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Presenting at the Open Mobile Summit today, Palm has unveiled their latest weapon aimed at bringing more developers to webOS: Ares, a drag-and-drop web-based tool aimed at speeding up webOS development even further, said to be released by the end of the year. PC World has the scoop:

In a demonstration at the conference, a Palm engineer created a search application for the Flickr Web photo site. Using a simulation of the WebOS phone interface, he dragged logos, a search field and button, a list widget and other components onto successive screens of the application. To link the new application to Flickr, he used an Ajax request that called a Flickr API.

Palm has been strongly pushing the ease of webOS development as one of its biggest selling points for developers. The release of a GUI tool should help strengthen this claim to fame.

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No IE

gmayhak @ 11/5/2009 6:10:32 PM # Q
"Ares will work on a variety of Web browsers, including Firefox and Safari, though Palm has not worked on making it work on Internet Explorer", Abbott said.

Why not Firefox & IE? Safari is less than 4%, must be the x-Apple guys.

Gary


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RE: No IE
DarthRepublican @ 11/5/2009 8:27:50 PM # Q
gmayhak wrote:
"Ares will work on a variety of Web browsers, including Firefox and Safari, though Palm has not worked on making it work on Internet Explorer", Abbott said.

Why not Firefox & IE? Safari is less than 4%, must be the x-Apple guys.

Gary

Or maybe, just maybe, IE's non-standards compliant architecture simply doesn't support something like Ares. That's the reason Google has given for building their Chrome Frame Plug-in for Internet Explorer; that IE simply doesn't support the technologies which would allow Google to run Google Wave, so IE users will have to get a plug-in which will run Chrome inside a frame.
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RE: No IE
VastheGreek @ 11/5/2009 10:57:47 PM # Q
Amen !! To be honest I couldnt care less about IE. FF with its plugins makes development so much easier. I couldn't go without firebug and the rest. Plus each version of IE behaves differently.
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RE: No IE
Tim Carroll @ 11/6/2009 12:09:46 AM # Q
Or maybe, just maybe, IE's non-standards compliant architecture simply doesn't support something like Ares.

Nail. Head. Plus, any serious web developer - the people Palm are trying to lure - is going to have Firefox installed anyways. (Firefox finally surpassed IE6 in marketshare this month and now holds nearly a quarter of the total market: http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2009/11/october-2009-browser-stats-firefox-finally-passes-ie6.ars)

RE: No IE
Gekko @ 11/6/2009 4:12:29 AM # Q
>(Firefox finally surpassed IE6 in marketshare this month


wow that's a real bend and twist of statistics to make something look better than what it is.

RE: No IE
Tim Carroll @ 11/6/2009 6:38:26 AM # Q
Eh? If you check out the stats, IE as a whole (not just IE6) is slowly declining in share every month.
RE: No IE
skeezix @ 11/6/2009 11:07:04 AM # Q
And being more prevalent than IE6 _is_ a useful stat, as IE6 is one of the great offences. Subsequent versions of IE are much more compliant, and thus much less a pain to developers. A lot of devs are writing off IE6 in terms of support, as it won't cost them that much anymore and _greatly_ reduces development, risks and support costs.

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ok ...

CFreymarc @ 11/6/2009 4:45:51 PM # Q
... and I hear one big collective "Meh!"

Palm, you have a lot to do to make up to screwing over developers to make employee payroll! Will they ever come back?

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