StyleTap can port Palm OS to Android

  • 17/07/2012 AT 16:46 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Mobile Phones, Platforms

StyleTap is bringing you legacy software to your Android device at rock bottom prices! For only $50 they are bringing you access to all of the applications from days past.

If you truly are a legacy software user and are having problems letting go of the past then this may be of interest to you. Honestly I can understand that some businesses do create a lot of custom software that does not easily port itself between operating systems.

The problem is Palm OS 5.2 has been out of circulation for quite some time at this point and any use of an Android phone or “pda” (see: tablet) would give you no access to these older apps. Sure emulators have been available on iOS from the company for quite some time but Android owners have been left out in the cold – until now.

So for those of you who have been wanting to upgrade to something new and shiny but have been holding off on pulling the trigger due to an old piece of Palm software your wait is over! With a $50 price tag this is clearly not going to be used by hobbyists who want to play around with legacy applications. This is definitely for someone who has an actual reason to access old Palm applications and really that only means custom software.

I do have to admit though for anyone that does need access to Palm software StyleTap doesn’t pull any punches. They offer full access to legacy applications within their emulator and have added features you wouldn’t see in most other alternative emulators on the market for other operating systems. The big stand out? It fully enables the use of Android’s GPS software into any Palm applications that have the ability to use it. It gives full use of TCP/IP, audio recording and playback, and use part of your phone’s storage as a virtual memory card for the software itself!

StyleTap Announces Immediate Availability of StyleTap® Platform for Android™

StyleTap Announces Immediate Availability of StyleTap® Platform for Android™
TORONTO, Canada, July 16, 2012 – StyleTap Inc. today announced the release of StyleTap Platform for Android™, which allows over 30,000 applications originally written for Palm OS® to run on Android smartphone and tablet devices.

“We have found that many users and businesses have made very large investments in acquiring and developing mobile applications, and these applications have been enhanced and refined to fit their needs like a glove,” said Gregory Sokoloff, CEO of StyleTap. “With all the new smartphone platforms, users are reluctant to lock themselves into one platform or to make the same investment over and over for each new platform. StyleTap’s cross-platform family of products can help make these problems go away.

“Although there are many useful and entertaining applications available through the various app stores, we receive a constant stream of emails from users telling us that they need StyleTap in order to keep running the applications, not available on any app store, that are critical to their lives and businesses.

“We are particularly delighted to support Android because the open nature of the Android ecosystem allows customers to take full advantage of the benefits of StyleTap without being limited by arbitrary restrictions such as those imposed by Apple.”

StyleTap Platform for Android supports standard features that include TCP/IP networking, audio recording and playback, the ability to use the multi-gigabyte storage as a virtual memory card, and cut/copy/paste of text between native and Palm OS applications. It also provides innovative capabilities such as giving Palm OS applications access to the Android GPS by providing location information in standard GPS NMEA format.

StyleTap Platform for Android is the newest member of the StyleTap Platform family, which includes StyleTap Platform for Windows Mobile™, StyleTap Platform for Symbian OS™, and StyleTap Platform for iPhone®. With StyleTap Platform, the same binary executable application can run on more smartphones and PDAs than for any other software runtime, while at the same time native code execution is supported on each device. For developers, this is “write once, profit everywhere.”

Interested users and developers can visit www.styletap.com/iphone for instructions on obtaining a free 14-day trial of the Android version. StyleTap Platform for Android can be purchased for US$49.95.

For more information about StyleTap Platform for Android, please visit www.styletap.com and subscribe to the StyleTap news blog.

About StyleTap Inc.

StyleTap Inc. is a privately-held Canadian software company founded in 2000 whose mission is to provide the essential software ingredient that enables mobile applications to run on any smartphone. StyleTap Inc. is the developer of StyleTap Platform for Android, StyleTap Platform for iPhone, StyleTap Platform for Symbian OS and StyleTap Platform for Windows Mobile which are robust, high performance software platforms that enable Android, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Symbian OS and Windows Mobile devices to run thousands of software applications that are also compatible with Palm OS devices. StyleTap continues to expand the capabilities of its existing products and extend its unique technology to run on additional devices and operating systems.

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