As the Pre is not going based on the old Palm OS, it isn’t be able run applications written for the older operating system. MotionApps Classic helps fill in this gap.
Now Fingertip Friendly
The latest version — Classic 1.1 — also offers other new features besides sound support.
The Palm Pre was designed to be used with a fingertip, but many Palm OS app have small elements designed to be tapped on with a stylus. Classic now lets users enlarge sections of the screen, so they can use a fingertip to select small items.
This version of Classic is also the first that can notify users that an alarm in the Palm OS calendar has gone off when the emulator is running in the background. It can’t do the same when this app is completely closed though.
It also offers improved keyboard behavior and enhanced preferences.
Opening Night Jitters
MotionApps says that Classic 1.1 offers “greatly improved stability” but in reality it has at least one serious bug.
This app allows users to install Palm OS applications and databases by connecting the Palm Pre to a PC via a USB cable. As it stands now, this function has significant problems.
Try It Out
MotionApps Classic 1.1 is available now in the on-device App Catalog. There is a 7-day trial available, or it can be purchased for $29.99.
More details are available at www.motionapps.com/classic/