PalmGear Debuts StreamLync AutoInstall Utility
PalmGear has announced the release of StreamLync, a auto-install utility that greatly simplifies the Palm OS software download and install process. StreamLync is free software that works with the PalmGear website and enables "one touch" software installation.
StreamLync eliminates a number of steps typically involved with Palm OS application download and installation, especially the use of common unzip and installation tools. It resides on the Palm user's desktop or laptop PC. Once installed, the utility is automatically invoked whenever a user downloads an application from PalmGear.com. From that point until the user transfers the new application to his or her PDA via HotSync, the download and installation process is automatic.
StreamLync works seamlessly with the Palm Install tool to download, unpack, and install the application to Palm Desktop; all ancillary files (e.g., readme files or other documentation) not acceptable to Palm devices are retained in a folder on the PC.
"The Palm OS platform has proven itself to be the easiest and most functional platform for handheld users. The new release of PalmGear's StreamLync auto install technology will extend our lead in providing the best solutions for the handheld and smartphone market," said Larry Berkin, director of developer marketing, PalmSource, Inc. "PalmGear's StreamLync technology will heighten the user's experience with Palm Powered handheld devices," said Ryan Wuerch, President and C.E.O, PalmGear.com.
Jason Cain, Chief Technology Officer for PalmGear, noted StreamLync's advantages to developers. "From the developer perspective, streamlining the installation procedure significantly eases support operations," Cain said. Greater overall customer satisfaction, quicker user installations, and fewer installation-related technical support requests are just a few of the benefits to be gained from offering StreamLync as an installation option for Palm Powered applications. StreamLync also offers setup options that make it practical and convenient in both individual and group user situations.
The StreamLync utility is a patent pending application and is exclusive available from PalmGear.com. The software is offered as a free download. It is currently in the beta stage and only available for windows. StreamLync was developed on Windows XP using Microsoft Visual C++ .NET, and has been tested on Windows 98, Windows 2000, and XP.
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