Monday, October 25, 2010

MotionApps Hands Classic Over to Palm

We are sad to announce that Palm has removed Classic’s ROM from the new webOS 2.0 device ROM which will result in Classic not working if utilized with Palm’s new webOS 2.0.

This is contrary to our agreement with Palm and was done without our approval or consent. Based on this action, MotionApps will immediately stop selling Classic. However, as a courtesy to our clients, we will continue to support existing Classic customers on webOS 1.x for the immediate future.

Be that as it may, we believe in PalmOS and we want to do what we can to help Palm succeed in their future endeavors. So we decided to hand over the entire Classic source code and all of our accompanying IP to Palm so that Palm can do what they want to do with Classic and make it available with webOS 2.0.

Palm now has all the pieces to manage and control Classic's future.

Thank you all who supported us along the way and who love PalmOS the way we do.

MotionApps Team

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

We have the lucky winners

And the lucky winners who won $10 voucher for Handango store during our Birthday promotion are:
  • becrazy2
  • Codon 66
  • Cyril Morales
  • Theresa Beca
  • John Alley
  • Adria Stevens
  • Abigail Basnet
  • Rob Simmerman
  • Christopher Waite
  • Thomas Dick
You should receive your vouchers via email soon.

becrazy2 and Codon 66 please contact our support to let us know where you wish your vouchers to be delivered.

Congratulations guys! Enjoy your apps!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Classic is having a Birthday!

It has been one year since Classic was born and we wish to thank you all for taking part in its growth!

Instead of receiving gifts, we thought we should reward you, our users, so we are giving away $10 vouchers for Handango app store to the luckiest 10 users who purchase Classic during promo or the ones who already have Classic and leave us a comment on this post today.

This promo starts on Sunday, June 6th at midnight and ends on Monday, June 7th at midnight PST.

Buy Classic now and make a wish - imagine some useful Palm OS app you wish to use on your phone with Classic. If you are lucky, we will send you the voucher 24 hours after the party ends, so check your inbox regularly.

You can download Classic from the App Catalog on your Pre or Pixi and purchase it by selecting Buy Now option in the main menu.

And that’s not all. We did not forget our precious users who have been staying with us during this year, so if you already purchased Classic, leave a comment on this blog post about apps you use and general impressions about Classic so far, and we will reward the luckiest authors with Handango vouchers as well.

Hurry up! The number of Handango app store vouchers is limited and the promotion is valid only today.

If you already have Classic and know someone who would like to get it as well, invite them to the party and share this link with promo details.

Stay classy.

The Classic crew

Monday, May 10, 2010

Guest blogger post: use My Tether to HotSync

Or: if you are going to try this at home, make sure you know how. DarthRepublican, one of the PreCentral forum members, did a bit of experimenting with My Tether and HotSync in Classic. The results were positive, so we wanted to share excellent step-by-step instructions on how to try this yourself. Coming up next, the original write-up (thanks DarthRepublican!)

I was thinking about doing a hard reset on my Classic PalmOS installation in hopes of getting it to perform better but wanted to do one final Hotsync in order to back it up. But I had been having a lot of trouble performing a Hotsync. WiFi? Failed. Bluetooth? Failed. Then I remembered reading in the PreCentral forums that a lot of users of My Tether were having trouble hotsyncing.

So I had what seemed at the time to be a crazy idea. Since My Tether is doing a fairly good job of turning my Pre into a WiFi Hotspot, why not tether my Pre to my netbook via WiFi and do a WiFi Hotsync that way? Since I was having no success in Hotsynching while connected to my home WiFi network, this felt like a rather unlikely solution but I tried it anyway. And for the most part it worked. There does seem to be a bug under webOS 1.4 that causes Classic to frequently crash following a successful Hotsync but the Hotsync still seems to transfer all your data successfully.

So to summarize:

The Problem: Cannot Hotsync Classic via wifi or Bluetooth.

The Cause:
Users of My Tether often suffer this problem and it is widely believed that My Tether is the culprit.

The Solution:
  1. Launch both My Tether and Classic.
  2. Turn on WiFi tethering in My Tether.
  3. Connect to your Pre as you would connect to any other wifi hotspot.
  4. Take note of the IP address which your Pre assigns to your computer.

    • In Windows 7,

    1. Click on the WiFi icon in your system tray to bring up your wifi network.
    2. Right click on your WiFi network (by default My Tether calls itself, AoNet).
    3. Click on Status and then click on the Details button.
    4. Your IP address will be listed in the Network Details box that comes up.

    • In Windows XP,

    1. Your connection will sometimes put a network icon in your system tray.
    2. Click on it and select the Support tab of the status dialog that pops up.
    3. Your IP Address will be listed here.


    1. If this icon is not in your system tray, open My Network Places instead.
    2. Click on View network connections in the sidebar and click on Wireless Network Connection.
    3. It will pop up the same status dialog as in the above example.

  5. Launch the Hotsync app in Classic.
  6. Tap on Select PC.
  7. The Hotsync app will be unable to find a PC and will ask you to enter your PC's name or IP address by hand.
  8. Enter the IP address that your Pre assigned to your PC.
  9. Tap Done.
  10. Tap Hotsync.
That should be it. You should now be able to do a successful hotsync. Or at least that's what I did to get Hotsync running in Classic.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Voice Memo for webOS

Did you ever need to record a voice note or any other sound with your webOS phone and save it as an audio file? You can do it now with free Voice Memo app that comes preloaded with Classic emulator.

Voice Memo application will let you record anything you want: dictate your grocery list, record an interview or favorite song in a concert and play the recording in the app itself or work with it in the native webOS Music application.

To transfer the recordings to your computer, just connect via USB to your PC or Mac. You will find your recordings in ClassicApps/Voice Memos directory.

You can install Classic right away (and get it for $19.99 instead of regular $29.99 during time-limited promo) – it is available in the App Catalog on your Pre or Pixi. Then, to get Voice Memo app, just tap Install Free and Trial Apps from Classic menu.

We hope you will love it!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Classic going green promotion

We thought that we should do something special to mark the 40th anniversary of the Earth day!

So, we will be doing a Classic going green promotion - instead of a regular price of $29.99, for a limited time, Classic will go for $19.99.

Classic going green promo will start on Earth day, Thursday, April 22nd at 8 AM EST.

You can download Classic from the App Catalog, a fully functional 7 day trial, and purchase it by tapping Buy Now option from the menu.

And, to top it all off, we will throw in a free shipping in a 100% biodegradable, 100% recyclable and 0 carbon footprint package! :-)

If you already have Classic but know someone who would like to get it, feel free to share this link with promo details.

Stay classy.

The Classic crew
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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Classic time-limited promo: 33% off!

For all the people eyeing Classic now that the new version is out, and bundled with a free Voice Memo app – you can get Classic for $19.99 instead the regular price of $29.99 tomorrow!

Starting at 8 AM PST on Wednesday March 17th, you will be able to get Classic with 33% off if you tap Buy Now button from the Classic menu. The promo is on until Thursday, March 18th at midnight PST. Oh and by the way, we do free shipping! ;)

What you can do right now is download Classic to your Pre phone because it comes with a fully functional 7 days trial. Check it out and be ready when the promo starts.

Stay classy.

The Classic crew