StyleTap Inc., a company that provides software platforms for PDAs and smart phones, is introducing version 1.1 of StyleTap Platform for Windows Mobile. The StyleTap Platform enables mobile applications written to run on the Palm Operating System (OS) to operate on Windows Mobile devices. This new version of Styletap Platform supports the bar-code scanner hardware integrated into the leading industrial handheld devices from Intermec and Symbol Technologies (now part of Motorola).
This is significant as there are many thousands of specialized applications written in Palm OS that are used by companies to run on handheld devices in stores, delivery vehicles, and warehouses. Virtually all of those applications use bar-code scanners to gather and track information. With this version, organizations can continue to run, without modification, most existing scanner applications on new hardware.
The Styletap Platform also supports the widely used bar-code scanner interface from Symbol Technologies, even though the Palm OS did not define a standard application program interface for bar-code scanners. Most bar-code scanner applications written for older Symbol devices, such as the SPT1500 or SPT1800, will run unmodified on the newer Windows Mobile-based devices from Intermec (700, CN2B, CN3) or Symbol (MC50 and MC70).
Company: StyleTap Inc.
Company URL: www.styletap.com