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New Meet Pre Video: "This Weekend"

There's a new "Meet Pre" video titled "This Weekend." The video shows the functionality of two new apps, Fandango and Pandora.

If you don't know yet, Fandango is a Movie application that allows you to purchase tickets for a movie theater closest to you, and the ability to easily invite people by email. Pandora on the other hand streams music right to your Pre. You can leave it in the background running with music since it's a live card.

Watch the video here.


Michael Abbott's Web 2.0 Expo Presentation Video

Michael Abbott's Web 2.0 Expo presentation is up and running.


PalmOS Emulation on Palm Pre (video demo)

Palm demoed the MotionApps's Classic PalmOS emulator at CTIA today.  It works like any other WebOS apps, a live card. So you can switch between WebOS and PalmOS with a simple swipe.  It comes with the default set of PalmOS apps like World Clock, and Epocrates.   As long as your Palm Pre is licensed.  App updates will be available over the air.

One of the most innovative apps is Epocrates. Epocrates is widely used in the medical profession for: proper diagnosing, drug information, tables/calculations, drug interactions, formulating information. Epocrates can also be useful for the average Joe, to easily tell you the proper dosage for adults and children. How useful would it be to be able to use your Palm Pre and in a matter of moments pull up the proper dosage of Motrin for your sick child or spouse. From a parents point of view this would be great information to have on hand at any time necessary.  On a personal level - I know that there has been more than one time that I needed to check the dosage on an over the counter medication for my sick child.

Through Classic the app should run approximately twice as quick on the Palm Pre opposed to on the Treo 700p.  There are some possible adjustments you may have to do, you can contact Palm to see what possible adjustments that would need to be made.


Apply for an early access to Palm Mojo SDK 

The "Update" Palm was being secretive about is the announcement for the "Palm Mojo SDK early access program." Basically, "The early access program is an opportunity for developers to test-drive and provide feedback on the Palm Mojo TM SDK prior to its public release."

They're currently taken a limited number of developers to the program, and expanding to more as their tools "mature." Once you're in, you'll be able to download the early Mojo SDK, which gives you the tools to develop and test your first webOS app(s). The program will last until the official release date of the Palm Pre, which then the SDK will be free to download to any developer. 

Apply here. FAQ for the Program here.


Palm Pre to support Palm OS apps

We got some great news for those that wish to use their Palm OS applications on the upcoming Palm Pre. During a Pre demo, Dieter over at precentral, spotted an app labeled "classic" within Pre's launcher. It sounds to me like the webOS will support legacy Palm OS apps! When asked by Dieter on what the classic app does, the rep told him "we'll answer that in awhile." So I guess that might be the "update" on the Palm Pre they're hinting us at.

[via precentral]


Skype not coming to the Palm Pre...yet

Skype said today that they have no plans to write an application for the webOS/Palm Pre. Well, at least not until they see Pre's success. "We want to see how that device sells," COO Scott Durchslag told reporters. "If [the Pre] takes off, it's something we'll consider."

I don't blame them. Right now, they have their hands full with a buggy Skype iPhone App that was released yesterday. On top of that, they're getting ready to release an App for the BlackBerry in May.

[via USNews]


Pre-Order your copy of webOS book from Amazon 

Paperback version of the Palm webOS book is now available for pre-order from amazon. Written by Mitch Allen, CTO of Software at Palm and the Palm webOS development team. This book "offers a complete tutorial on the design principles, artchitecture, UI, tools, and services necessary to develop webOS applications."

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Palm Pre wins 2008 Engadget Award

The results are in for the 2008 Engadget Awards. And the Palm Pre won "Most Anticipated Gadget of 2009". Not much of a surprise. Congratulations to Palm/Sprint.