StyleTap® for iPhone®

StyleTap Platform Specifications
  StyleTap for iPhone
Price: See Purchase page
Version: v0.9
Size: 1.6 MB
Supported devices: Apple iPhone
Apple iPod touch
Apple iPad

(jailbroken devices only)
Supported OS: v3.x.x firmware
iOS 3/iOS 4/iOS 5/iOS 6

(jailbroken devices only)
Languages: English
Components: Handheld:
Support: Free e-mail support plus online support at
  • runs only on jailbroken devices
  • conduits are not supported
  • "hacks" (using the HackMaster API) not supported
  • direct manipulation of Motorola 68000 hardware registers is not supported. Therefore programs that control things like sound or serial I/O by directly accessing the hardware rather than using the software API will not work properly. However, direct screen writes ARE supported.
  • desktop StyleTap Application Installer not supported
StyleTap on iPhone
StyleTap on iPhone

StyleTap Platform for iPhone® allows you to run many of the 30,000 mobile applications written for Palm OS on your Apple iPhone or iPod touch.

Download a Trial Version

Download a free 14-day trial of StyleTap Platform for iPhone now, or purchase a copy.


See the latest Release Notes for additional information.

  • Runs most applications for the Palm OS® platform on iPhone and iPod touch devices.
  • Supports application programs written for the Palm OS 5.2 platform or earlier versions.
  • Includes support for programs that use native ARM code (PNOs, often called "ARMlets").
  • StyleTap Platform is very fast – often running applications faster than on the native Palm OS devices.
  • Users can cut and paste text and bitmaps between Palm OS applications and native iPhone apps, as well as being Palm OS programs.
  • Audio recording and playback
  • Support for a "virtual memory card" (applications using VFS), for very large application databases and files (e.g. medical apps, dictionaries, bibles, etc.) that won't fit in main memory. (Since the iPhone does not support external memory cards, StyleTap makes the iPhone multi-gigabyte flash memory appear to be a "virtual memory card" so these applications can continue to work properly.)
  • Unique backwards compatibility features enable both older and newer programs to perform direct screen updates.
  • Provides virtual "function buttons" to emulate the hardware buttons on Palm devices. (useful for playing many game)
  • Supports TCP/IP connectivity
  • Supports serial connections and Bluetooth over serial (RFCOMM) for communicating with GPS units, probes, calibration devices, etc.
  • Support for the iPhone GPS. StyleTap provides iPhone Core Location information to applications as standard GPS NMEA strings through the Palm OS serial API.
  • Vibration (on devices equipped with the appropriate hardware)
  • Initiating phone calls (iPhone only)
  • Invoking Safari browser
  • Exporting vCards (i.e. address book info) into iPhone Contacts.

Install StyleTap Platform Using Cydia

  • StyleTap Platform uses another iPhone application called Cydia to do the initial install and subsequent upgrades.
  • Cydia is the de facto standard installer program for non-App Store applications, building a list of available applications and then automatically downloading and installing the applications you choose onto your device.
  • To install StyleTap Platform for iPhone, you simply need to follow the step-by-step instructions for telling Cydia where to find the StyleTap repository, and then using Cydia to select and install the application.
  • If you purchase a license at our website, you will receive a Registration Key that will enable you to continue to use StyleTap after the 14-day trial period.

Installing Palm OS Applications

Frequently Asked Questions

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