Friday, September 29, 2006

Windows on a Palm?

The alpha DOS emulator has set me thinking about what I'd do if I had the ability to run Windows apps on my palm. What would I use? And, more to the point, why?

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Saturday, September 23, 2006

x86 Emulator for Palm?

This could be very interesting indeed. I can't quite think what I'd want to run, but I think I'd want to try it out.

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Friday, September 22, 2006

Vizibasic


I love this app. In my opinion it is what palm apps are really about. Doing something wholly unexpected with a palm application, not just regular PIM stuff.The latest version has just been issued. Here's some more about vizibasic:

Detailed description of ViziBasic

ViziBasic stands for Visual easy Basic for Palm. It is an add-on application that I especially made for easing the development of iziBasic projects requiring GUI components (well, most of the Palm applications that you will develop should need that!).

ViziBasic is an application dedicated to:
design simple GUI applications, with forms and objects in a form
have objects perform specific actions thanks to attached iziBasic source code to each object, source code that you write to customize these actions
generate and write the iziBasic source code to some Palm DOC format file that can then be edited like any other iziBasic source code for further enhancing your application
thanks to its integration with the iziBasic compiler (as its name states it!), compile directly the generated iziBasic source code for immediate result

And all of this is done directly on board of your Palm device.

So, ViziBasic is a Rapid Application Development tool (so called RAD), a "What You See Is What You Get" (WYSIWYG) form designer, and the perfect companion to the iziBasic compiler.
ViziBasic is then especially useful for quickly prototyping an application and, since the source code is written in the standard Palm DOC format, it can be the base for further enhancements or more complex coding.

ViziBasic does not come with iziBasic and it is quite useless without it.
You have to purchase the iziBasic compiler separately.

Last but not least (because it is the first time I use my own iziBasic compiler to design a shareware application), ViziBasic itself is coded with iziBasic!

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

What next for Palm OS

Personally I don't know. I suppose it could do with a bit of a face lift, but on the whole I find it functional without being ugly. I would like more multimedia support, mainly for music applications that is, but apart from that there's nothing that I find to be missing.

I often hear that people want multi-tasking for palm OS. I can't really understand that, not on such a small device anyway.

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Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Waiting on NinerPad

NinerMedia announced NinerPad quite some time ago, but I haven't seen anything since. I wonder when it will come out?

Saturday, September 09, 2006

My big palm idea

I have been toying with an idea for a new palm UI for a while now. I am going to make some sketches and the like and get it all together soon, maybe this month and then put them up on this blog.

Friday, September 08, 2006

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Keeping up with PocketC

Well, I am still at it. I'm trying to read a little bit every day to keep my hand in as it were. One interesting thing I've noticed this time around is that as I am reading I am thinking about ideas for apps I'd like to build. That didn't happen before.

At present I am taking that as a good sign. We'll see how it progresses.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

And moving on...

Well, I am moving on with my PocketC work. It is all coming flooding back very quickly indeed.