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    The program I found is called Directory Assistant v1.31. it's a freeware PQA type program that can be downloaded at www.freewarepalm.com.

    The program has, Telephone listings, Business listings, and it interfaces with The MapQuest PQA to allow you to recieve maps, and Driving direction. it also supports The lookup feature for entering Address into mapQuest.

    the Program say it was design for the Kycora, so it had a dialing feature added "for dialing from directory listings", but it also works with the Treo

    The Pqa use the 555-1212 web site as it's resource for Listing. This program combine the usefulness of 2 programs I used on a daily basis.
    1. Yahoo yellow pages site
    2. MapQuest direction

    The look up feature with MapQuest is a time Saver. Instead of have to reenter you home address all the time to get direction some where you just lookup you name saved in the Address and it will paste it to the search field.

    This is a great program and Free Check it out
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    I have been using DA for some time now and it's been discussed in here numerous times. I think you will find it mentioned primarily under the "PQA" search designation.

    Glad you are enjoying it.
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    It is a fantastic app. Best piece out there. I hope something similar is out there for OS 5 because PQAs won't work.
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    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO !!!!!
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    Originally posted by ClarenceCM3
    The program I found is called Directory Assistant v1.31. it's a freeware PQA type program that can be downloaded at www.freewarepalm.com.

    The program has, Telephone listings, Business listings, and it interfaces with The MapQuest PQA to allow you to recieve maps, and Driving direction. it also supports The lookup feature for entering Address into mapQuest.

    the Program say it was design for the Kycora, so it had a dialing feature added "for dialing from directory listings", but it also works with the Treo

    The Pqa use the 555-1212 web site as it's resource for Listing. This program combine the usefulness of 2 programs I used on a daily basis.
    1. Yahoo yellow pages site
    2. MapQuest direction

    The look up feature with MapQuest is a time Saver. Instead of have to reenter you home address all the time to get direction some where you just lookup you name saved in the Address and it will paste it to the search field.

    This is a great program and Free Check it out
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    As for me, I've had the Treo300 since October, I'm no tech guy(although the non-adaptors think I am), and I still find useful stuff like this on TreoCentral. (What's PQA?)

    Thanks.

    BTW - Here is version 1.43 on the developers home page.
    http://discussion.treocentral.com/tc...&postid=240366
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    Originally posted by Llynx
    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO !!!!!
    Yup. Ain't that a bummer? Hopefully someone writes this program without the need to communicate with the PQA libraries. It is simply the best use of the Treo's convergence out there (Vindigo is a close second).
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    This is my #3 app behind e-mail and VeriChat !!!

    Crap !!!!!!!!!
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    Originally posted by tomfurie

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    As for me, I've had the Treo300 since October, I'm no tech guy(although the non-adaptors think I am), and I still find useful stuff like this on TreoCentral. (What's PQA?)

    Thanks.

    BTW - Here is version 1.43 on the developers home page.
    http://discussion.treocentral.com/tc...&postid=240366
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    This has been discussed numerous times. I've not seen anyone develop a PQA-compatible browser for Palm OS 5. Furthermore, quite frankly there is no substantial market for a developer to do so. Yes there are a few Treo users as well some T|W, and perhaps i705 users out there, but not enough. The only solution is use a tool like this one from palmoswerks to disassemble a PQA file and then directly use the URLs from the PQA or post files to your own site for your to use from another browser...

    Btw...there are several mobile formatted sites that can replace DA like the following:

    http://www.555-1212.com/palm/

    I hope that helps. I know I'll be feeling DA withdrawl once I get the Treo600 as well...

    P.S. The really wierd thing is that Junefabrics that makes PDANet for Treos always makes Pocket Web Clippings which allows you to run web clippings on PPC! I wonder if they would be interested in making a OS 5 version? Hmmm....
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    As I was searching for more software to install on my new T600, I found that there is a 555-1212.com channel on AvantGo. If you set up wireless synching with AvantGo, you can look up info "live" from within the channel in AvantGo on the T600 (rather than a web browser). just an alternative that might be useful!
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    Originally posted by gfunkmagic

    Btw...there are several mobile formatted sites that can replace DA like the following:

    http://www.555-1212.com/palm/

    You are kidding, right? This is a cruelty joke, right? It is the limitations of this site that DA was specifically designed to compensate for. Blazer will not even permit you to copy a result of a search, much less automatically create an address book entry.

    Handspring and Palm OS are not PalmOne; it is that simple. There is no reason that PQAs should be a Palm VII exclusive. PQAs resolve fundamental limitations of the Palm OS for online devices. They should be available for all such devices. They should come from PalmOne. They should not be up to after market developers. Even Microsoft understands that operating system upgrades should not clobber old apps. That is particularly true when the old apps compensate for OS deficiencies.

    I am sure that I am not the only one that will not migrate to the Treo 600 until this is resolved. I do not think that all of the new features of the 600 compensate for the loss of all the PQA functionality. These apps are what it means to be online.
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    Just tried the unpqa tool with my favorite PQA to look up flight schedules and status on the OAG site. Worked like a charm.

    For those that were using the same PQA, the entry point is

    http://www.oag.com/OAGMobile/palm/PalmMainMenu.asp.

    Enter this in Blazer and you're good to go. And remember that in Blazer 3 you can save pages!
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    Are you saying that a program called unpqa exists which will let you use PQAs on a Treo600?

    Other threads are saying PQAs are not possible on an OS5 device.

    Just curious about this, and this is my first internet-ready PDA and I'm trying to learn about all of the options available for access to info. on the web.
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    Originally posted by Munir
    Are you saying that a program called unpqa exists which will let you use PQAs on a Treo600?

    Other threads are saying PQAs are not possible on an OS5 device.

    Just curious about this, and this is my first internet-ready PDA and I'm trying to learn about all of the options available for access to info. on the web.
    unpqa lets you deconstruct a pqa so that you can see the URLs it is using. You can then use those URLs to point Blazer to same pages that you would see in the original PQA. Not as good, but better than nothing.
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    And where does one get this unpqa tool??
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    Originally posted by Llynx
    And where does one get this unpqa tool??
    Uhh...did you even read my post?
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    Originally posted by whmurray


    You are kidding, right? This is a cruelty joke, right? It is the limitations of this site that DA was specifically designed to compensate for. Blazer will not even permit you to copy a result of a search, much less automatically create an address book entry.

    Handspring and Palm OS are not PalmOne; it is that simple. There is no reason that PQAs should be a Palm VII exclusive. PQAs resolve fundamental limitations of the Palm OS for online devices. They should be available for all such devices. They should come from PalmOne. They should not be up to after market developers. Even Microsoft understands that operating system upgrades should not clobber old apps. That is particularly true when the old apps compensate for OS deficiencies.

    I am sure that I am not the only one that will not migrate to the Treo 600 until this is resolved. I do not think that all of the new features of the 600 compensate for the loss of all the PQA functionality. These apps are what it means to be online.
    Am I kidding? NO!! If you haven't noticed, wb clippings are a dead end technology and no one is supporting them into the future. Aside from the few VII and few i705 users, the majority of users have moved on...except apparently a few here and at pdaphonehome! *sigh* Look...I'm not saying that Web clippings are bad...In fact I love DA as its one of my fav apps. BUt to blame HS or Palm for not supporting this is ridiculous!

    >>>>PQAs resolve fundamental limitations of the Palm OS for online devices. They should be available for all such devices.

    Wrong, PQA's were designed primarily b/c of the limited bandwidth of the networks the devices relied upon, not the devices themselves. If you haven't noticed, there is now a dearth of various ever more powerful browsers available. The whole point of web clippings was to be a temporary solution to efficiently retireive info on palmos pda's. But there were viewed as a "transitory" solution to a handheld running on a network that was NEVER meant to be permanant. In fact if you haven't noticed, Cingular has already announced that they will be eventually phasing out the Mobitex network all together. Thus Mobitex was never meant to be an endall solution...just "the best" technology for what was available and Web clippings were created to make it "functional". In the end, all "always on" wireless networks today are either grps or cdma, and in the near future will become true 3G. Now, what would be the point of having PQa's when you can have feature rich content on high bandwidth 3G networks? This is the future and that is why no one wants to invest in Web Clipings which are a dead end technology...are great soluion for what it does, but unfortunately one that has been superceded by others. Heck, you do recall that it was Jeff Hawkins himself that helped create Web clippings right? Even he didn't think they were important enough to port to the Treo600!

    >>>>Even Microsoft understands that operating system upgrades should not clobber old apps. That is particularly true when the old apps compensate for OS deficiencies.

    Again, you dont' know what you're talking about...as I stateed before, PQA's were creation of the limited wireless technology at the time, not the PalmOS... Besides, if you that pastionate about it...why don't you develop the lib to support this. I'm sure you'll make tons of money off this! (*hint* reason why no one has bothered?)

    >>>>I am sure that I am not the only one that will not migrate to the Treo 600 until this is resolved. I do not think that all of the new features of the 600 compensate for the loss of all the PQA functionality. These apps are what it means to be online.

    Well, you're going to be waiting a very long, long time... Also, haven't you noticed that many of the best PQA's no longer work? Slowly but surely most sites will soon drop the servers that support these pqa's. Thus even if you try use them, they will die and you have no recourse. Basically, it time to move on. There are now mobile formatted sites that are replacements for nearly every PQA. I suggest you start getting used to them...or try the unpqa tool I linked to above...


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    >>>>>>Again, you dont' know what you're talking about...as I stateed before, PQA's were creation of the limited wireless technology at the time, not the PalmOS... Besides, if you that pastionate about it...why don't you develop the lib to support this. I'm sure you'll make tons of money off this! (*hint* reason why no one has bothered?) <<<<<

    Clear difference in world view. The problems that you are interested in seem to be in Blazer; while I certainly find Blazer to be brain dead, I do not find that any of the alternative browsers for the Palm OS are any better. Therefore, I conclude that my concerns are Palm OS concerns, not browser.

    The limitations that concern me are those of application interoperation. These seem to me to be Palm OS problems. While those between the browser and other applications are particularly vexing, they are not the only ones.

    To me PQAs are less about "wireless" than they are about integration of data from the web with phone and PDA applications, less about wireless than the fundamental limitations of Palm OS and data from the web. I do not intend to insist that PQAs are the only, or even the preferred, way to address these limitations; only that until a better way comes along, they ought to be conserved. To discard them arbitrarily without offering an alternative is rude.

    But PQAs are not the only things that OS5 breaks. It also breaks the Adobe reader, one of the limited number of ways to store and view arbitrary data on Palm OS. I do not intend to suggest that there may not be ways to solve these problems on OS 5 but merely that I do not want to rely upon an operating system that will trash my earlier solutions with every new release, one where I should know in advance that it will do so. The value of the new device and operating system pales when compared to the cost of my time that I have invested in those solutions.

    The advantage of PalmOS over other handheld operating systems has been the number of third party applications. However, one is hard pressed to invest in those applications if every new release of the operating system is going to break them. Even if I did not object to paying for new ones, I do object to the loss of time and energy in learning and populating the old ones. I object to be asked to replicate that effort with every new product or release. For the same reason, I no longer upgrade to new MS operating systems until the hardware dies.

    >>>>I am sure that I am not the only one that will not migrate to the Treo 600 until this is resolved. I do not think that all of the new features of the 600 compensate for the loss of all the PQA functionality. These apps are what it means to be online.

    >>>>>Well, you're going to be waiting a very long, long time... Also, haven't you noticed that many of the best PQA's no longer work? Slowly but surely most sites will soon drop the servers that support these pqa's. Thus even if you try use them, they will die and you have no recourse. Basically, it time to move on. There are now mobile formatted sites that are replacements for nearly every PQA. I suggest you start getting used to them...or try the unpqa tool I linked to above...<<<<<<


    Perhaps. It now seems clear that when the solution comes, it will not come from PalmOne. They do not seem to get it. I suppose that those who come to this market as novices will not care. They will think that integration is impossible or not valuable. They will not have any investment in configuration, old apps, or data to conserve.
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    In case anyone stumbles on this thread through Google like I did, this excellent app has been updated to support the Treo 600:

    http://discussion.treocentral.com/tc...0&pagenumber=1

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