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BEIKS announces InstallExpert 4.0, the successor to Pilot Catapult install kit

DALLAS (October 03, 2006) - - BEIKS LLC, the pioneer in mobile software application development, announced immediate availability of Install Expert 4.0, the successor to its popular Pilot Catapult application install kit for Palm applications.

Pilot Catapult was the first installation kit especially developed for the needs of the Palm application developers. Designed as a tailored, easy to use and affordable alternative to established desktop installation solutions such as InstallShield and WISE, it quickly became the deployment tool of choice for hundreds of Palm application developers.

In its eight year of existance and fourth generation of improvement, Pilot Catapult becomes InstallExpert.

“The name change reflects both the need of a more simple and intuitive title for the end-users and the versatility that this new edition brings” said Bobby Kolev, president of Beiks LLC. “While still strongly focused on the needs of Palm OS developers and adding new tools at thier disposition, we have found ourselves utilizing InstallExpert 4 in deployment of applications of other mobile platforms such as Windows Mobile and BlackBerry. InstallExpert is not limited to Palm OS anymore, it has become a cross-platform mobile deployment tool. And it still takes way less time to learn while producing times smaller footprint than leading desktop installers.”

In addition to the name change the new release brings the following major features:

  • Enhanced wizard forms allowing developer-specific branding via custom images

  • Command line execution for batch processing

  • Support for Windows Mobile and BlackBerry application deployments

  • Palm OS specific: custom InstallExpert install conduit allowing installing any file types anywhere on a media card

  • Palm OS specific: user-selectable target for Palm OS specific files (available options are RAM and media card)

InstallExpert comes in three forms - a free Lite version appropriate for academic and other non-commercial purposes, a Professional version ($129.00) for commercial use with support for Palm and Windows mobile targets and an Enterprise version ($199.00) with targets for BlackBerry and Palm OS VFS file installation.

All orders for Pilot Catapult placed in the period of 60 days prior to this announcement are automatically upgraded to the newest release in the BEIKS online database at no cost to the customer.

For all other Pilot Catapult customers, BEIKS has provided for discounted upgrades via its customer section at

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BEIKS LLC ( is a privately-held company with headquarters in Dallas. The company specializes in developing and distributing essential applications for mobile platforms such as Palm OS®, Windows Mobile®, Sharp Zaurus® and J2ME®. Founded in 1997, the company is best known for its BDicty Dictionary Reader, one of the most popular dictionaries for handheld devices on the market. Beiks' product list now includes a growing catalog of over 250 titles across all major mobile platforms. Those include the award-winning BDicty Dictionary Reader dictionary series, games such as NetWalk and Karateka, the Wall Street Financial Assistant business calculator, the Woman Calendar personal organizer and many others.

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