Thursday, December 29, 2016

In 2003: PalmSource delivers OS6 Golden Master to Licensees.

Although as far as I'm aware this never actually made it into any production devices. It was a shame, too little and too late really to get the Palm ecosystem back on target. It had lost too much ground by then.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Have any Bhajis Loops instruments, or looking for some to use?

Well you find lots in the Palmorama Bhajis Loops instrument site and if you want to contribute (and you'd be very welcome) just contact me using the form in the about page, I'd be very happy to hear from you.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Yeah, there's still some pretty interesting Palm stuff around


Although you do need to dig fairly hard these days to find it. But I just found something quite interesting. It's just a page, sitting at http://www.citi.umich.edu/u/rees/pilot/ but it has a bunch of apps on there that I'd never heard of before and never had a chance to try out either.

Of most interest is httpd, a web server for Palm OS. Now that's cool, really cool. I'll give it a go and see what it does.

In 2000: VisorPhone ships

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Why not take a look in the Palmorama library

All you need to do is click above where it says library, or click here. There's lots of good stuff in there, and I'm doing my best to continue to add to it on a regular basis.

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Monday, December 05, 2016

And the next app in my fav list ...


The third app in my favs list is Bird. This is a real swiss army knife of Palm OS apps. If you're making apps and adding resources to them. Whenever I make things I always use Bird. It's excellent.

Sunday, December 04, 2016

The next app in my favs list


The second app in my favs list is AxisPad. One of the last apps to come out of the excellent miniMusic studio for Palm OS music apps, and it was enormous fun to use and play around with. I miss miniMusic and the great stuff that they did.


There's even Palm stuff on Pinterest

If you're a pinterest user you can find the Palmorama pinterest board here. I add stuff to it occasionally, so it's worth checking every once in a while to see if there's anything new.

Saturday, December 03, 2016

Geode GPS Springboard module still on eBay


I just noticed that this is still on eBay, so I thought I'd mention it again as it really is pretty rare.

GeoDiscovery Geode GPS Springboard Module For Handspring Visor on eBay

The first entry on my Favourite Palm App list is ...


ViziBasic. On the one hand I am a bit sad that it hasn't been updated. There were a few things that I would've like to have seen get added, but let's be honest, that simply isn't going to happen now is it, and that's ok. Even so, it's super useful. I've made loads of things with it, some shared, and some not. It's fun to use and quite easy too.

There'll be another app in my favs list tomorrow.

Still nothing from MyNewPalm

Periodically I check this (http://mynewpalm.com) to see if there's anything happening, and since I first posted on it almost 2 years ago nothing at all has happened. It's a real shame.

I'll probably keep checking every now and then, but that'll be about it. I don't really expect to see anything new.

Coming up ... Some of my favourite apps for Palm

It's that time of year for making lists, so I thought I'd write up a list of some of my favourite apps for the venerable old Palm OS. These days it isn't a huge list, but I thought I'd start it off today with the apps that I keep on my old Treo 650, and then we'd see where we go from there.

The first entry in the list is coming soon.

Friday, December 02, 2016

Thursday, December 01, 2016

More PixiLang




Showing off the animation is PixiLang. I always meant to do more with PixiLang, but never got round to it. Who knows though, maybe someday.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

A revisit to PixiLang: And checking the examples


Yep, PixiLang still works on the old PalmOS, albeit an older version of PixiLang. Even so, it's pretty amazing and can do some truly incredible stuff actually.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

In 2000: Kyocera QCP-6035 Smartphone announced

I don't know too much about this device or the manufacturer for that matter but it was another in the long line of third party devices to use the Palm OS, much in the same way as Google has allowed manufacturers to use Android.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Saturday, November 19, 2016

GPS Springboard Companion for Magellan Handspring Visor on eBay


Well this is a lovely old springboard that's really not going to be worth using these days. Modems aren't too useful at all these days so this is more of a collectors item rather than anything else.

GPS Springboard Companion for Magellan Handspring Visor on eBay

I wish I still had this ...

It was such a lovely old device, so niche, and so cool. If you know what it is shout out, if not then ask me in the comments.

Friday, November 18, 2016

In the last days of Palm this was not only very useful but very impressive too



If you can't remember what it was (and why would you), it was a late app in the Palm world. It was a recorder and and editor for wave files. Pretty useful actually.

In 2002: Fossil Palm OS License announced (to make wristwatch PDA)

The Fossil watches never really took off in my view. They were simply too big for most wrists and didn't really do what you wanted them to do. They weren't user friendly and for the most part were targeted at the hard core PDA user who wanted another little screen on their wrist. The second iteration of the Fossil was a lot better and in many ways they were the precursor for the smart watches that we have today.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Wondering about using the AlphaSmart Dana


Such a beautiful old device and so unique, but if I'm honest I've got little or no use for it, and it is just a collectors piece now.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

I haven't seen or used this in ages


This was a lovely app and very handy. Very good in the days before it was really easy to make music with a PDA.

Monday, November 14, 2016

More PDAs in space!


I know I posted about this one before, but it's worth seeing again. A Dell Axim in Stargate Atlantis.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

I still wonder about getting a Z88



I've posted about this before. I still wonder about getting one, even though I know that I have no real use for it at all. The Z88 was designed by Clive Sinclair in 1987, and closely resembles a ZX spectrum. It had a built in word processor / spreadsheet / database on board. How cool is that then?

In 2000: Palm Mobile Internet Kit begins shipping

Connectivity for Palm devices was something that people had started talking about for a long time and before this the only thing you could do was read your email on the device and reply then sync and send the reply from your desktop. The mobile internet kit changed a lot.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

What Saguaro could have been







This would have been really good. Another example of how Palm left everything too late and didn't see what was happening. There was a demo which was fun too.

Handspring Visor Eyemodule 2 Digital Camera Springboard Module in Metal Case on eBay




I think I've posted quite a few of these recently. I wonder why they're coming up so regularly? Anyway, this one looks ok and the price isn't bad either.

Handspring Visor Eyemodule 2 Digital Camera Springboard Module in Metal Case on eBay

Friday, November 11, 2016

Card Access Wristband ThinModem Springboard Module for Handspring Visor TC2000 on eBay




You probably don't want to check this out unless you're a serious hard core fan or connector of Handspring stuff, as a Card Access Wristband ThinModem Springboard Module for Handspring Visor TC2000 isn't too useful these days. Having said that, it's a nice little piece of history.

Card Access Wristband ThinModem Springboard Module for Handspring Visor TC2000 on eBay

A series of PCMCIA PDAs


Ok, not entirely all PCMCIA as the Oregon won't fit the slot, but the form factor is very similar. I think that the business card PDA or device could, or rather should see a revival, I mean, we've done everything else, the phone, the watch, even glasses. Why not a business card?

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Palm OS in space ...


Yes, Mr Clooney, that isn't a Nespresso machine, it's a Sony Clie NX73V, and not a space tablet.

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Emulators, are they worth it?


I've mentioned this one a few times before. It's a not a bad emulator for Android. It works well. But is it worth it? Running Palm OS inside another device? I'm not sure these days. I find myself getting these things set up and then not using them, or at least not much.

So is it worth it?

Monday, November 07, 2016

They don't make them like this any more or do they?


The AlphaSmart was a lovely old device and a great idea and use of Palm OS. There was a kickstarter that was making a very similar looking, distraction free type of device. I lost track of where that got to, but what's interesting is that these ideas just come around each time.

Take a look in the Palmorama store ... (well, if you want Palm OS stuff anyway)

Have a look in the store for all your Palm OS needs! You can just click above to get to the store. The store has lots of mainly 2nd hand stuff from eBay, but often there's some quite good stuff available, so it is worth a look occasionally. You never know, you might grab a bargain.

Sunday, November 06, 2016

The old keyboards


External keyboards have been with us for a long time now. Here's an example of a bluetooth one for Windows Mobile. It worked pretty well actually.

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Where Palm OS could've gone



This was TealOS. An operating system overlay that Teal produced toward the end of the Palm OS lifecycle. For some reason Palm served them with a cease and desist and they had to withdraw the app. It was a shame. It could have breathed a bit more life into the Palm ecosystem when it needed it most.

Friday, November 04, 2016

The beautiful NX73V


Was looking at this just the other day and remembering how amazing it was. A bit under powered for even those days, but amazing nonetheless.

Thursday, November 03, 2016

A thinking about PixiLang too


It's one of those things that I've meant to check out and learn but have never gotten around to. Not as yet anyway. Perhaps one day I will. It looks like an amazing language to learn based on what's been made with it before.

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

There's always a glitch


You can never get a system without a glitch can you. The old Palm OS wasn't perfect, but somehow it seemed like fun, a bit more real in a way.