Simply the best PDA installer creator we've come across. It's simple, it's powerful, it does exactly what we wanted it to do without any scripting.
Author: David Khone on Thursday, May 24, 2007
We tried a few installers (including InstallShield) for windows mobile devices before settling on this one. Its the simplest to pick up,make an installer and forget about. We now use this for over the air updates (as the PDA installer files are compressed) and for creating a PC based installer for a user's first install. Highly recommended.
Author: Marcel Thameson on Wednesday, May 02, 2007
Excellent way to build PDA installers
This is simply the best (and one of the few up-to-date) programs which lets us create PDA installers for Windows Mobile devices.
It is one of the few programs which just doesn't need an instruction manual... you give your project a name, drag'n'drop your files into the app, choose a background image for your PDA, then build the two installer files. It couldn't be simpler.
You can also add a User License Agreement file, add registry entries, setup Shortcuts, soft-reset the device, and so on.
As has been noted, it doesn't create a *single* uninstall item in the PDA's "Remove Programs" app, it creates one for each of the .cab files within your installer file.
So, if your installer file contains the .Net CF 2.0, SQLCE .cab and your own application .cab, then there'll be three items shown in the "Remove Programs" app. There isn't a way to uninstall all three .cab files "in one go".
This hasn't been a restriction for us at all.
Best of all, because the PDA installer file is a single, compressed .exe file, we can distribute this via our website, for the smallest downloads.
And being able to have ONE installer file, which only installs the .cab files that aren't currently installed on the device (such as .Net CF) is an absolute lifesaver.
We mainly use this to create a PDA installer file, to put on a memory card for our salesmen. And if their PDA's battery dies, then can just remove the SD-card, re-insert it, then sit back and watch the suite of .cab files getting re-installed. Fantastic!
Really useful, highly recommended, and worth every cent!
Author: Mark Franklin on Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Dont even try it
setups built with this installer do not add themselves to the remove programs list on the device leaving the user with no way to uninstall
Author: GZ on Wednesday, December 13, 2006