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Conduits Technologies, Inc. Releases Pocket Launcher 1.5 for Pocket PC
TAMPA, FLORIDA, June 30, 2003 -- Conduits Technologies Inc. announced today the
release of Pocket Launcher 1.5, a customizable application launcher that
improves upon the built-in program launcher with a tab-based categorization
system that is expandable to a user's needs, and customizable to a user's
tastes. Pocket Launcher runs on all Pocket PC devices, such as the Pocket PC
2000, Pocket PC 2002, and Windows Mobile 2003 Software for Pocket PC.
Pocket Launcher integrates a collection of large, icon-based lists of
applications that are installed on a device. Icons represent their respective
applications, and when tapped once, the application is launched. The list of
icon shortcuts and categories is initially taken from the user's current layout
of the Start and Programs menus, and then copied to another place so that Pocket
Launcher can use the shortcut.
The tabs in Pocket Launcher represent categories applications, such as "Games,"
"Music," "Utilities," etc., and are completely customizable. The user can add
new tabs, delete or rename old ones, and configure settings on a per-tab basis.
The lists for each tab can also have a background image (such as a playing card
for a "Games" tab), which are provided by the user.
The updated version of Pocket Launcher delivers new features in response to user
requests and feedback. A small icon, instead of a name, can be used to
represent a tab at the bottom of the screen. The user can reorder the icons in
a tab instead of being forced into alphabetical order - and by tapping-and-
holding on an icon, the user can make it appear at the top of the list.
Pocket Launcher can also now link to other folders on the device. Instead of a
tab consisting of a simple folder containing links to applications, a tab can
actually be the user's My Documents folder, complete with sub-folder navigation.
The user can link a tab to a storage card, or any other folder. Alternatively,
the user can create a shortcut to the My Documents folder, or any other folder,
within a normal tab.
As in previous versions, Pocket Launcher also supports a small icon view, in
which up to thirty icons can be placed on the screen at once. Other features
include customizable background colors, landscape mode support, and cleartype
integration on the tabs. Background images can be supplied in BMP, GIF, or JPEG
Pocket Launcher 1.5 is available as a commercial demo from
http://www.conduits.com/products/launcher, where the user can download and evaluate it
for 20 days. Pocket Launcher 1.5 is available for $9.95.
More information, including tutorials, example backgrounds, and a full list of
features, can be found at the Pocket Launcher website at
Conduits develops several commercial applications for Pocket PC, including
Peacemaker (for infrared business card transfer to other devices, Pocket Artist
(a drawing and manipulation program for Pocket PC) and Pocket Slides (a
presentation solution for Pocket PC).
For further information, please contact:
Conduits Technologies, Inc.
Telephone: (813) 907-2562