Q: How can I install Palm OS app in Classic (on Pre)?
A: The installation of Palm OS apps is as straight forward as this:
- Connect your Pre device with your PC using USB cable
- Copy .prc/.pdb file in to ClassicApps folder
- Disconnect Pre and start Classic
Q: Pre does not have SD card slot – my Palm OS app needs SD card to be able to run. Can I use such an app?
A: Yes. Classic contains a full emulation of SD card related APIs. We have implemented this through a dedicated folder on device’s file system which mimics the SD card. Palm OS application can access files and folders in this virtual storage card using the standard Palm OS VFS API, without any restrictions.
This means that Palm OS apps can create, read, modify or delete files and folders on the virtual SD card just as they did on real SD card on real Palm OS devices (it can even be formatted through standard Palm OS API). From the Palm OS application’s perspective, there is a fully functional SD card in Classic.