16 January 2009

StyleTap Releases Symbian Version

StyleTap Platform for Symbian OS is now available for download and purchase at the StyleTap website.

The Symbian version supports all Nokia smartphones running S60 3rd Edition, Sony-Ericsson devices running UIQ 3.0, and the new Nokia touch UI devices running S60 5th Edition. It includes support for hardware features such as screen rotation and the optical joystick on the Samsung i8510 smartphone, and introduces a new screen rendering capability that significantly improves the readability of the screen on QVGA (240x320) devices.

With this release, StyleTap-compatible applications can now run on all PalmOS devices, all Windows Mobile devices and all Symbian smartphones – more than any other type of mobile applications.

See the news release for the full details.

StyleTap for the iPhone Still in Progress

Interest in StyleTap for the iPhone and iPod touch continues to be high, and we've had numerous queries looking for an update. So far, nothing has changed – Apple continues with its unfortunate App Store policy, and we continue the development work on the iPhone version.

However, we can assure all who have asked about pricing – an iPhone version of StyleTap will definitely not be among the thousands of App Store offerings priced at $1...

StyleTap for the Palm Pre?

Since Palm's announcement of the Palm Pre and webOS, we have received many emails asking (and some begging) us to create a version of StyleTap for this new platform.

From Palm's initial public statements about the application interface, it seems unlikely that we would be able to create a version of StyleTap without some assistance from Palm to provide access to the C/C++ level of APIs we would need. However, until we see what actually gets shipped to customers, it's still too early to tell what level of APIs are going to be available.

While we continue to investigate the technical feasibility, we're also assessing if there will be an appropriate business case for creating a product. If you are interested in seeing a version of StyleTap for the Palm Pre, please let us know with a quick email to sales@styletap.com, but also let Palm know that you want to have your PalmOS apps running on this new device.