======these are some 'restrictions' that your Palm handheld has compared to the midlevel Palm PDAs and up. Look for apps that support:
1) z22 (obviously, but had to point it out anyways)
2) low resolution (160x160)
3) color or grayscale screen
4) games that use only touchscreen (since the z22 only has 2 independant buttons, touchscreen games only won't matter)
5) if it does require buttons, keep in mind many standard Palms from os3.5 era (around 1999-ish) had a at least (page) up/down buttons, and 4 PIM buttons for a total of 6. That kinda became the 'standard' when game devs made games, like how every PC gamer will have at least a 144key QWERTY keyboard and 2-button mouse. Your z22 as may alr kno only has 2 side, indpendant PIM buttons, but u do have a 5-way joystick (up, down, left, right, and center/select). That's actually more buttons, but some apps don't support left and right. Also, for the apps that may allow u to remap left and right as PIM buttons, it may just be too odd to play a game like that, with that kind of physical configuration.
6) os5. It may either support ONLY os5, or a wide range of them. The point is there are a handful of apps that work fine on os3/4 but not so on os5
7) it's uncommon, but if u see screen resolutions supported as Palm 160x160 and Sony 160x160, make sure the former is supported b/c Palm and Sony may have had different standards for 160x160 screens.
======As where to get them:
>>the more "independant" sites
- freeware apps of all types
- games... shareware and freeware
>>ESD sites (these sites are like online retailers for the devs. Iv'e read that they collect hefty fees from devs to use their sites as a channel to sell the devs' apps, up to 40?so whenver possible, see if u can find the dev's own site and try to buy directly from them instead by googling the name of the dev). Some of these sites do a good job of keeping up on info like size of programs and supported handhelds. Filters can also help u find stuff like freeware only apps, those under $x, supports low-res, etc.
>>For games directly from the devs.... good thing is for these devs that offer good tech support, it's best direct rather than doing it from an ESD:
- many great games. Great customer service. Look for game pakcs as those are great value for the $$ (like PopCap Games pakc 1 & 2). Also sign up for their newsletter for news on upcoming games, and even notices on promo sales.
you can easily find these other sites using a search engine. Parenthesis indicates some games of interest from that dev or what they're known for. My apologies if some of these devs have hi-res only games:
BapSoft (logic puzzles), CrazySoft (card games, puzz), DeluxeWare (puzz, other), Kickoo, LDW (plant tycoon), MegaSoft, Momentum Games/Mobile Wizardry, N.I. Games, PalmSW, PDAmill, PLBM, Redshift (a cheap RPG for 160x160), ToySpring (Bike Or Die), Viex games
======some stuff I have:
I'll keep the list to apps that also work on low res screen, or at least to my knowledge.
file manager, check size of individual files, browse SD card folder, copy, move, etc. What ppl take for granted on desktops, now available on Palms.
advanced version of the builtin Calendar app with a plethora of features. There's a newer Datebook6, and previous version of 3 and 4
keep track of expenses in check book format. Adarian Moeny is an alt that's still suported
Documents To Go
create and edit Office files
read native PDFs with zooming and panning ability.
stopwatch app. 0.1 second increments, and use up and down buttons as start/stop
set fast alarms (as oppsed to in Datebook), create limited # of custom midi alarms, and multiple countdown/countup timers
A reference of mixed drinks
English to Chinese dictionary
1 button Pro
quick Launcher to access most used apps (later Palms has a favs screen)
card game based on Poker hands
======freeware apps and games
these lists I've compiled are from 2005, and will probably never get updated, but surely there's more than enough there