I finally found the files I needed to get this emulator running on my somewhat underpowered Android phone. Guess what, it works really well. So far I’ve only managed to get a few things working, but so far so good. It may even be useful, especially as I have a hypercard player app too.
I found this from one of the very early posts on Palm Sounds and after a bit of searching around I found a PRC file for it (that’s a Palm OS executable file). So I’m going to give it a go and see what can be done with it. That’s if it works at all.
I really couldn’t believe that this Palm app worked under StyleTap, but it did, albeit a little slowly.
I’ve been trawling through these to see if I can find any that are actually useful or workable on my jailbreak 3G. So far they are all just a bit of a novelty and not too much more.
I wanted to try to get PixiLang and Sunvox working under StyleTap on my jailbroken 3G, but as you can see from these screen shots, StyleTap was not happy about them at all. Of course, I can run Sunvox native on the iPhone, but not not PixiLang, which is a shame.
So I’ve actually got an Android app running on my 3G under iDroid, and it actually works. It doesn’t work very well, but it does work. The app I managed to get running was Beat Dialer. The other app I tried to get to work was Tasker, but for reasons that I just don’t understand it will not install at all. Which is a shame really.
Getting AxisPad running on it was great. AxisPad was one of the last Palm OS music apps to appear, and I still really like it. I think I have all the miniMusic apps running on the 3G now, which is good. I still couldn’t get Bhajis on there, but perhaps I’ll have more luck next time I try.
So today is my last day of using the StyleTap trial. I knew that I’d have to get the last bit of testing done today to see if I could use iziBasic and ViziBasic on the emulator. The short answer? You can. In fact, in some ways they work better, especially in terms of being able to zoom the screen, which is very handy when you’re not using a stylus.
So I ran a ‘generate code and compile’, from Vizibasic, and that worked fine, and a compile from iziBasic and that worked too. All systems go then. Looks like I’ll be buying StyleTap after all!
I only discovered today that there’s a relatively stable port of Einstein the Newton emulator, available for Android 2.2, so I’m going to try and get it running on my newly rooted San Francisco which could be very cool indeed!