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Droneship Software Announces PocketHAL 0.7.4

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VANCOUVER, Canada – August 26, 2004 – Droneship Software today announced the availability of a new release of the PocketHAL hardware abstraction layer for mobile devices. PocketHAL 0.7.4 is a C++ development library that provides the fastest graphics performances on Pocket PCs, Windows CE, Symbian Serie 60 and Symbian UIQ devices. PocketHAL has been used in research, the automotive industry and countless number of commercial mobile games. PocketHAL 0.7.4 introduces support for Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition and provides workaround for devices whose GAPI implementation is broken or inefficient, making it the only graphics library to properly support all Pocket PC devices. PocketHAL 0.7.4 provides a uniform interface to the display hardware of mobile devices. The pixel format is always the same (16 bits) and the frame buffer is linear. This means that developers same time by not having to worry about physical screen properties such as pixel format and orientation. PocketHAL 0.7.4 also supports the emulators for the various supported devices. Some emulators lack in key areas (such as timer resolution) and PocketHAL work around these limitations to provide you with better emulation. For example, you can expect the Symbian emulator to provide a 16.67 ms resolution timer (instead of the usual 100 ms) PocketHAL 0.7.4 is available now and the watermarked version is free of charge for any usage. Non-watermarked versions are also available in exchange of a donation. Download PocketHAL from www.droneship.com. About Droneship Software Droneship Software is one of the leading providers of cross-platform application development tools for mobile devices. Droneship Software’s PocketHAL hardware abstraction layer is available for Windows CE, Windows Mobile, Windows 9x/NT/XP, Symbian Serie 60 and Symbian UIQ devices. Plans are in the work to support PalmOS-based devices. For further information, please visit www.droneship.com

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