[maemo-users] Itouch v N8x0

From: John Holmblad jholmblad at acadiasecurenets.com
Date: Tue Dec 23 19:46:03 EET 2008

I see that there is a Palm version of the Epocrates software. Thus, it 
might be possible to run the Epocrates software on the N800/N810 by 
first installing the N800/N810 Garnet VM for the Palm OS and running 
Epocrates inside of that VM.

Best Regards,


John Holmblad


Acadia Secure Networks, LLC

lakestevensdental wrote:
> Rick Bilonick wrote:
>> I could not agree more! I wouldn't buy a car from a manufacturer that
>> forced me to buy batteries, tires, service, etc. from it.
> Actually, the Apple app store is full of software from a variety of 
> sources -- many free, many not.  Like Maemo, it's a central clearing 
> house for software that is deemed suitable for the device of interest. 
> For example, (and one of my peeves about the n800), the App Store has a 
> program/service called Epocrates for medical folks to use to check on 
> drugs, interactions and more.  There's a free download for the Ipod 
> Touch, as well as a paid advanced service/program from the same folks. 
> The same software is available for Blackberries and several other 
> internet phone devices.   However, there has NOT been a port to the n8x0 
> series so far as I can tell.  This software is self-contained so it 
> works with and without wifi connection.   You can get a wifi Epocrates 
> on the n800 in the browser, but you can't use it off the net as the data 
> is not resident on the device -- at least so far as I can determine. 
> Bottomline, you can yell and scream all you want about open source 
> 'free' software.  However, there is something to be said for the 
> increased diversity of having both.  
> Always, Fred C
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