Monday, April 1, 2002

Evaluate Palm OS software online with the FreePlay PDA service


By Steve Niles

A company called Genisar has come up with an extremely cool solution that will be of interest to Palm OS software developers and shoppers alike. Because you might not have heard of it, I've decided to spotlight it as April's PalmPower Product of the Month. It's called FreePlay PDA, and it's available at

FreePlay PDA is an online software evaluation service that allows you try out a piece of Palm OS software via an Internet-based demonstration. Genisar securely hosts the PDA software demonstrations, which are free to consumers via their partner sites and stores. If you're shopping for a cool new piece of software, you no longer have to take the time and effort to download the trial version and install it on your handheld. If the software provider has signed up for Genisar's FreePlay PDA service, you can sample the software online, getting immediate access to it with the same interactive experience.

According to Genisar, there are benefits for Palm OS application developers as well. As a developer, you can utilize FreePlay PDA online software evaluation services to evaluate the full range of tools and applications available on the Palm OS platform. Offering this ability to demo your product to your customers will also help to set your product apart from the competition. Genisar also promises increased conversion rates, better brand recognition, and less piracy or virus threats.

You can learn more about FreePlay PDA at