If you know C and want to write applications for Palm OS devices, this is the book for you. It doesn’t matter if you own a Palm and are an avid user or if you are only now thinking about getting one. You can be a starving student who wants to mess around with a Palm device in your spare time using free development tools or a programmer in a Fortune 500 company who has just been told to write an application for the 5,000 units the company is deploying in the field next month.
We have tried to make sure that there is useful information for everyone from beginning Palm programmers to those of you who are more advanced.
We’ll use only C for most of the book, but since the Generic conduit framework requires C++, we’ll switch to that in Chapter 16.