iAnywhere Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc., has launched the latest version of its AvantGo service for managing and viewing mobile Internet content offline or online. Enhanced AvantGo features include wireless browsing, customized wireless synchronization, expanded channel management and personalization capabilities, and improved customer support.
Features for an enhanced user experience include: A complete redesign of the user interface including tabbed navigation, customized channel layout, choice of fonts, and new color themes; Small-screen optimized navigation designed to maintain ease-of-use; and New browser versions for Palm OS 5, Pocket PC and Symbian, which include top requested features, including full-screen screen support for palmOne T3 and T5 devices.
On-device channel management and selection enhancements include: Search, browse and add over a thousand AvantGo channels from the device online or offline; Customize the layout of the channel list; Create Personal Channels from the device; On-device Help & Alert sections; Trouble-shooting tips and service alerts on the device; and Channel recommendations based upon other channels to which a user is subscribed.
Customer support features include: New user interface includes context help--each section has icon that can be expanded for more information about a feature; One of the new tabbed navigation features includes a Help tab which offers top FAQ's and tips for each platform supported; and The new Alerts tab displays information regarding the user's account or the AvantGo Service (e.g. Service maintenance notices, user tips, premium service expiration notices, etc.).
iAnywhere's new AvantGo service is immediately available for free download. The update supports all major handheld devices running Palm OS 5, Pocket PC (2000, 2002, 2003), Symbian UIQ and Symbian OS v.6.1 Series 60.