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Palm OS Quickies: Astraware MLT, Google Maps

my little tank palm os Almost gone but not forgotten, there are still a few new bits of both good and bad Palm OS-related software news out there.

Starting with the good news, long-time mobile software specialists Astraware have released a new version of their My Little Tank game for Palm OS users. Bearing version number 1.14, this is the first update to the title since a major update November of last year. The new update adds support for numerous new languages with no new gameplay or content updates. A full listing of the added languages can be found on Astraware's product revision page. You can reference my review of this fun little game from way back in 2006. I still play it occasionally and would put it on the short list of classic Palm OS games that have stood the test of time quite well, as last year's update really added some additional value to the title.

Google Maps Mobile
On a more worrying note, I was recently helping someone configure a relatively new Palm Centro and decided to download the latest Google Maps Mobile (2.0.2.0) release for Palm OS devices. I went to the usual Google Maps download page in Blazer (google.com/gmm) and was greeted with this error message "Sorry, the Google Maps application does not work on your OS 5. However, you can access Google Maps on the go by using the web version".

Fortunately, I was able to find a link to an archived version [google.com] of the download but this could disappear at any time. This is always wise advice when dealing with downloadable software that might be close to EOL status or whose develop may have gone out of business or just simply ceased support. So to everyone who has 2.0.2.0 on your Palm OS device, make sure you Hotsync your device and/or backup your various PRCs!

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OT: Palm Car Charger

Gekko @ 11/18/2009 1:03:10 PM # Q

fyi - just saw Palm Brand OEM Car Charger for Treo/Centro/TX etc. at Best Buy brick and mortar for a great price - $5.99 each. they had tons of them - so if you need one or want a spare one - go get one!

Item model number: 92458PLMIN

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TANK GAME is NOT WebOS

ScottG @ 11/18/2009 1:14:52 PM # Q
TANK GAME is NOT WebOS

Right from the site:

"To run this app on your WebOS phone, you must have Classic from MotionApps installed."

ScottG

RE: TANK GAME is NOT WebOS
hkklife @ 11/18/2009 1:39:49 PM # Q
Huh? I never said or insinuated that it was a WebOS app. Seeing as how I mention my 2006 review of the game, it should be understood by anyone with half a brain that the Palm OS/Garnet/OS5 version is being discussed. I would certainly hope that the PIC readership is savvy enough to distinguish between WebOS & Palm OS apps anyway.

While SOME sites do (and it aggravates me greatly to see it being done) I NEVER use "Web OS" & "Palm OS" as interchangeable terms and I certainly know the difference between those two drastically different OS architectures.

As a general rule of thumb, I also do not cover WebOS releases or reference Classic as I do not have a Pre or Pixi.


Pilot 1000->Pilot 5000->PalmPilot Pro->IIIe->Vx->m505->T|T->T|T2->T|C->T|T3->T|T5->Zodiac 2->TX->Verizon Treo 700P->Verizon Treo 755p->?

RE: TANK GAME is NOT WebOS
ScottG @ 11/18/2009 3:49:40 PM # Q
OK, Sorry... For some reason I thought I saw this as it was running on WebOS without Classic.

I Stand Corrected, thank you.
ScottG

RE: TANK GAME is NOT WebOS
freakout @ 11/18/2009 4:16:56 PM # Q
Kris - what happened to the borked Pre you had?
RE: TANK GAME is NOT WebOS
Gekko @ 11/18/2009 4:34:11 PM # Q
RE: TANK GAME is NOT WebOS
Gekko @ 11/18/2009 5:04:25 PM # Q

yeah - "Palm OS" is only mention in the article like 6 times.
RE: TANK GAME is NOT WebOS
LiveFaith @ 11/18/2009 10:35:12 PM # Q
Sad to watch the "old guy" taking shorter and shorter breaths. :-(
Pat Horne
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Pre etc.

hkklife @ 11/18/2009 7:15:12 PM # Q
@Timmmmay;

To make a long, long, long story short, I still have the borked Pre (again) but am furiously trying to sell it at the moment. It has literally a few hours' use on it via wi-fi and has never been activated on Sprint. I shall use it in my Droid vs. Palm review/comparison for size & photo purposes if it's still in my possession at such time.

Scott;
No prob, just wanted to make sure everyone was on the same page. Are you still using a Zodiac or have you moved on?

Pilot 1000->Pilot 5000->PalmPilot Pro->IIIe->Vx->m505->T|T->T|T2->T|C->T|T3->T|T5->Zodiac 2->TX->Verizon Treo 700P->Verizon Treo 755p->?

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January 7th at CES

SeldomVisitor @ 12/15/2009 3:12:35 PM # Q
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