StyleTap PalmOS Emulator Coming to iPhone

Despite a brief mention in our forums and I believe some chatting during a podcast episode (though the exact one I can't recall), we haven't discussed the StyleTap emulator much here at TiPb. Here's what it is: an emulator for the PalmOS that allows you to run their tens of thousands of apps on the iPhone or the iPod Touch. Back in February, StyleTap had created a version of it that they successfully demo'ed on a Jailbroken iPod Touch. Now we hear word that they really and truly intend to release it to the world as an official iPhone app.

Don't laugh - there are truly a ton of Palm apps out there -- many of which fall into really cool niche categories that are unlikely to be duplicated anytime soon as native iPhone apps. Stuff like Mobile Gadgeteer Matt Miller's personal fave, a Tide Tool app that lets you check the status of the ocean tides around the world.

Thanks to Cherryhead25 for the tip!

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Dieter Bohn

Dieter Bohn is former editor-in-chief of Smartphone Experts, writing across iMore, Windows Phone Central, Android Central, and more. You can find him on Twitter (and everywhere else) @backlon.

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StyleTap PalmOS Emulator Coming to iPhone


I can not even begin to tell you how great it would be to have a tide tool on my soon to be iphone. I've tried like crazy to get something like this on my BB Pearl but it must be way to complicated... Thank you so much for bringing this to my attention. This solidifies the switch for me.

I had a great biorhythms app for my old US Robotics Pilot 1000. Have not seem anything similar for the iPhone just yet.

No way to compare Tide Tool, an amazing piece of software for navigation & general interest, to tideapp, which is basic, multi-click, table, makes me miss my Palm every day.