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Palm Development – RIA Weekly #66

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This week, Ryan and I finally get Dion Almaer and Ben Galbraith on to talk about the Palm Developer Program. Tragically, my voice goes all robot-style pretty quickly due to some (obviously) bad equipment. Thankfully, I don’t yammer on too much this episode:

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In this episode we discuss:

  • What are you guys do over at Palm?
  • The announced Palm Developer program.
  • Freely accessible app downloads, and raw feeds to all catalogs so people can build their own app stores.
  • What’s WebOS like?
  • Ben speaks to spreading the web to all aspects of programming. As Ben says, “we believe in the web.”
  • Then Dion tells us the technical break-up of WebOS. Mojo, Ajax, etc. accessing device services as URLs. Multi-window applications, notifications,
  • Ryan asks how mobile will (or will not) drive HTML and Ajax (or “open web”) evolution. “For us, the web really is the platform,” -Ben “We don’t want to create our own weird APIs,” they want the APIs to be standard.
  • Flash on the Pre.
  • I ask Dion and Ben to tell us about the Pre – is it just an iPhone clone?
  • We then talk about the different form factor of mobile development a tad.
  • Getting ahold of the Pre for development – in December there’ll be a developer device program, but not you just got get the retail one.

Disclosure: Adobe and Microsoft are clients. See the RedMonk client list for other clients mentioned.

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