Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Platform to watch - webOS (Palm Pre)

Just when you thought that you have enough mobile platforms to learn, Palm recently came up with a new device that seems to make heads turn. It is the Palm Pre, a device that runs on the Palm webOS. Unlike other platforms, which require you to learn new languages (such as Objective-C, Java, VB.NET, C#), the webOS supports web languages that most of you web developers are familar with - JavaScript, CSS, and HTML. This is achieved through the Mojo Application Framework. At this moment, Palm has not made the Mojo SDK available as yet, but it should do so at a later date. What made the Palm Pre so cool is that it works much like the iPhone (if not better), and what's more, the Mojo Framework sounds so developer-friendly.

So this is going to be a very exciting year...if you are still wondering if mobile applications are here to stay, you'd better start learning one or two now before the world leaves you behind! This will be the year of the great battle between mobile platforms - Android, iPhone, Windows Mobile, and now webOS (Palm)!

Check out the series of videos on the Palm Pre at Youtube.com. Here is one of them.

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