Link - The Role of ArcPad
David Maguire responded to my post earlier about the purpose of ArcPad and I really can’t argue with any of his points. I guess it is more that I’m looking at this from a different angle than the ESRI ArcPad team is. As a developer I’d just rather have all this built into ArcGIS Engine rather than having to use a second framework (ArcPad Application Builder). If developers could use just one framework for all their GIS applications, that would simplify things so much.
From an end user standpoint there probably isn’t anything really wrong with ArcPad and embedded into Windows CE GPS units, it probably does a better job than previous proprietary programs did.