Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Feb 2009 18:33 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Palm has released the first chapter of a book that details its new webOS. It answers some of the questions people had about developing applications for the new platform. "You can think of webOS applications as native applications, but built from the same standard HTML, CSS and JavaScript that you'd use to develop web applications. Palm has extended the standard web development environment through a JavaScript framework that gives standardized UI widgets, and access to selected device hardware and services. The user experience is optimized for launching and managing multiple applications at once. WebOS is designed around multi-tasking, and makes it utterly simple to run background applications, to switch between applications in a single step, and to easily handle interruptions and events without losing context." Ars has more.
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BeIA
by memson on Thu 19th Feb 2009 12:15 UTC
memson
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2006-01-01

Sort of reminds me of what Be Inc were trying to do with BeIA. Whilst BeIA allowed native apps to be embedded, it also wanted content to be web based. Unfortunately, browsers of the time didn't really cut it in that kind of content.

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RE: BeIA
by flywheel on Thu 19th Feb 2009 15:19 in reply to "BeIA"
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2005-12-28

Well Be was inhead of their time in many ways - often too far ahead.

A good example where their idea of using a 3D desktop - an idea that never left the drawing table.

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