Prepare the environment

The simplest scenario will be used in this guide, which requires 1 Windows PC and 1 iPad.

  • 1 Windows PC: used as the development machine and the server

  • 1 iPad: used as the mobile client

The PowerBuilder 2019 version and the 32-bit version of PowerServer Mobile for .NET edition will be used to walk you through this guide, so please prepare the environment according to the following requirements.

Software requirements for Windows PC:

  • Windows 7 or 8.1 (32-bit or 64-bit)

    PowerServer Mobile 32-bit version can be installed to the 64-bit OS without any special considerations.

  • .NET Framework 4.x

    For Windows 7, you will need to first download the .NET Framework 4.0 setup program from

  • IIS

    See Install IIS and Configure IIS.

  • PowerBuilder 2019 & PowerServer Mobile 2019 (32-bit)

    You can download PowerBuilder 2019 Universal Edition from the Appeon web site. The universal edition includes the installation of PowerBuilder, PowerServer Mobile, and PowerServer Toolkit.

    See Install PowerBuilder and PowerServer for instructions on installing PowerBuilder, PowerServer Mobile, and PowerServer Toolkit.

Hardware requirements for Windows PC:

  • Intel processor(s) running at 1.8 GHz or faster

  • At least 2 GB RAM (4 GB RAM recommended)

  • 4 GB hard drive space (for PowerBuilder installation and PowerServer Mobile installation)

Software requirements for the iPad: