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App Catalog Adds More Apps

app catalog palm updates Palm have announced another round of updates to their App Catalog via the Official Palm Blog, with the headline act being GDial Pro from Mobile Entertainment Group, a formerly homebrew Google Voice solution that has now graduated to the big leagues.

The update includes 10 additional apps:

AccuRadio (from AccuRadio), offering streaming radio for the U.S. and Canada
Local Concerts (iLike), giving you personalized concert updates from your favorite artists
Simple Bible (Jev Vandegrift), providing the full text of the Bible with a range of ebook features
Currency Converter (Janni Kovacs), simplifying those inevitable "duh" moments when making international transactions
4:20 Wallpaper (A Minor Label), with a selection of artwork to give your Palm Pre a new look
Forbes (Forbes), for essential business news
A trio of new games: Video Poker (bytesequencing.com), Checkers (Keen Studios), and Lights Out (Vasudeva Damarasingu).

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It's Getting Crowded In Here

DarthRepublican @ 9/10/2009 10:52:44 PM # Q
I deleted my homebrew copy of GDial Pro and went to install the App Catalog version. So naturally the App Catalog complained that I needed to delete more apps install a new one. Palm better fix this problem in 1.2.
Screw convergence
Palm III->Visor Deluxe->Visor Platinum->Visor Prism->Tungsten E->Palm LifeDrive->Palm TX->Palm Pre
Visor Pro+VisorPhone->Treo 180g->Treo 270->Treo 600->Treo 680->T-Mobile G1->Palm Pre
http://mind-grapes.blogspot.com/
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420 app

numlock @ 9/11/2009 7:51:25 AM # Q
What a ummm, unique application!

It just shows poster art from the Moonalice band in a small space or rotates the stuff as your wallpaper. I'm sure McNamee had nothing to do with this.

RE: 420 app
SeldomVisitor @ 9/11/2009 9:02:15 AM # Q
Begs the question - how many other applications have been submitted by Palm people instead of outside developers.

RE: 420 app
douglasgerard @ 9/13/2009 6:11:28 AM # Q
and glorifies usage of illegal substances... a la hemp, etc.
Now-WAY-OT: RE: 420 app
SeldomVisitor @ 9/13/2009 8:02:01 AM # Q
Easy fix for that - make them legal.

In fact, that would solve a whole lot of problems and save billions of dollars per year.

Nah, makes too much sense.

[can't remember the last time I saw a news item about two liquor store owners shooting each other over territory; how about you?]

RE: 420 app and more
SeldomVisitor @ 9/15/2009 1:51:33 PM # Q
> Begs the question - how many other applications have been submitted
> by Palm people instead of outside developers.

Oh good grief - if you don't have independent developers interested in developing for your platform what do you do?

Pay them.

http://www.precentral.net/palm-paying-companies-write-apps

RE: 420 app
Tim Carroll @ 9/15/2009 2:39:06 PM # Q
^^ You didn't suspect they were doing this already? Microsoft has been pulling the same trick with the Zune HD, trying to lure iPhone developers.

Fact is Palm has to do something to get the app ball rolling, and since that something is obviously not going to be spectacular, iPhone-esque sales numbers, cold hard cash is the next best alternative...

(I'd write a post on this, bar for the fact that I start a new job today and my PIC posting time is going to get severely curtailed....)

RE: 420 app
Tim Carroll @ 9/15/2009 2:49:40 PM # Q
(it should be also be noted that we already knew this. Pivotal Labs ain't working for free...)
RE: 420 app
hkklife @ 9/15/2009 5:01:11 PM # Q
Palm is a relatively tiny company with a very finite amount of $. Instead of tossing $ (and let's be fair, we have no idea HOW much is in this "app war chest") to the wind like that, why don't they spend it on getting the hardware, the OS, and the SDK up to snuff (not necessarily in that order)?

Or, better yet, since they won't create a non-Phone WebOS device, send out a few thousand kits consisting of an unlocked Pre + SDK + documentation to a wide variety developers large & small.
Pilot 1000->Pilot 5000->PalmPilot Pro->IIIe->Vx->m505->T|T->T|T2->T|C->T|T3->T|T5->Zodiac 2->TX->Verizon Treo 700P->Verizon Treo 755p->?

RE: 420 app
hkklife @ 9/15/2009 5:05:27 PM # Q
Here's how they could go a LONG way to getting me to buy a WebOS device:

-Get a 16GB+ Pre out on Verizon ASAP

-Release a non-phone WebOS device

-Bring out WebOS 2.0 ASAP with improved PIMs, video recording, voice memos, and external storage volume support

-Pay Chapura some of those big bucks to write an improved version of Echo that supports wired & BT synchronization (not just wi-fi).

-Pay Access to develop a Windows 7 (32 & 64-bit) compliant version of Palm Desktop with wired, wireless and cloud sync capability for both data and media. This would address a TON of issues in one fell swoop. There's nothing wrong with being honest and admitting that they were wrong and that cloud computing ain't quite ready for primetime.
Pilot 1000->Pilot 5000->PalmPilot Pro->IIIe->Vx->m505->T|T->T|T2->T|C->T|T3->T|T5->Zodiac 2->TX->Verizon Treo 700P->Verizon Treo 755p->?

RE: 420 app
abosco @ 9/15/2009 8:46:50 PM # M Q
You know what I think they could use? More mergers, spinoffs, acquisitions, and SEC filings.

I mean, that worked well for the last 10 years, right?

Cheapshot, I know. But come on. The inbreeding and distractions in this company since its inception could fill a book. And it already did!

RE: 420 app
hkklife @ 9/15/2009 8:54:59 PM # Q
Shush, young feller! You'd best only sing hte praises of Palm on this site! Otherwise you might be publicly humiliated and admonished by the innumerable hordes of Pre owners here!

In fact, you newly-graduated n00b, if you keep bad-mouthing Palm, you'll never get that cushy PR position with them in Sunnyvale that I know you're hoping to land!

;-)
Pilot 1000->Pilot 5000->PalmPilot Pro->IIIe->Vx->m505->T|T->T|T2->T|C->T|T3->T|T5->Zodiac 2->TX->Verizon Treo 700P->Verizon Treo 755p->?

Gizmodo creates new category where no need exists
Tim Carroll @ 9/17/2009 5:46:32 AM # Q
For lack of a better thread to put this in:

http://gizmodo.com/5360197/the-portable-media-player-is-dead-long-live-the-portable-media-player?skyline=true&s=x

The "smart PMP"?

In other words... PDA!

RE: 420 app
DarthRepublican @ 9/17/2009 6:51:16 AM # Q
Tim Carroll wrote:
For lack of a better thread to put this in:

The "smart PMP"?

In other words... PDA!


Yes but you're not supposed to call it that, just like you weren't supposed to call your Treo a PDA even though it ran the exact same OS as your Palm Pilot.

Screw convergence
Palm III->Visor Deluxe->Visor Platinum->Visor Prism->Tungsten E->Palm LifeDrive->Palm TX->Palm Pre
Visor Pro+VisorPhone->Treo 180g->Treo 270->Treo 600->Treo 680->T-Mobile G1->Palm Pre
http://mind-grapes.blogspot.com/

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New product category for Palm?

hkklife @ 9/15/2009 11:43:04 PM # Q
"Palm Pilot? Sounds like a wanking machine!"

Apologies if this was posted before. Quite NSFW but definitely worth a chuckle seeing one of the finest actors to ever grace the stage or the screen fumbling with a Palm III!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NacppJ_vWQg


Pilot 1000->Pilot 5000->PalmPilot Pro->IIIe->Vx->m505->T|T->T|T2->T|C->T|T3->T|T5->Zodiac 2->TX->Verizon Treo 700P->Verizon Treo 755p->?

RE: New product category for Palm?
SeldomVisitor @ 9/16/2009 2:58:16 AM # Q
That was a serious chuckle!

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