Palm Revamps Its Mobile Software Site
Palm has launched a newly rebranded mobile application store/website. Powered by PocketGear's storefront system the site offers downloads for both Windows Mobile and Palm OS devices with distinct Palm Inc. aesthetics. Promoted by PocketGear as an "App Store", the downloadable app simply launches Blazer or Pocket IE into a mobile-formatted Palm Software storefront. Unfortunately, no actual stand-alone optimized app is available at this time for managing downloads nor is any integration provided with the Palm Desktop software.
Compatibility with "over 25 Palm devices" is mentioned, though none are specifically referenced other than the Centro and Treo Pro. While app stores are all the rage these days, installing apps and over the air downloads has been possible on Palm devices for a some time now.
Palm is advertising over 5,000 apps and games downloadable directly to the users' device, still a far cry from the thousands of obscure freeware apps previously available at PalmGear. Palm and PocketGear are also apparently making a stronger effort to gain support from developers to list their apps on their store, as evidenced by this developer info page.
PalmInfocenter also has had its own mobile software store for a number of years that works with your Palm's web browser. It is accessible at software.palminfocenter.com or via the PIC Mobile page. Most of the same Palm OS and Windows Mobile catalogue that is found in our online store is available to download and purchase on device.
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- RE: Don't we have this already? -Tuckermaclain
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- RE: Don't we have this already? -richf