Palm to launch Pre's App Catalog tomorrow, overwhelmed by developer submissions

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Palm to launch Pre's App Catalog tomorrow, overwhelmed by developer submissions
The App Catalog for the Palm Pre is about to open its doors tomorrow. While no one knows how many choices will be made available at the start, the development team is said to have been swamped by submissions. In a posted letter on Palm's developer discussion boards, Developer Community Manager Chuq Von Rospach said that the team has, "more applications than we can handle well," and that they have "dropped some things on the floor." Hopefully the useless apps are tossed out in the dustpan while the worthy downloads are saved. Regardless, Von Rospach's letter to developers gives us hope that Pre users will have quite a multitude of apps to go through from the time the doors open Thursday, through the next several weeks or how ever long it takes Palm to catch up.

source: Palm via precentral, EngadgetMobile

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12 Comments

1. nalu808

Posts: 39; Member since: Jul 14, 2009

im looking forward to it

2. phone333

Posts: 331; Member since: Feb 04, 2009

About time..! Hopefully this is for real. Still not too bad though after only four months. It took Apple a full year.

3. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Of course it only took four months. It's not hard to recreate something that has already been made. You can't really compare the two because one is the game starter and the others like the the Android App store, App World, The Microsoft application store, Verizon's new app store, and now the App Catalog are trying to play the game too. Palm has been around for over 10 years. Why did they have to wait until Apple made their app store before they made theirs?

4. phone333

Posts: 331; Member since: Feb 04, 2009

I was comparing OS not Companies Why did Palm waited until Apple made their app store before they made theirs for an OS that came out 2 years after the iphone...hmmm! dunno! Maybe they had to release webOS first. Just guessing...

5. SellPhones82

Posts: 569; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

E.N....if it's not hard to recreate something then why has it taken 3 year and 3 months for At&t and Apple to launch MMS for the iPhone? I mean MMS has only been around for 7 years I would hope that's enough time. Also the Palm App Cat has been live since the day the phone launched. The new one just removes the "Beta" tag and will allow pay apps now instead of all free or trail versions. Not to mention all the software that has been available through Palm's Software Store for years for the old PalmOS. http://software.palm.com/us/html/

6. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Couldn't they still have made an app store with the old OS? And what was the reason for the new OS? In my opinion, Palm made a new OS just to compete with some of the top phones (touchscreen and non-touchscreen) that are out today and it would be difficult to be successful without creating an app store like it seems every mobile company is starting to do. And to SellPhones82, I'd also like to know why Apple didn't launch MMS with the iphone. I know that it wasn't because they couldn't, considering how there are phones that are sold for free with this capability. But just because I don't flaunt the lack of MMS like the iphone haters on this site do, that doesn't mean that I like the fact that it took forever for MMS to arrive. And adding to what I was saying before, putting MMS on the iphone/pre is probably tons easier than it was to put MMS in the first capable phone (why they didn't I don't know). Just like it was probably easier for Palm to make an application store than it was for Apple. So just because they supposedly already had their app store working at launch doesn't really mean that there was any real accomplishment in putting one on their device. And I'm not saying that the Palm Pre sucks or anything. I just thought that phone333's comment was seriously downplaying Apple's success and hard work and praising Palm over nothing. If he wanted to say something positive about palm, he should have said something about the ability to true multitask. I'm just trying to point out that people need to give Apple more credit for some of the things they do. Everyone is on them for MMS, but no one remembers that they started this whole application war, which is a win-win for all the consumers out there.

7. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention how its been only 2 years. I don't know why people keep saying 3 years. iPhone Gen1 to iphone 3G = 1 year and iphone 3G to 3GS equals another year. Just wanted to clear that up.

8. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Not even two years actually, since the iphone was MMS ready on March.

9. nalu808

Posts: 39; Member since: Jul 14, 2009

where the hell is the app store. its thursday and no app store?

10. tokuzumi

Posts: 1930; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

It's going to launch tomorrow...just like the article says. Everyday, when you check, you will see "App store launches tomorrow" It's like the "Free beer tomorrow" signs at some bars. ;)

11. nalu808

Posts: 39; Member since: Jul 14, 2009

lol yeah no kidding

12. AZNphoneGeek

Posts: 200; Member since: May 15, 2009

...still looking for the app catalog

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