I'd love to have a good shopping program as I do a lot of buying for my company. My favorite shopping program is Handy Shopper for Palm OS & WinMo. The developer only updates the WinMo version but is totally open to others developing apps from his source code (see copy from the yahoo group below). So any enterprising individuals out there can use his app as a model and make a wonderfully successful app for the Pre!
Barring that, I'd pay for a good shopping app. I use it not only for shopping, but for all kinds of other things like... music I'd like to check out, supply lists for camping, jotting down gift ideas, etc... It helps me where my memory lacks!
Re: NEW PALM PRE!
--- Greg Gaub <mailing.lists@...> wrote:
> >I'll pay ($$), plead, whine, cajole, promise,
> >whatever to get it!! Without HandyShopper, the
> >Pre will probably be a non-starter for me, and
> >that would be very disappointing!
> Those things won't have any effect on Chris other
> than to cause him to leave the group again.
> We don't want that.
Thanks Greg. :-) I am flattered that so many folks find this
software indispensable and ask for it to be ported to so many
devices. Unfortunately, flattery will indeed get you nowhere (with
me). As Greg says, I released full source code for reading/writing
HandyShopper databases, so now the only thing stopping other people
from writing versions of HandyShopper for other devices is the usual
stuff (interest, skill, etc).
> As such, your best bet is to find a developer who
> is thinking about getting into WebOS software, and
> tell him/her that they'd be insane not to make a
> compatible app. They can even sell if they want.
> Chris has posted the information needed to read
> and write HandyShopper files. Any developer,
> therefore, can make compatible applications. It's
> not even GPL (I don't think), it's just how to use
> the databases. They would even have the Palm and
> PPC apps to model the WebOS version after.
> I bet such a developer would even be able to get
> some answers out of Chris for problems that come
> up, if he/she was nice about it.
Indeed, on all counts. The source code is released in the Public
Domain, even. No strings attached.