Re: NTLK two silly questions

From: Bill Davis (
Date: Tue Jul 25 2000 - 00:53:02 CDT

On 7/24/00 9:58 AM, [] wrote:

>2) is it possible to translate the palm "starbucks locater" type program
>somthing the newton can read? what if one dumped it into palm desktop and
>then did all the tricks to sync it with the newton? ok, ok.. it'll never
>work. SO... i'd glady pay $30 bucks if someone could convert it over to the
>Newton format.

The Palm PQA uses a wireless link the the Internet to do the lookup.
Kinda useless without something similar for your Newton unless you update
the database daily somehow.

While someone could write sch a program for the Newton, you certainly
can't use or "convert" a PQA use on a Newton thru Palm Desktop or any
other means. You're talking total rewrite here.

But once you get your Internet connection going, see if the Starbucks web
site doesn't have the same service. Now all you'd need is some sort of
wireless link the the net (such as Richochet/Metricom) and you'd be all
set. In fact, you'd be way ahead of the game (on everything except

 - Bill

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