[September 23, 2003]
PiLoc localization technology is announced a winner of 2003 European Palm Powered Up Awards
Today PalmSource, Inc. announced winners of 2003 European Palm Powered Up Awards. The
European Powered Up Awards celebrate the best application developers that Europe has
to offer. PiLoc Palm OS
localization technology developed by Paragon Software (Smart Handheld Devices
Division) is recognized as the winner in one of four categories - Productivity tools.
PalmSource develops six European language overlays for Palm OS: English, German,
Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese. PiLoc technology makes the Palm OS
platform available for 30 additional languages in specific national markets. PiLoc
is a universal technology that adapts to Palm OS and the requirements of specific
"PiLoc provides a complete solution for end users and corporate customers
who want to use their local language on their Palm Powered device," said
Larry Berkin, director of developer marketing, PalmSource, Inc, - "PiLoc
provides a interface translation of Palm OS traditional PIM functions into a variety
of national languages, while enabling third-party Palm OS developers to integrate
national language support into their applications."
[September 22, 2003]
RifleSLUGs-W declares Wild Web Wars! Paragon Software (SHDD) introduces the new concept of Palm OS games development.
Today at the European PalmSource Developer Conference Paragon Software (SHDD)
announced a new wireless game – RifleSLUGs-W: Wild Web Wars.
RifleSLUGs-W is a sequel of the popular game series RifleSLUGs and RifleSLUGs-II for
Palm OS. During several weeks after the releases the products jumped into the Top 10
of the most popular Palm OS games.
RifleSLUGs is a reincarnation of well-known PC strategy games concept. It is a
step-by-step strategy game in which two armies of slugs (red and yellow) battle for
existence. Using a wide range of weapons, the armies engage in fierce battle,
attempting to annihilate each other. Players can battle with each other via Infrared
or Bluetooth connections on their wireless Palm Powered devices. There is a choice
of different battle maps and tons of weapons.
The principle new features of RifleSLUGs-W are the series of multi-players modes.
Players can battle with each over via Infrared or Bluetooth connections on their
wireless Palm Powered devices. In addition to the launch of this games series,
Paragon Software has introduced a game server that will host multi-player games of
RifleSLUGs. Connecting to this server from a Palm Powered device or from a PC Palm
OS emulator customers can play with each other via TCP/IP protocol. Now, it is
unnecessary to look for a partner for your game in the neighborhood – you can login
to the web server and find thousands of people from different parts of the globe
waiting to battle with you.
"RifleSLUGs-W: Wild Web Wars is a great Palm OS gaming application designed
to leverage the advantages of the wireless capabilities and high-resolution screens
of many Palm Powered devices and deliver a unique mobile gaming
experience," said Larry Berkin, director of global developer marketing,
RifleSLUGs-W: Wild Web Wars is now available with four packs of new battle maps: two
of them are includedto the game package, two others are distributed as stand
alone add-ons. The company plans to continue designing new maps and to offer a
number of new scenarios. New versions of RifleSLUGs-W will also be available soon
for the Sony CLIE UX40/50 and for the new Zodiac from Tapwave, Inc.
[September 17, 2003]
Games by Paragon run on Zodiac console by Tapwave
Paragon Software (SHDD) announces first games specially adapted to Zodiac - upcoming
first in the world Palm OS based game console from Tapwave, Inc.
About two months ago Paragon Software (SHDD) has started a project of redesigning and
adaptation of its existing popular games to Zodiac platform. In close cooperation
with Tapwave engineering team the Paragon’s developers performed technological
reconstruction of the engines of three the most popular games previously released by
the company for standard Palm OS based products. The main features realized in
Zodiac version of the software are:
- Landscape screen orientation support – 480x320
- Analog controller (the joystick) support
- Additional sound and vibration effects
Following games are released for Zodiac now:
"It's impressive to observe such a great interest to our upcoming
Zodiac console from not only potential customers and journalists side, but also
from world leading Palm OS games development companies like Paragon Software (SHDD)
is," - said Byron Connel, Senior VP of Marketing, Tapwave, Inc.
"It confirms the idea that we are on the right way and that Palm OS
platform, which we chose as a basis for our new game product, will create a huge
infrastructure of third party entertainment applications. I think this is one of the
key components of our success on the market we are going to hit with our product."
[September 11, 2003]
Handy Day 4.1 for Sony Ericsson P800 released
Today EPOCWARE, a subsidiary of Paragon Software, one of the leading software
developers for Symbian OS based phones, releases Handy Day Version 4.1 for Sony
You can find the detailed information about bug fixes and improvements made in Handy
Day 4.1 in the Releases history.
Registered users can download update FREE OF CHARGE.