bought it for and it fits the bill perfectly. The one thing I
forgot to do in the code I corrected in the field on the device in
about 5 minutes.
While my peers lug their laptops around I have everything I need in my
pocket on my Dell Axim X50. I love it. I'd like to personally thank
the developers of this fine tool.
-- Lawrence Farr
Follow up from Bob Katayama...
Welcome to the world of NSBasic.
Try doing the same thing you did with VS.NET.
Making minor changes to the actual source code on the road or in the field?
Forget that. . . :-)
|"I can't tell you how impressed I am with how easy it was to port my
file I/O. XML parsing, and database routines to NS Basic [from eVB]." --
By the way, I must say working with NS Basic is such a dream, our
development time is negligible to that of before.
I love it, and am happy to let others know. If you ever need a testimonial
let me know it would be a pleasure.
Great product and this is the first time I've needed support and I must
congratulate you on the quick reply.
We deal mostly with scanners, ie: Symbol, Datalogic, PSC.
We were stuck with using their development platforms and had just moved to
.NET, but .. Not a real fan of .NET as soon as we came across NS Basic we
I suppose it is just a learning curve but NS Basic gives us all we need and
with the Active X's available there really isn't anything we can't do now,
we already used the /n Software group of active x's in our desktop
development so it was easy to move with those across with NS Basic.
We are a B2B company developing EDI translation and integration software we
also own and run 1 of the 4 major VAN's in Australia, the development of
mobile applications was the next natural step, hence the introduction of NS
Jim Gatsios, Australia
Mobile Archaeological Recording Kit
Mobile Archaeological Recording Kit (MARK) is a collection of small applications designed to run on Windows CE/Mobile 2003 and later operating systems for inexpensive Pocket PC’s (housed in weather-tight Otterbox ™ containers. Each of nine applications addresses a specific site-recording task, such as cataloging flaked stone artifacts, documenting site settings, or maintaining a photo log.
"I can't tell you how impressed I am with how easy it was to port my
file I/O. XML parsing, and database routines to NS Basic [from eVB]." --
"We are a growing private university. Every public university and most
private universities in our area are in budget crisis mode, but not us.
Thus, the IT infrastructure has to grow accordingly.
We already have 2 Symbol MC70's and 4 MC50's to handle event ticketing
(swipe a student ID card to gain entry to an event). This is pushed by
BlackBoard, which is a big player in university software.
The security office wants to be able to create and print tickets with
mobile computers. So I grabbed an MC70 that we have on hand and found
your software on the web. With your support (including your contact at
Symbol), I made a proof-of-concept that solidified Symbol as the
preferred vendor. The security office will be purchasing at least 14
Symbol MC70s, along with a bunch of accessories.
NSBasic created sales for Symbol." -- Teddy Caddy, MBA"