Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 16th Jul 2009 15:06 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless For a while now, the Palm Pre and its webOS have been out and about, but the accompanying App Catalog remained remarkably empty, because Palm had not yet opened its software development kit for everyone. The SKD was leaked not too long ago, and today Palm has announced the official release of the Mojo SDK for everyone who wants to get their hands on it. It includes a webOS emulator.
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RE: Comment by amjith
by tyrione on Thu 16th Jul 2009 20:30 UTC in reply to "Comment by amjith"
tyrione
Member since:
2005-11-21

"Mojo SDK, is completely free and open to anyone with a valid email address.


This should encourage more developers to participate in the app development. Palm seems to be doing everything right so far, hopefully they won't screw up the approval process for the submitted apps.
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From what I saw it would encourage me to develop for the iPhone and/or Android even more.

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RE[2]: Comment by amjith
by amjith on Thu 16th Jul 2009 22:23 in reply to "RE: Comment by amjith"
amjith Member since:
2005-07-08

Wow! That bad huh?

Mind sharing some of your gripes with the Mojo SDK?

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RE[3]: Comment by amjith
by merkoth on Fri 17th Jul 2009 00:50 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by amjith"
merkoth Member since:
2006-09-22

Well, both the iPhone and the Android platforms offer functionality for more than glorified web apps. Of course, there's a reason for the OS to be called webOS, but I for one was expecting a little more than JavaScript and HTML.

I like the HTML idea for views, but I'd like it more in a MVC pattern where I can write my models and controllers in a language a little more "solid" than JavaScript. But given the recent developments in the JavaScript VM area, maybe that isn't much of an issue.

I won't know until I try, though ;)

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RE[2]: Comment by amjith
by vijayd81 on Fri 17th Jul 2009 00:35 in reply to "RE: Comment by amjith"
vijayd81 Member since:
2008-07-18

I think these may be the reasons "tryione" don't like Palm WebOS SDK:
1) Its free
2) Its available for all platforms (Windows, Mac, Linux)
3) Install any developed applications using the SDK (the developer hack, read precentral.net). No need to sign-up developer program for 99$

I think one like to pay 99$ and don't like free stuff.

I installed the SDK and looked at the documentation. It looks fairly straight forward.

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RE[3]: Comment by amjith
by tyrione on Fri 17th Jul 2009 05:51 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by amjith"
tyrione Member since:
2005-11-21

I think these may be the reasons "tryione" don't like Palm WebOS SDK:
1) Its free
2) Its available for all platforms (Windows, Mac, Linux)
3) Install any developed applications using the SDK (the developer hack, read precentral.net). No need to sign-up developer program for 99$

I think one like to pay 99$ and don't like free stuff.

I installed the SDK and looked at the documentation. It looks fairly straight forward.


Wrong.

I'm not impressed because for all it's hype it's APIs are thin and there are other SDKs one can use that do far more, especially using MVC, while not becoming a glorified web head for a smartphone--ironic in that label.

They weren't ready for their SDK [or at least I hope that is a fact] along the lines of Trolltech's Qt or Android so for all the hype you get a thin web api set.

http://developer.palm.com/palm-sdk/jsdocs/

This is a joke. I expected more from a billion dollar corporation than what could have easily been developed by a bunch of college students doing their undergraduate projects.

Clearly, there is much more under the hood than they are revealing and people bitched about Apple and it's webapps.

Grow up. They realize they aren't there and anyone who thought they would be so soon has never worked at an operating system company.

I don't know what Rubenstein was thinking, but you'd expect that he'd have learned from the decade working with Cocoa technologies [oops I forgot! He never did! He just worked on hardware; I meant to say around Cocoa technologies] that he'd have hired some of that talent to produce something, albeit a subset of the power of Cocoa for the Palm Pre.

Clearly Android and Apple don't have to worry about those killer applications arriving any time soon.

iPhone 3.1 only extends Apple's lead.

And anyone who thinks $99/$250 for a commercial license/enterprise license to sell apps they expect to make a living on is expensive should save themselves the trouble of being in the IT Industry.

Then again if you are going to buy a Palm Pre and bitch an iPhone is too expensive I'm glad you're not on the platform.

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