Author: Lonnon R.Foster & Glenn BachmannPublish On: 2005-05-02
Professional Palm OS Programming is everything programmers need to create applications for the world s most popular operating system for handheld devices.
Author: Lonnon R.Foster & Glenn Bachmann
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Palm OS.
Professional Palm OS Programming is everything programmers need to create applications for the world s most popular operating system for handheld devices. Veteran Palm developer Lonnon Foster, who has been developing commercial applications for the platform since its introduction nearly a decade ago, provides readers with hands-on instruction, lots of code, and advice that only comes from the trenches - giving readers everything they need to build cutting edge applications and take advantage of the features of both Garnet and Cobalt. · The Palm OS Success Story· Understanding the Palm OS· Introducing the Development Tools· Writing Your First Palm OS Application· Debugging Your Program· Creating and Understanding Resources· Building Forms and Menus· Programming User Interface Elements· Managing Memory· Programming System Elements· Programming Graphics· Programming Multimedia· Programming Alarms and Time· Programming Tables· Storing and Retrieving Data· Manipulating Records· Using Secondary Storage· Sharing Data Through the Exchange Manager· Using the Serial Port· Communicating Over a Network· Learning Conduit Basics· Building Conduits· Programming Navigation Hardware· Odds and Ends
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 ...
In addition, this book looks forward at the next generation of Palm development and the new OS 5 slated for release in late 2002.
The PalmOS is the most widely-distributed operating system for handheld computers, with tens of millions of devices in use worldwide. Palm has a thriving developer community, with over 350,000 registered developers and countless hobbyist developers. The new edition of PalmOS Programming introduces the many updates to the PalmOS operating system in the past 24 months, including wireless, color, and the Visor devices. In addition, this book looks forward at the next generation of Palm development and the new OS 5 slated for release in late 2002.
Throughout the book, expert applications developer Robert Mykland provides real-world debugging and architecture advice, as well as details on advanced topics such as using shared libraries.
Author: Robert Mykland
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
Category: Palm OS.
Mykland, a recognized Palm developer, has made programming the Palm Pilot a breeze through in-depth tips and information that allow readers to begin as novices and finish as professionals. CD includes development tools for Windows, MacOS, and Linux; copies of examples in the book; useful debugging builds; and third-party developer kits.
The best-selling first edition of this book is still considered the definitive guide for serious Palm programmers; it's used as the basis of Palm's own developer training materials.
Author: Julie McKeehan
Category: PalmPilot (Computer)
With more than 16 million PDAs shipped to date, Palm has defined the market for handhelds, having dominated this class of computing devices ever since it began to outpace competitors six years ago. The company's strength is the Palm OS, and developers loyal to this powerful and versatile operating system have created more than 10,000 applications for it. Devices from Handspring, Sony, Symbol, HandEra, Kyocera, and Samsung now use Palm OS, and the number of registered Palm Developers has jumped to 130,000. If you know C or C++, and want to join those who are satisfying the demand for wireless applications, then Palm OS Programming: The Developer's Guide, Second Edition is the book for you. With expanded coverage of the Palm OS--up to and including the latest version, 4.0--this new edition shows intermediate to experienced C programmers how to build a Palm application from the ground up. There is even useful information for beginners. Everything you need to write a Palm OS application is here, from user interface design, to coding a handheld application, to writing an associated desktop conduit. All the major development environments are discussed, including commercial products such as Metroworks CodeWarrior, Java-based environments such as Sun KVM and IBM VisualAge Micro Edition, and the Free Software Foundation's PRC-Tools or GCC. The focus, however, is C programming with CodeWarrior and PRC-Tools. New additions to the second edition include: A tutorial that takes a C programmer through the installation of necessary tools and the creation of a small handheld application. A new chapter on memory, with a comprehensive discussion of the Memory Manager APIs. Greatly expanded discussions of forms, forms objects, and new APIs for the Palm OS. Updated chapters on conduits that reflect the newer Conduit Development Kit. The best-selling first edition of this book is still considered the definitive guide for serious Palm programmers; it's used as the basis of Palm's own developer training materials. Our expanded second edition promises to set the standard for the next generation of Palm developers.
Whether you're a corporate developer looking for new ways to distribute information to your mobile workers or a programmer interested in maximizing the capabilities of Palm OS devices, this book will help you get there.
Author: Lonnon R. Foster
With complete coverage of the new Palm wireless and Web capabilities, this one-step reference shows programmers how to create next-generation applications for Palm OS devices using all the latest development platforms and tools. The author has tested the many code samples against all Palm OS versions right up to the new OS 3.5. The value-packed CD-ROM includes development tools, demos, and sample code.
Memory management is one of the areas of Palm OS programming that highlights the difference between developing a desktop application and developing a handheld application. Even though modern Palm OS handhelds come with dramatically more ...
Author: Lonnon R. Foster
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Professional Palm OS Programming is everything programmers need to create applications for the world s most popular operating system for handheld devices. Veteran Palm developer Lonnon Foster, who has been developing commercial applications for the platform since its introduction nearly a decade ago, provides readers with hands–on instruction, lots of code, and advice that only comes from the trenches giving readers everything they need to build cutting edge applications and take advantage of the features of both Garnet and Cobalt. Coverage includes: Building forms, menus and user interfaces Managing memory Tying into Palm s standard applications such as the Calendar, Phonebook, or Tasks Storing program data on removable storage cards Building network enabled applications Creating web applications for Palm Working with Palm OS new support for Web Services Programm ing for new device features such as jog dials, rocker switches, 5–way navigators Working with sounds, graphics, multimedia, and new high–resolution color screens Encrypting and decrypting data Wi–Fi, Bluetooth and wireless networking and more
This book shows you how to create real-world applications that will put you at the forefront of development for the most rapidly growing OS in handheld computing.
Author: Steve Mann
Graduate to the next level of Palm programming Advanced Palm(TM) Programming Professional Developer's Guide If you've been looking for an expert guide to Palm programming that goes beyond the basics, here it is. This book shows you how to create real-world applications that will put you at the forefront of development for the most rapidly growing OS in handheld computing. Pioneering Palm software developers Mann and Rischpater walk you through the source code for their programming examples, teaching you both about algorithms that solve problems specific to the Palm OS and more general purpose application-level programs. In stand-alone chapters designed for easy reference, they provide: * A practical modest-precision trigonometric library * Routines for floating-point data entry, formatting, and conversion * An application to create Palm database (PDB) files on the desktop * Map display applications with rich graphics support * Simple yet powerful global searching techniques for Palm devices * Guidance for building a transport-independent communications API * Solutions for quickly accessing records in large databases * Debugging techniques for the Palm OS The CD-ROM contains complete source code for all the programming samples in the book. Professional Developer's Guides The Professional Developer's Guide series provides the first in-depth look at recent or emerging programming technologies. Experienced programmers and developers will find comprehensive coverage of new programming standards as well as code, sample programs, developer's tools, and applications that will make learning a new programming language much easier.