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 wirelss, 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.
About the Author
Glenn Bachmann is president and founder of Bachmann Software (http://www.bachmannsoftware.com), a leading provider of software products and professional software development services for the mobile computing and wireless communications industries. Bachmann Software's popular PrintBoy mobile printing software and FilePoint Pro file management suite are available through major retail stores and online software channels, and are in everyday use on Palm OS and Windows CE PDAs worldwide.
Frank Ableson is an expert in computer hardware and software communications, network programming and image processing, and he relishes solving problems in general. Frank is a contributing author for chapters on infrared communications, serial communications, and network programming. Franks runs his own consulting firm CFG Solutions, and his contributions to Bachmann Software over the years have earned him the title of resident communications guru. His biggest fans are his wife Nikki, and children, Julia, Tristan, and Natalie.
Greg Winton is the author of Palm OS Network Programming (O'Reilly & Associates, 2001) and a regular contributor to several technical magazines. He provides application development consulting for Palm OS, Linux, and a wide variety of handheld and wireless networking platforms. For more information, visit him on the Web at http://www.gregsprogrammingworks.com.