PalmSource has released a beta version of PalmSource Installer, which has been designed to streamline the online and over-the-air (OTA) download and installation of Palm OS applications onto smartphones and handhelds.
As part of this company’s efforts to make software more easily accessible for Palm OS users, PalmSource Installer can simplify the process of loading software by providing one-touch software download and installation.
PalmSource Installer is designed to allow developers to bundle their Palm OS application, support files, and desktop components into a single, compressed software package that a user can download and install with a single touch of a button, whether through HotSyncing to a PC or through direct OTA delivery.
PalmSource Installer is automatically downloaded whenever an user downloads a PalmSource Installer-enabled application package.
In addition, PalmSource Installer is designed to leverage the ease-of-use of Palm Powered devices to intelligently detect a user’s device requirements, including memory, screen resolution, and default languages to automatically install the appropriate files tailored to the device.
The public beta version of PalmSource Installer is free and available to registered Palm OS software developers in the PalmSource Developer Zone. It supports Palm Powered devices running all current versions of Palm OS.