You can try hundreds of PalmPilot apps from the 90s in your browser

Palm Pilot emulated images

The PalmPilot was one of the most influential mobile devices of the 1990s and helped establish Palm as the dominant player in the technology industry. You can now play hundreds of specially created apps and games in your web browser.

The Internet Archive was soft started an online library of software created for the PalmPilot, which was a PDA released in 1997 that became a big hit. The online collection includes over 500 games and applications, accessible on any desktop or mobile browser. For the most authentic experience possible, you can try it in a mobile browser.

Jason Scott, archivist and historian, said The limit that the online emulator is powered by an embedded version of CloudpilotEmu, an existing PalmOS emulator. He said many of the apps don’t have metadata yet, but everything is working, minus features like IR that can’t be fully emulated on a modern device.

Tetris clone in the emulator
Tetris clone running in a desktop browser

Many of the applications are simple utilities, like a tool for calculating prices for parcel deliveries or a tip calculator. However, there are some more advanced apps, like a VNC client. Game collection includes Lady, Chess, Solitary, many Tetris clones, a clone of Froggerand more.

The Internet Archive has been working to add more classic software and games to its online collection, including MS-DOS games and arcade games, and it’s nice to see some classic Palm software added to the list. As always, the Internet Archive is accept donations to keep everything running.

Source: The limit