Classic on the Pre: PalmOS Screenshots!
The Classic PalmOS Emulator seemed really swell when we broke the news to the world, it became more than just a dream when it was confirmed, and when we got a live video demo of the Classic PalmOS Emulator, well, we got a little giddy. Now MotionApps has passed along a handful of real, live screenshots of some PalmOS apps running inside Classic on the webOS: Agendus2, Bejeweled2, and SplashID!
The basic install process, if you don't recall, is very straightforward. Plug your Pre into your desktop and it will appear as a USB drive. Inside that USB drive is an extra-special directory called "Classic." Put your Palm .prc files into that directory and whammo: PalmOS apps running on the Palm Pre.
Next up from MotionApps: they're still looking to help developers confirm that their apps will be compatible with Classic at launch. You'll want to get in contact with them by April 10th1 to have a chance to become a 'Launch Partner' whose app will have guaranteed compatibility. They won't be able to work with everybody, but so far everything we've seen indicated that there should be a wide swath of PalmOS apps that will work with Classic.
1. Important note: people taking the April 10th deadline as some sort of clue towards the Palm Pre Release Date ...shouldn't do that. Seriously, there is no relation to the Palm Pre Release Date.