StyleTap Palm OS Emulator running on Android

Palm under Android and some retro goodness

As I’m now starting to look at interesting things that can be done with this Nexus tab I’m going to be trying out some old Palm OS apps on the tablet using the new StyleTap Palm OS emulator for Android, but in advance of doing that I’m going to give you a few pointers to old Palm apps that you might never of heard of or that are long forgotten.

I know it isn’t iOS stuff, but it is mobile music making for sure.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

StyleTap comes to Android: Palm OS now available on the green robot!

Yep, it’s been a very long time coming, but you can now run Palm OS applications on your Android device from 2.0 up. This is great news for Android!

Full details at the StyleTap site.

Kindle Fire = Mac Plus + Newton

I love emulators, I don’t really know why, but I just like one machine masquerading as another, so this really appeals to me. The Kindle Fire running Mac Plus and Newton emulations. If I had a Kindle Fire, which I don’t as Amazon still haven’t said if they’ll come to the UK, I would almost certainly give this ago.


Guess what, iEmu got cancelled!

You might remember this kickstarter project to create an open source iOS emulator. Well, guess what, it’s been cancelled.

Firstly I would like to say that I have been overwhelmed with the amount of support that I received for iEmu. I deeply appreciate all the support emails and pledges. After spending time discussing iEmu with various legal experts in the industry. I came to the conclusion that accepting funding for it would only make me more of a target for certain companies. I currently am not in a position to fight anything and have decided to take a different approach. This is by no means the end of iEmu! Stay tuned….

It would have been nice, but never mind! Not entirely an unexpected outcome! Clip to Evernote

Hope for old Palm OS apps?

I still love some of my old Palm OS apps (a lot of them if the truth be known), so I was interested to see this development from StyleTap.

StyleTap make Palm OS emulators for Windows Mobile and Symbian and also one for the iPhone that requires a jailbreak. Now they’ve released a ‘wrapper‘ project that allows Palm OS developers to move their old Palm OS apps over to iOS.

I’ve no idea how it works, but I’d be very interested to hear from any old Palm OS developers who might consider it. Clip to Evernote

Myriad’s Alien Dalvik 2.0 on an iPad

I like the idea of being able to run the Android OS on an iPad, but the fact that the whole thing is running in the cloud makes me wonder if it’ll work at all for music applications.

Even so it is of some interest, I’m just not sure it’s going to get off the ground. Clip to Evernote

StyleTap update (jailbreak devices only)

If you want a Palm OS emulator on your iDevice then you’re going to need to jailbreak and get StyleTap which has just been updated. StyleTap Platform for iPhone v0.9.012 is now available for download through Cydia and provides the following:

  • StyleTap now appears as a native iPad application instead of running in an iPhone compatibility box
  • When a hardware keyboard (or a barcode scanner using a keyboard datawedge) is enabled, the onscreen keyboard will disappear properly
  • When StyleTap is enabled for keyboard input, the keyboard icon will turn blue (useful when using a hardware keyboard)
  • Significantly improved (more than doubled) screen refresh rate
  • StpTakePicture function call added to the StyleTap API which allows a program to invoke the camera
  • Various fixes to problems reported by users

Why get a Palm OS emulator on your iDevice? Take a look at this. Clip to Evernote

Want to run iOS apps on your Android? Back this

Here’s a very ambitious Kickstarter project that you might want to back. Clip to Evernote

ZX Spectrum on iOS: Spectaculator

You may or may not be acquainted with my obsession with retro emulation on modern mobile platforms.

This post from beatmakerTV got me very interested in this iOS Spectrum emulator although I’m not entirely sure how you’d get the .tzx files in and out.

Spectaculator, ZX Spectrum Emulator - Jonathan Needle Clip to Evernote

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