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About Start Software

Start Software is an award-winning developer and leading publisher of asbestos software, systems for the legal services industry and more.

Want to know more about asbestos software Alpha Tracker? Alpha Tracker is the most used asbestos software in the UK, Australia & New Zealand with more than 60m items of asbestos data stored.

Our legal services software Alpha Legal helps will writers, accountants, solicitors, IFAs and estate agents to communicate securely with clients. Read about developments here on the blog.

Or need help with Alpha Anywhere or Alpha Transform projects or software development? You'll find useful info here.

New HTC Desire Z - ideal Android surveyor phone/pocket PC?

Here is some video footage of the new HTC Desire Z with a slide-out keyboard.  Looks like it could be the ideal unit for surveyors using Tracker Mobile.

AccredIT quality inspection

Kim spent most of yesterday with our AccredIT assessor for our 12-monthly check-up to see if our processes and procedures still meet the demanding AccredIT regime.

We were one of the first software development companies to reach the AccredIT standard and we work hard to keep ourselves at the top of our game to keep our registration (and our ISO 9001 certificate).

Our accreditation relates to software design and development, and you can read more about the standard here:

We had a positive feedback session at the end of the day and look forward to receiving some good news about our AccredIT accreditation shortly!

New Android handsets launched by HTC

Now that our Tracker Mobile and other mobile data system software is compatible with Android, we're keeping a keen eye on the Android handsets coming onto the market.

HTC have just launched some exciting new models including the Desire Z with full hardware keyboard.

Take a look at to see more photos of the new models.

Preparing for AccredIT quality assessment

new automated posting to Blog and Twitter

new automated posting to Blog and Twitter

Just testing some new code, please ignore!
Just testing some new code, please ignore!

Robin rides the "Great Big Bike Ride" for Severn Hospice

100km in 5 hours, great fun and a really good cause.

Why don't you get your bike out and join us next year?


Sent from my Android phone using TouchDown (

Android "Mobile Data" almost ready

We've been busy testing the new Android version of "Mobile Data" (formally known as Pocket PC Creations) which is looking great.

We're testing on an HTC Legend but we also have users with HTC Desire devices and the fabulous new Android tablets.

It does look like Windows Mobile 6 is going to stop production soon (at least for consumer-style phones) and the new Windows Phone 7 Series isn't backwards compatible, so Android devices are going to be the way forward for our customers using pocket sized units to collect data on site and transmit back to servers remotely.

If you are about to buy new pocket PCs/phones for data collection please do speak to us first - it may be that we can advise you to choose new Android devices for improved productivity and a better all-round experience for your users.

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