Hot! Basecamp Windows Mobile

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Love Basecamp or thinking of using it? Also have a Windows Mobile based phone and looking to integrate Basecamp into it? There’s good news!

Unlike some other phones or platforms, there is really only one option for owners of Windows Mobile based phones. The list is long. Here are just a few of the phones that use Windows Mobile:

  • HTC S743 Smartphone (Unlocked, QWERTY, GPS)
  • HTC Snap Smartphone (Unlocked, QWERTY)
  • Palm Treo Pro Smartphone (Unlocked, QWERTY)
  • BenQ E72 Windows Mobile 6 Smartphone
  • Toshiba Portege G710 (Unlocked, QWERTY, GPS)
  • HTC S621 Smartphone Windows Mobile 6 Edition (Unlocked, QWERTY)
  • Samsung Epix SGH-i907 Smartphone (Unlocked)
  • LG KS20 (Unlocked, Black)
  • Samsung SGH-i617 Blackjack II (Unlocked, Black)
  • HP iPAQ Voice Messenger
  • Pharos Traveler 117 Pocket PC (Unlocked, GPS, Worldwide Maps)
  • AT&T Pantech Duo Smartphone (Unlocked, AT&T Branded)
  • Pharos Traveler 127 Smartphone (Unlocked, GPS, QWERTY)
  • Samsung i780 (Unlocked, QWERTY)
  • HTC T-Mobile Shadow 2 (Unlocked, White Mint)
  • Pharos PTL600E (Unlocked, GPS)
  • Motorola MOTO Q11 (Unlocked, QWERTY)
  • Samsung SGH-i617 Blackjack II (Unlocked, Red)
  • Motorola MotoSurf A3100 (Unlocked, Black)
  • ASUS P320 Car Kit Bundle (UK, English, GPS)
  • AT&T Pantech Duo Smartphone RED (Unlocked, AT&T Branded)
  • Pharos PTL600 (Unlocked, GPS, US/Canada Maps)
  • Samsung SGH-i617 Blackjack II (Unlocked, Pink)

I used a Windows Mobile based phone for quite a number of years. I appreciated the nice integration with Microsoft’s Exchange, but it had some downfalls – not the least of which seemed to be faulty hardware. Anyway, this is not a phone review, but an informative post about a Windows Mobile based basecamp solution!

Unlike iPhone users, there’s really only one option for those with Windows Mobile phones to access their basecamp information and that is TrailGuide! Finally, a custom solution for the many owners of Windows Mobile devices to access their basecamp accounts, and it has a clever little name to boot!

Well, based on the images and product tour, it looks promising, albeit a little bland a little confusing or with a cluttered interface. Unfortunately there may not be much they could have done as many of the devices with Windows Mobile come with small screens. One thing I did notice based on the product tour on the TrailGuide website is that the software communicates with a “Server” it works in the following way:

TrailGuide uses a server to communicate between the mobile client application on your phone and your Basecamp data. The purpose of the server is to efficiently retrieve your Basecamp data based on your account information that you provide in the mobile client. The server then processes the data into an optimized format that makes for a better experience on the phone.

The TrailGuide Server interacts with Basecamp using the secure Basecamp API that is provided for this type of access to your projects.

I am curious as to whether other basecamp software operates in this capacity or whether the phones directly communicate with Basecamp & it’s API. It seems like a bit much with an extra layer of complexity, cost, and fail point.

Regardless, if you are stuck with a Windows Mobile phone and love basecamp, check out the Basecamp Windows Mobile solutionTrailGuide!

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Zach Katkin

Zach is the owner of a number of small businesses including Atilus. He has used many of the small business tools and tips featured on this site in order to help his company. Zach – who general doesn’t like speaking about himself in 3rd person – wants to help you – that’s right, now I’m talking to you – make your small business the best it can be using the Interweb.

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