Palm have launched their new OS called webOS, and their first device to run it called Pre. I had a brief look at the developer page and I have to admit that I’m a bit confused. At one point it says:
And good news for Palm OS developers! There are a number of ways to migrate data from a an existing PDB file to your new WebOS app. Stay tuned for more information for developers with Palm OS applications who want to build WebOS applications.
But I had thought that the whole point of what was called ‘NOVA’ was that palm apps could run in it. The statement above seems to suggest that at least data will need to be migrated. Also, the developer page says:
But I thought that NOVA was all about Linux. So what has happened?
Finally. The page says:
Palm will provide an on-device application catalog to deliver your apps directly to users.
Which really says to me that Palm are going to have totally separate apps for this device rather than legacy Palm OS devices.
If I’ve got this right it means that this is not really a platform for music apps, so I really hope I’ve got it wrong.
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