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palmOne introduces on-line software distribution
Posted on 13-Dec-2003 08:26 | Tags Filed under: News


palmOne introduces on-line software distribution
Once installed, the Addit software runs on the handheld device. A conduit on the desktop, called Addit Manager, enables the transfer of software or information to the handheld during the HotSync process. If an application requires PC installation, the user receives an email with a link to the download.

For example, a sales manager on a flight home uses his Tungsten T3 handheld to write a report, and remembers he had been meaning to download a dictionary application. He conveniently taps the Addit application, searches under Utilities for a dictionary and chooses one. He taps the "Buy" button, reviews transaction details and enters a password. His contact and credit card information is safely stored in MyAccount, a secure password-protected area of the Addit application. The sales manager doesn't have to think about getting a dictionary again. That evening, when he synchronizes his handheld to his desktop, Addit processes the transaction and automatically loads the selected application onto his device.

Available immediately for free download, customers who install and register for Addit are entered to win one of three US$500 certificates, redeemable at The palmOne Store (U.S. only). One certificate will be awarded each month for the next three months, beginning in January 2004. In addition, users who download Addit in the first 60 days will receive SplashClock, a customizable clock and image viewer for Palm OS handhelds, for free. Addit will automatically install SplashClock with the next synchronization.

With the debut of Addit, users can search among an initial 65 applications from publishers such as ePocrates, Handmark and LandWare, organized into nine categories: Top Picks, Specials, Business, Entertainment, Games, Healthcare, Productivity, Travel and Utilities. In addition to applications, Addit provides software news and quick tips, helping palmOne users take their handheld experience beyond basic Personal Information Management (PIM) functionality.

palmOne developed Addit in conjunction with two partners: Bluefish Wireless, a two-way wireless platform provider for handheld applications, and element 5, an e-commerce solutions company. Bluefish manages the database and transaction of software applications, while element 5 provides the secure electronic software download and merchant services.


More information: http://www.palmone.com/addit...




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