From the Back Cover
Professional Palm OS Programming
Palm OS has defined the standard for handheld and mobile devices for nearly a decade, thanks to its convenience, power, and ease of use. As the popularity of these devices continues to grow, so does the demand for programmers to build original applications. This book guides both aspiring and experienced programmers through the ins and outs of creating software for Palm OS.
Covering nearly every aspect of Palm OS development, this useful resource gets you started with the fundamentals, such as how Palm OS works and the available development tools. You′ll then quickly move on to new aspects of Palm OS, including the new Palm OS Cobalt, the next generation operating system. Packed with hands–on instructions, lots of code, and insider advice, this book will help you make your applications work seamlessly.
What you will learn from this book
- The various multimedia functionalities for audio and video recording and playback
- How to create applications that make use of TCP/IP communications options
- New and updated coverage of Palm OS development tools, including Metrowerks′ CodeWarrior®9.3 and the new PODS from PalmSource
- Methods of programming system elements, graphics, and alarms
- Techniques for storing, manipulating, and retrieving data
- An understanding of the very complex topic of conduit programming and why it uses different tools
Who this book is for
This book is for experienced C programmers who are looking to either start developing applications in Palm OS or who would like to take their Palm OS skills to the next level.
Wrox Professional guides are planned and written by working programmers to meet the real–world needs of programmers, developers, and IT professionals. Focused and relevant, they address the issues technology professionals face every day. They provide examples, practical solutions, and expert education in new technologies, all designed to help programmers do a better job.
About the Author
Lonnon R. Foster
is a programmer and writer who has spent the past nine years creating desktop applications, database front ends, Web sites, communications software, technical documentation, and handheld applications. He has been developing Palm OS applications almost as long as the platform has existed, starting with his first Pilot 5000 and progressing to more complicated wireless software for Symbol’s 1700 series. Lonnon fills his sparse free time with tactical tabletop gaming, recreational Perl coding, and reading everything he can get his hands on.
Glenn Bachmann is a noted author of several books and articles on Palm OS programming and mobile computing. Glenn is also president and founder of Bachmann Software, a leading provider of wireless file management, networking, backup, and printing software products for Palm OS, Pocket PC, and Symbian handheld computing platforms. Founded in 1994, Bachmann Software (www.bachmannsoftware.com) has established itself as a leading contributor to the mobile and wireless economy through its utility software products and partnerships with many of the key companies in the mobile computing arena. Bachmann’s PrintBoy, FilePoint, Mobile Backup, and Mobile Utilities are among the best–selling software utilities for handhelds and smartphones.