Introducing A+, the first and most essential extension
to the Wrist PDA watch by Fossil!
Get 5 productivity and functionality enhancements in a
single, low priced package:
allows you to launch
HotSync in an instant
beams your card
and easily from within
can set permanent
backlight for night
reading or flashlight
allows switching to
without having to go through Launcher first
completes the watch's
functionality in measuring time
All of the above are made available as button
combinations, practically eliminating the need to look at the
But wait, there's more to A+ than that:
- You can re-configure the watch buttons
to execute any application you want, not just the above ones!
Assign background or foreground applications of your choice, developed by
Beiks or any other third party vendor.
- Third party application developers can benefit from
the standard procedure of extending the list of A+ services for applications
requiring sub-launching rather than complete application switch
In fact, A+ comes with more than the above 5
essential services; there are also Grayscale and Service List,
which can be of use to certain end-users.
Finally, more you can expect more extension
services to be made available to A+ by Beiks or third party vendors.
How does it work
A+ is an extension to the Palm OS operating
system in your Wrist PDA watch.
It monitors the watch's hardware buttons for certain button combinations and
when those occur, it passes the control to the application assigned to this
From a user standpoint all that it takes is to press a button and, while holding
it down, press another one for about half a second.
A+ is also an application container, for in
addition to the above, it comes with a few applications by itself, like
HotSyncNow!, Business Card, Backlight, Quick Launch and
Stopwatch; those are referred to as "application services" rather than
just "applications", because they would not make much sense as standalone
applications, but are very useful when put in the context of enhancing the
Information for developers
A+ distinguishes between two types of launching
an application - a full launch (SysUIAppSwitch) or a sub-launch (SysAppLaunch).
The later is very useful for performing a quick service without having to leave
the currently active application.
For more details on how to enable
your application to be sub-launched by A+, please download the simple A+ SDK