Topic: Anyone know of a PDA emulator...

I'm working on a rails app, where part of the application will be running on a PDA, using the PDA's browser.  I've tried googling for PDA emulators, but I'm not finding anything -- tons of links but no actual emulators.  I'm most interested in emulator the screen size (of course) and also seeing what, if any, JS/AJAX is supported.

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Re: Anyone know of a PDA emulator...

Not sure if any of these are really what you're looking for, but after a quick search:

http://www.devhood.com/tools/tool_detai … tool_id=52
http://winwap.com/products_2.php
http://developer.openwave.com/dvl/tools … simulator/
http://www.wirelessdevnet.com/channels/ … category=4
http://www.pendragon-software.com/emulator.html
http://www.palmos.com/dev/tools/emulator/

Hope something in there helped. big_smile

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Re: Anyone know of a PDA emulator...

If screen size is your main concern, Opera can emulate this. Just go to View - Small Screen.

Re: Anyone know of a PDA emulator...

NielsenE wrote:

I'm working on a rails app, where part of the application will be running on a PDA, using the PDA's browser.  I've tried googling for PDA emulators, but I'm not finding anything -- tons of links but no actual emulators.  I'm most interested in emulator the screen size (of course) and also seeing what, if any, JS/AJAX is supported.

Here's a link about AJAX support in Pocket Internet Explorer:
http://blogs.msdn.com/iemobile/archive/ … 93200.aspx

And here's a page on Opera's mobile browser and its JS/AJAX features:
http://www.opera.com/products/mobile/platform/

If you can get your PDA users on one of those browsers on a recent PDA, you should be okay.

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Re: Anyone know of a PDA emulator...

If I can get my PDA to use my DSL connection instead of trying to open up DUN to connect to the internet, I'll happily test things for you. I'm having bluetooth config issues. sad