Dear PockEmul fans,
PockEmul was ported to Android several years ago.
Although technically the same source code has made it possible to obtain a functional mobile version, it must be admitted that the user experience is totally different between the Desktop (Windows, Linux, OSX) and Mobile (Android, IOS) environments.
The user interface of PockEmul has been completely redesigned for touch devices with a different behavior on phones and tablets based on the screen size.
This functional orientation will also be accompanied by a reorientation of business with a goal of monetizing PockEmul.
In this sense a free demo version named PockEmul Lite will soon be published on the Google Play Store.
This version has the following limitations:
- Only 6 models are emulated: HP-41, Casio FX-8000G, TI-57, Sharp PC-1245, Sharp PC-1350 and Sharp PC-1500.
- No multi-emulation. Only one pocket is emulated at a time.
- No extension management: memories, printers, …
- No advanced development features: deassembler, debug, memory dump, …
If users’ feedback are encouraging, the full PockEmul Pro package will be released in paid mode.
Initially, only Android will be published to measure the interest of the community. If relevant, the IOS version will also be launched. This version is already functional on a virtualized environment but requires some hardware investments (Mac, Ipad and iPhone) to be officially published.
Please feel free to comment for providing advice. I must admit i have absolutely no idea of the interest PockEmul will produce.