PalmGear announced the release of StreamLync 2.0. The StreamLync platform allows for true "plug and play" by offering a simple installation process for adding software to your Palm OS handheld or smartphone.
StreamLync 2.0 streamlines the management of software on handhelds through integrated Palm based and web-based utilities. StreamLync 2.0's device-based catalog and management interfaces enable users to find and manage software directly from their handheld. The process is even easier for smartphone or WiFi users and users with a Bluetooth connection to a Bluetooth capable wireless phone. Users can download the latest applications directly to their device without requiring access to a desktop PC. Featured demos of best-selling applications are made available right on the handheld so users can install or re-install software wirelessly. For those not using a wireless device, StreamLync 2.0 will automatically install the software chosen directly to the handheld during the next HotSync.
StreamLync 2.0 is also tightly integrated with the PalmGear.com storefront and a user's "My PalmGear" account, allowing users to maintain their software on an ongoing basis. Before purchase, "Watch Lists" can be created to allow users the ability to be up to date with new information on products they are interested in. Once a user has made a purchase, "Purchased Products" are remembered allowing for both an easy reinstall with one click and an automatic update of all new releases of their applications. Finally, StreamLync 2.0 monitors past trial downloads to make it easy to upgrade a title or re-install a previously purchased title.