We’ve long had a product called STRIP for Palm OS. This Secure Tool for Recalling Important Passwords encrypted account records in its database using a password supplied by the user. It’s been very popular on the Palm platform, in particular with IT folks, for quite some time (here’s an article on ZDNet from back when the Internet’s crust was cooling, and here’s a write-up on CNN.com).
Given the almost universal abandonment of the Palm platform and OS over the past few years, we’ve ceased to officially support Palm Strip. Many of our users have gotten in touch to inquire if we might take the program to another platform going forward, and to date our response has been to decline.
However, Stephen recently completed assembling a version of SQLite that provides high-grade OpenSSL encryption for embedded databases, sqlite-cipher. With this proven, secure technology as our foundation, we’ve decided to build a new version of STRIP on the iPhone platform.
It’s currently in development and we hope to have it ready to rumble by December.