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PalmOS Development Tools , Decisions

PalmOS Development Tools , Decisions

PalmOS Development Tools , Decisions

(OP)
I have been looking around for certain tools to development, one that I can currently testing the demo of is AppForge ( a VB Addin that allows you to use VB to create Palm Applications )

Appforge cost about 695$ (and seems limited at that)
http://www.appforge.com

Another one is MobileBuilder 2.0 from penright.com
http://www.penright.com/products.html

This one seems much more promising, except the pricetag nearly choked me (since I assume its high priced because not only does it do PalmOS but much more)

but one I am considering is CodeWarrior 7.0 for PalmOS
lets you develope Palm appz from Windows 9x/NT/2000 and MacOS.

Unfortunatly I cant apply for the academic lisense (only 119$) otherwise I would have it now. Palm Computing seems to endorse this one the most, and I am wondering if it's worth it to get the standard lisense (369$)

http://www.metrowerksstore.com/palmcomputing.html

Any Opinions, sugestions?

The idea of using Appforge in VB is nice, but it seems limited, codewarrior might be my choice (I do know C++ as well as other Visual Studio Platforms, so getting used to one or the other is not a problem, just the price for what you get is my concern)


Karl
kb244@kb244.com
http://www.kb244.com
Experienced in : C++(both VC++ and Borland),VB1(dos) thru VB6, Delphi 3 pro, HTML, Visual InterDev 6(ASP(WebProgramming/Vbscript)

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RE: PalmOS Development Tools , Decisions

I had Appforge DEMO but I too had problem with it.
I could have gotton it for $299.00 developer Pre-release but since I didn't have any luck with it I decided against it.
The Palm VII is my PDA of choice.  I have an App loaded on it called DPWEB which lets one surf  NON-graphic WEB pages wihtout frames.
So the idea is to forget developing an app in the Palm itself but instead developing a WEB app which can be opened from the Palm or any thing that surfs a WEB site, PC's PDA,  etc. you name it. Its a whole new way of thinking.
 
Here is a DEMO on my site if you would like to see it.

http://www.barcodeone.com/asp/upln.asp?b=132/68&;p=23093&pu=78&t=98.3&l=FR6gjK9

PS this WEB link is not together, copy both lines and paste it in your browser as one.

PS the is a grainy picture of My Palm VII on that site too.
http://www.barcodeone.com/winsoft/images/palmonsite.jpg

Anyway don't know if that helps at all.


DougP, MCP
 
 Visit my WEB site www.barcodeone.com to see how Bar-codes can help you be more productive

RE: PalmOS Development Tools , Decisions

Hi,

try http://www.falch.net

You can get a free trial. It covers a GNU C-compiler, emulator, PalmOS SDK, forms editing, debugging without Palm connected...

I think, not only because of the reasonable price around $230 this will be my personal choice.

Siegfried.

RE: PalmOS Development Tools , Decisions

I've been using Codewarrior since Release 5 (3 years) and I absolutely love it. I know it is expensive but I think it is worth it, I think you can download a R7 demo in www.palmos.com/dev , try it and you will love it too, there is a lot of reference material, a course in www.codewarrioru.com (free) and every book about Palm Programming recomends Codewarrior.
I one used Satelite Forms and I really didn't like it, I know about PocketC (not very pro), Appforge (easy, because you programm in VB but the apps are slower and that is a huge con in Palm apps).
I suggest that if you can't buy Codewarrior, use the free GNU compiler you can get.

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