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    Question Are PQAs dead?

    Of all the PQAs I have downloaded only the 10% seems to work.
    Most of the PQAs in the web are from companies long time gone.
    Anybody know if people is still working on them or is just considered a dead technology?

    I think PQAs are quite usefull, specially since you can open them directly from the launcher and they are very fast and simple to use.

    There are a few working PQAs that I like:
    Moviefone
    switchboard yellow pages or verizon superpages
    lookWAYup (dictionary and thesaurus)

    and of course the In-N-Out location PQA


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    I have about 10 pqas and they all work. Most are from way back when I first got my 6035, so a few years. I would imagine as more and more smartphones have better browsers, faster connections you will see less of them.

    Which ones do not work?
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    Kyocera 6035, Kyocera 7135, Samsung i700, iPAQ 6315, iPAQ hx4705, Motorola a630, BB 7100t, iPAQ rx3115, JAM 850, BB 8700g, Samsung i320 (just for fun), imate KJAM, TMO SDA, MDA, TMO Wing

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    I really love PQAs! They are so efficient, quick to download information, and lightweight. It is a fact though that they are going the way of the dodo, especially with OS5. This was another reason I came back to the I500 from the Treo 600, I missed my PQAs

    Here's my list of PQAs (all of which work):
    Ameritrade
    Merriam Webster Dictionary
    Directory Assistant
    eBay
    ESPN
    In-N-Out Locator
    LookWayUp
    MapQuest
    MovieFone
    OAG Mobile
    Travelocity
    United
    Weather
    Yahoo
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    This is a list of PQAs that don't work:

    1) Calendarlive from latimes.com - for the location of restaurants and bars in Southern CA.
    2) 1-800TAXICABS - to order a taxicab
    3) Blue Devil - drink list
    4) JobSearch
    5) Ticketmaster
    6) Where2Go - Toilet locator..


    and some more I can't remember right now...

    here is a big graveyard of PQAs

    http://wireless.palm.net/apps/users/main/1,1019,,00.html

    some still work, but most are from the better times of the internet....sad.
    Last edited by yedprior; 12-06-2003 at 05:02 PM.

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    The ebay PQA is still working for me.

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    What exactly are PQA's. Are they the same as portals? Do I have to download a program? If I do where could I get it? Thanks.

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    Moviephone and espn sports are the ones that I use, and they still work. Directory assistance, however, has never worked on my 7135.
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    A cuple more PQAs that I found interesting:

    Fodor's - hotel and restaurant finder for mayor cities
    ATMs-Visa - Search for ATMs of the Visa/Electron/Plus network near an address
    BigCharts - Stock graphics, quotes and news
    chp - Realtime California Highway Patrol Incidents....great for finding out the reason of that traffic jam.
    OAG - Flight schedules and status of some airlines.


    Yed.

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    Where did you find these?

    Originally posted by yedprior
    A cuple more PQAs that I found interesting:

    Fodor's - hotel and restaurant finder for mayor cities
    ATMs-Visa - Search for ATMs of the Visa/Electron/Plus network near an address
    BigCharts - Stock graphics, quotes and news
    chp - Realtime California Highway Patrol Incidents....great for finding out the reason of that traffic jam.
    OAG - Flight schedules and status of some airlines.


    Yed.

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    You can download all those from the PQA graveyard...


    http://wireless.palm.net/apps/users/main/1,1019,,00.html

    Yed.

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    Anyone know if all these PQAs share the same 400KB history "cache?" If one is using alot of these PQAs, the histories could really add up!

    Some of these applications don't make sense -- why would you need to re-read yesterday's stock quote?
    Chuck

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    Originally posted by aau007
    The ebay PQA is still working for me.
    I've tried it a few times and get nowhere. can't do the "my ebay" thing.

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    Originally posted by crogs571
    I've tried it a few times and get nowhere. can't do the "my ebay" thing.
    crogs571,

    I just tried it and it flaked out on me but it worked after a few tries. Hit the "login" button again to retry. If the "waiting" sits there for too long, you will eventually get a time out message.

    Keep in mind that this PQA is very old (at least a couple of years, it was written for Palm VII) and does not support the newer "My Ebay" features. It will only allow you to track items that you are selling and bidding. No "watch list", no "you've won", no "you did not win", no favorites, etc. Just selling and bidding items. I have bidded and won a few items with this PQA. Lately, somethings have changed that when you actually bid using the PQA, it will ask you to put in the ID and password again, thus make it very clumsy if you are trying to put in snipper bids.

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    thanks for the info. will keep it in mind next time i'm out snipping. haha.

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    I love PQAs! I wish they had a way so I could tell it my default zipcode.

    Gary

    I wish I had a way to find out my Zip Code when traveling. There has GOT to be a way to ask a tower what zip code it's in (it's okay if it's in the next town over).

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    Zipcode lookup

    Gary...it's not a PQA, but maybe your browser will display this OK...http://www.robietherobot.com/ziplu.htm

    Maybe Zipster...http://de.mobile.yahoo.com/010301/3/iwm.html, or http://pdacentral.ozbytes.net.au/pal...ew/150517.html

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    Originally posted by JLondon
    [B]Gary...it's not a PQA, but maybe your browser will display this OK...http://www.robietherobot.com/ziplu.htm
    Sorry, it wasn't so much that I want the zip code in general, as much as I want it related to the topic of the thread. I want to get it automatically put into my PQA apps. And when I'm traveling, I don't even necessarily know what town I'm in either.

    This logitude latitude option on this page is great!!! All the astronomy programs I use need that stuff!

    Thanks,
    Gary

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    AmericanAirlines PQA works

    I obtained the American.pqa directly from the AA.com website and today it worked fine for the one flight I needed to get the arrival time.
    Chuck

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    Re: AmericanAirlines PQA works

    Originally posted by Chuck
    I obtained the American.pqa directly from the AA.com website and today it worked fine for the one flight I needed to get the arrival time.
    Ouuu. I absolutely need this one. Can you please post a link? I can't seem to find it on the aa web site.

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    Re: Re: AmericanAirlines PQA works

    Originally posted by aau007
    Ouuu. I absolutely need this one. Can you please post a link? I can't seem to find it on the aa web site.
    I'm assuming Chuck is referring to this one:

    American Airlines PQA
    Last edited by azmike; 01-06-2004 at 02:21 PM.

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