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Comments on: Poking Around webOS 1.3

The SDK is Out TherewebOS 1.3. You want it. I want it. We all want it running its point-updatey goodness on our Pre phones, because there's nothing like an OS update to reassure one that the mother company does indeed still love you. It's on its way very, very soon - in fact, some developers are already running it on their Pres - but in the meantime, PalmInfocenter will settle for the next-best thing: playing around with the 1.3 SDK, which just happens to have found its way into our grimy mitts, courtesy of our elite Bothan spy network.

What secrets does this mysterious bundle of code contain within its gaping electronic maw? In short: Pixi compatibility, and a lot of foundations for the future. Read on for the Forbidden Knowledge...

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Good Stuff

Scotland @ 11/7/2009 9:16:26 AM # Q
Good to see WebOS continue to progress. These, plus a healthy performance boost (expected but not yet confirmed), plus removing the app limit bug should make this a welcome update.

BTW, nice graphic - loved that show. Keep up the investigative digging...

RE: Good Stuff
Scotland @ 11/7/2009 9:27:46 AM # Q
Hmm, just saw the other article about Palm downplaying the speed boost w/ 1.3... The incremental releases are good but, surely, there's a 2.0 update coming in the next 3-6 months. The graphics overhaul will probably be in the major release would be my expectation.
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Funny Comments

Gekko @ 11/7/2009 10:15:15 AM # Q

OCEntertainment
11/06/09

"Come develop for Palm! Where it's dead simple to make an app that a very small percentage of the population will ever use! Remember, fewer users means less bug reports for you to deal with!"

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chefgon
11/06/09

Palm is a bunch of idiots with this Web Developer strategy. Web Developers develop for the web. They should be catering to device developers, who develop for devices. I just don't understand where they expect this strategy to go.

It's like building a racecar that can only be driven by old ladies with vision problems. It might be impressive in a way, but it's not the correct strategy to win races because none of the experienced drivers can operate it.

Not that web developers are old ladies or anything, but they're just not the people who are going to make the next great handheld app. Their skills are tuned for a different kind of experience completely.

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http://gizmodo.com/5398662/palm-gives-pre-developers-a-stupid+simple-tool-to-make-stupid+simple-apps

RE: Funny Comments
Tim Carroll @ 11/7/2009 3:11:54 PM # Q
Meh. Native development is coming (if you count the work that's been done by the hackers, it's already here), Palm's open developer program still hasn't even launched yet, and paid apps aren't live internationally.

webOS has only been out for five months. Five months. People talk about it like it's been out for years and PALM IS DOOMED IF THEY DON'T FIX IT NOW NOW NOW.... rubbish.


RE: Funny Comments
abosco @ 11/7/2009 4:02:01 PM # M Q
You're right. EP is good for another 200 mil cash infusion.

What does Gekko always say? Double down, baby!

RE: Funny Comments
jca666us @ 11/7/2009 7:23:38 PM # Q
Meh. Native development is coming (if you count the work that's been done by the hackers, it's already here)

I don't count the hackers - it's not here yet!

webOS has only been out for five months. Five months. People talk about it like it's been out for years and PALM IS DOOMED IF THEY DON'T FIX IT NOW NOW NOW.... rubbish.

The competition (iphone, android) are not standing still - Palm is doomed if they can't compete.

After seeing droid, it's obvious Palm can't compete (yet).

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