Palm widens access to webOS developers program

Palm widens access to webOS developers program
During his keynote speech at the Web 2.0. Expo in San Fransisco, Palm's Sr. VP of  Application Software and Services, Michael Abbott, announced that the manufacturer is exapanding the number of third party developers with access to the Palm Mojo SDK. While the software writer's kit was originally given out to a small, select group of developers, Palm is going to broaden the distribution of the tool to those who put in a request at the Palm Developer Network web site at Access will still be limited and as the tools for providing third party apps become more refined, general availability should occur later this year. Abbott made it clear how important it is for his company to get the SDK into developer's hands to write programs for the webOS platform. Palm also announced that when it does distribute the Mojo SDK to more software writers later this year, it will include a program called Mojo Messaging Service which allows information to be published to an internet "cloud" that will allow developers to push live content to their apps.

After showing off the Pre's compatibility with some third party apps like Pandora, Amazon and Fandango at the CTIA, two executives from movie ticketing company Fandango and streaming radio company Pandora were singing praises about the device. The latter firms' executive marveled at the multitasking capabilities of the device while the exec from Fandango talked about the streamlined way a person could get showtimes, buy tickets, and get directions to a theater while passing the info to friends and family. Sprint TV also was given a workout on the Pre although the picture was a little choppy at times.

With all this talk about the Pre's inner and outer workings, perhaps we will soon learn such mundane things like a launch date and pricing info.

source: Palm and EngadgetMobile



1. att_agent

Posts: 96; Member since: Feb 26, 2009

***FIRTS*** im so irritated about this friggin phone....i mean cmon the hype about this phone is unbelievebly set too high. this is goin to be like that super awsome phone the quick fire........haha it could have been i good phone. i wouldnt buy this phone until after its been out for six months why would i but my self in the guinui big possition........just dont let me down sprint

3. phoneguy

Posts: 213; Member since: Jan 08, 2009

hey jackass did you feel the same way about the Iphone? of course not. You have your panties in a wad because there is a phone that just might be better than the Iphone. Apple hasn't done anything innovative with that piece of crap for 2 years. NOTHING. They have sat with a big head and let other manufactures continue to introduce new technologies. You att and VZW people are so full of yourselves.

5. Legion

Posts: 397; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

You are the LAST one that should be talking about being full of ones self douchebag, att_agent is absolutely right, the hype has set the bar way to high. Thats all this phone is, pure hype! There are a ton of other devices coming out with far more useful and intriguing capabilities, so my fellow phone enthusiasts, I ask you, what is one new capability of this phone that has never been available on a previous phone? Dont worry, Ill wait............ PS "the manufacturer is exapanding the number of third party", Phonearena needs to exapand their grammar skills.

7. att_agent

Posts: 96; Member since: Feb 26, 2009


9. SellPhones82

Posts: 569; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Universal Search - just start typing and it will search through Contacts, Mail/Messaging, apps, Google, and Wiki. I have seen App launchers and stuff similar but not a full search that did not require you to open an app and all have such a broad search. Integrated Messaging - Emails, MMS, SMS, Facebook from any one contact are listed in the same message thread. No need to open email app then text msg to see different conversations cuz they are all in one place. True Live Multitasking - Desktop like with the ability to run 10 - 15 apps (depending on how memory heavy the apps running are. Again some phones will let you listen to music and have multiple browser open but not open an email...switch to a spreadsheet copy and past from that back to the email, then to contact to copy an email address and back to the email, all while listening to music and surfing the web. Just flip to another "Card" and no need to save anything since it is live! Do any other phones have auto-save? Just close it or switch to another card and the info saves. I would like to know more about these other devices coming out with far more useful and intriguing capabilities. Also how did you like the Pre since you must have demoed one or something to know other phones coming out will be more useful and intriguing?

11. att_agent

Posts: 96; Member since: Feb 26, 2009


13. SellPhones82

Posts: 569; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Sounds like you have a little "Pre" envy...Don't worry At&t will have a WebOS phone by this time next year(complete guess no facts to base that on). Should be nicer than the Pre....maybe no slid out QWERTY if that is more your style. Still waiting on a list of phones "coming out with far more useful and intriguing capabilities". I answered your it is your turmn. Are you a beta tester that how you get your "inside" info?

15. Legion

Posts: 397; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Universal Search - Gphone has it Integrated Messaging - Not even remotely impressive True Live Multitasking - Ever heard of Winmo? AutoSave - You are joking, correct? Devices with far more useful and intriguing capabilities. OmniaHD TouchPro 2 Niagra - Gsm/Cdma Roaming Razr with an Actual Razor

16. insider80

Posts: 93; Member since: Jan 26, 2009

agent thats why it taking so long to come out they dont want it to bomb like the storm they want it tested and ready to go when they release it

17. Legion

Posts: 397; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

"how did you like the Pre since you must have demoed one" I should ask you the same thing

18. heavybreathing

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 26, 2009

The storm didn't bomb, all the Blackberry fanboys went and bought it because of its name and now praises it even though it was one of the worst phones to be released last year.

19. att_agent

Posts: 96; Member since: Feb 26, 2009

haha heres the thing palm is about to go under we all know .do realize how much their spending on advertisment for this phone gah alot they have just set the expectation soo high you cant halp but be sceptical as for what i do in the cell phone industry i help design the new htc touch pro this is just a side job im just not aloud to tell ya about it

20. SellPhones82

Posts: 569; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Ever heard of You Tube? It has a lot of demos out there of the Pre. Also can not find a universal search for the G1...did a google and you tube search for "G1 universal search" and only get vids of the Pre... A phone Win Mo are joking right? Pull up 10 apps and let me know how long it takes to run out of memory or locj up and need a soft reset. OmniaHD - other that the screen how is it any different that the Omnia? TouchPro 2 - other than the screen/design how is it any different that the Touch Pro? Niagra - Gsm/Cdma Roaming - How is it any different than the Bold other than CDMA? What are the new innovative features these phones will bring? If integrated messaging is not remotely impressive to you then you obviously to not email and text people or have any social networking friends and this feature will be useless for you.

21. htsee

Posts: 86; Member since: Mar 15, 2009

while it is true that windows can multitask, it bogs down really bad if you have a few apps open... blackberries can multitask as well, and in my opinion, they do a little better job at it than windows... but neither seem as seemless as the pre... again, this is going off of it being demoed in reviews... the one cool feature, among a few, that i like is the seemless, non 3rd party app (which slows down the phone) required, integration with social networking sites... and the cards seem cool... until it comes out, both sides of the aisle need to calm down... this kind of hype is built up around any carriers flagship phone, wether its the iphone or the storm or the g1... all of which seem to be pretty good...

23. SellPhones82

Posts: 569; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

At your next "Touch Pro" meeting try talking them into running Anroid on one of the versions Pro 2 instead of 6.1. Now that would be a great really would be a good phone. They are spending a ton of money...not all of it is theirs though. Most is from the crazy guy that invested a $hit ton into palm. It is being hyped but that hype is coming from people that know mobile phones. Other than no expandable memory I can not find anything bad about the phone. The true test will be once it launches and we see how good of a job the beta testers did. Until then we can only go by what we have seen and to me it is good.

24. Legion

Posts: 397; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Still waiting on that Innovative feature that sets this aside from any other Rim/Winmo/Android/Symbian device bro...................

25. htsee

Posts: 86; Member since: Mar 15, 2009

to be honest, it doens't seem that different from the lot of os' you had listed... what it does look like, is that it took the best of all of them, and bundled them up... the capacitive displays of the iphone/g1/storm... the multitasking of windows/blackberry... physical keyboard, ala blackberry/windows (g1 has a keyboard, but different form factor)... ease of use is what palm has always been about...complete web integration, which in my opinion draws its inspiration from rim's products and their accessibility... im not arguing with what you're saying... and i do agree... this phone doesn't seperate itself from the pack of os' out there in the basics, as of now... but in my opinion, it takes the best of everything, and packages them all up... in a nice slider form factor

26. SellPhones82

Posts: 569; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

You just listed 4 OS's that you would have to combine to get what WebOS has....nuff said! So go get a 32 GB SD card for your Pro and load all 4 of them on there so you can boot each OS when you need a certain feature. See post #9 for features

27. Legion

Posts: 397; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

What?! A Blackberry is capable of everything you listed except for the all-important search feature, wow how I will ever survive without search.

30. belve14

Posts: 113; Member since: Mar 31, 2009

Legion you are so lame its not even funny....not to mention you sound like a real hater. Windows Mobile is not that great so that eliminates 2 of your phones the niagra is just another sooped up balckberry and well we know your joke with the other one. Everyone else dont hate let the phone come out and see if it lives up to the hype...nothing wrong with promoting this phone I have yet to observe one like it. As far as the "Iphone killer" statement that should fall off the face of the earth lol

31. belve14

Posts: 113; Member since: Mar 31, 2009

I see why you have the screen name sell phones cause you summed that one up real quick...I like your style

33. Phonecall01 unregistered

Mmm! Have you ever tried running 10 apps on a winmo device..? if not try it ! it's "a lot of fun" !!

34. Phonecall01 unregistered

Actually you right? they're on the edge and about to go down under...So isn't a logical move to put everything you got on something that would not only bring you back but put you among the top. If the Pre fails (very unlikely) ..they'll go down under which is what was gonna happen anyway.

40. Legion

Posts: 397; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

We were talking about the phone not your pathetic need for attention.

41. Legion

Posts: 397; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

You dont even know me so how can you say I am lame asswipe? The only person who has given that information away about themselves is you.

44. belve14

Posts: 113; Member since: Mar 31, 2009

Im giving away my opinions like everyone else not anything personal you dumb a. s. s. I dont need attention but you seem to want to give it to me lol. Just accept that you are wrong and move on brotha

45. Legion

Posts: 397; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Wow, you must be 12!

46. belve14

Posts: 113; Member since: Mar 31, 2009

Good one Legion good set yourself up everytime you comment lol.

57. DethbyNoah

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 08, 2009

Windows Mobile for "true" live multitasking? You've gotta be kidding me, have you ever used windows mobile? Multitasking shouldn't ever be used in the same sentence as Windows Mobile unless it's a wish list for future updates. I have a touch pro and it doesn't even get close to the multitasking capability they are showing on the pre. I agree they are going overboard on the hype, but I truly believe that the Pre will take phone of the year. Yes, even over the iPhone 3.0, especially since Senor Jobs refuses to let anything go down without him getting the bulk of the profit. Palm is making so developers have more reign over the apps they create, and making it easier to develope them at the same time. I have an itouch simply because noone else makes anything comparable, Apple thrives when there isn't competition. Besides, Elan is probably going to get that injunction against Apple and they won't be releasing the new iphone till long after the court case is finished, which will almost for sure be a while.

58. DethbyNoah

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 08, 2009

I'm sure you're helping design phones, it's obvious by how great your grammar and spelling is. Especially with a name like att_agent. You probably work at a retail store, and help design the table accessories before you place the phone on it for customers to view.

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