Mojo SDK Early Access Program Announced
Palm has just announced a new "early access program" for its Mojo SDK via its Developer Network blog. Admission to the program is by application for early access to the development tools for building WebOS applications. The program is being billed as an opportunity for developers to test-drive and provide feedback on the Mojo SDK prior to its public release.
Palm says they will initially admit a small group of developers they choose to start and plan to gradually increase the size of the program as the tools mature. The program will continue until the SDK is officially released to the public, at which point any developer will be free to download the SDK. Just like the Pre's release date, Palm has not yet stated when they expect this to be available.
"Developers are an incredibly important part of the webOS ecosystem, and we're eager to get the SDK into their hands," said Michael Abbott, senior vice president, Application Software and Services, Palm, Inc. "Now that the SDK will be available to a broader base of developers, we think the enthusiasm for webOS will only grow and accelerate. We're very excited to work with developers to make this unique development environment even better."
"webOS makes mobile application development incredibly easy - we were able to get a version of Pandora running in no time," said Tom Conrad, chief technology officer, Pandora. "And because webOS has true multitasking capabilities, Pandora runs elegantly in the background while you're using other applications. The unobtrusive notification bar lets you know what's currently playing, and allows you to pause and play without having to go back into the application. It's an incredibly powerful and flexible platform."