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New WebOS- Palm Pre phone

PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 10:19 pm
by haines
I know it isn't even on the market yet, but what about Palm's new WebOS on the Palm Pre? They are touting it as designed for the developer. Jeremy, are you looking into adapting the Orbforms IDE to compile for WebOS?

Re: New WebOS- Palm Pre phone

PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 4:07 am
by dewey
Palm has currently only announced support for WebOS apps written in javascript + html + css. So although the Pre screenshots look gorgeous (though the videos make it look a little lethargic), it is currently only targeted at applications that are more like gadgets. Advanced gadgets hopefully, but certainly not compilers. If the WebOS creates a native API and they actually sell a decent number of phones, we would consider it.

Re: New WebOS- Palm Pre phone

PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 1:24 pm
by tommyrev
I have the Mojo SDK now (finally got approved), but it is going to be quite a hill to climb to port my Orbfroms app. Is there any possibility yet of an Orbforms runtime for the Pre? I wish Palm was more supportive of their developers. That's what made the original Palm great. Now they are following the IPhone path of creating a very closed development environment - only letting you access what they want. The original PalmOS was very accessible to 3rd-party developers. I do like that the SDK is cross-platform (Win/Mac/Linux), but I don't like the "sandbox" that apps live in. It seems there should be a way to make native-addins, especially for companies like Orbworks.

Re: New WebOS- Palm Pre phone

PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 5:52 pm
by tommyrev
Hello? Hello?

In a dream world, the PocketC runtime (and OrbForms) would be ported to iPhone (against Apple policy), Android (possible), Windows Mobile (via .NET runtime), and the Palm Pre (only if Palm would allow 3rd-party native apps).

I can dream!