Palm OS Articles

During the heyday of Palm OS, I developed 11 programs for the platform. Over those years, I learned many good development practices which are documented in a series of “McNits” articles. A bonus unpublished article is included which details how to be organized with the Palm OS Memo Pad application.

As these articles are quite dated, most of the links will be invalid.

McNits Series

McNits is a series of articles that I wrote for the “Handheld Computing Developer” website. They are a compilation of nitpicks that I have concerning those not-so-great Palm OS programs. Some of these are suggestions brought forth by PalmSource, some by me, others are just common sense.

Archives of articles are from the Internet Archive Wayback Machine.


- 11110 -

Note that each article ends with a “-30-” or “- 11110 -”. The “-30-” was a tradition that I picked up from my father, who was a writer. He told me that this was traditionally used by journalists to indicate the end of a story or article and will “see you in 30 days”. Wikipedia has slightly different take on this tradition. In all but my first article, I used “- 11110 -”, which is 30 in binary.

Palm OS Programs

Palm OS programs that I developed can be found on Mike‘s Palm OS Programs page.