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Palm webOS Developer Talk Last Night at Pivotal Labs in San Francisco

Updated on Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at 6:17PM by Registered CommenterTony Peric

Yesterday, I attended the Palm Developer talk at Pivotal Labs in San Francisco. Several items were up for discussion but the main topic was developing basic for the recently released SDK by Palm. In attendance were, Mitch Allen, CTO for Palm Inc., Jesse Donaldson, Sr. Manager for Mojo Framework and Davis W. Frank of Pivotal Labs. The goal of the event was to bring developers for the webOS closer to Palm in a quaint setting to get some feedback from both sides and discuss the implementation of the Mojo framwork.

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Skype Not Coming to Palm Pre, Just Yet

According to a press release statement, Skype is not going to be available on the Palm Pre at least for the forseeable future. In a statement released by a Skype executive, it is stated that they will continue to keep their eye on the Palm's Pre and webOS platform. So for all of your 440 million+ Skyper's out  there, not so much (good news).

“We are focused on delivering the best Skype experience for mobile consumers that we can, across any cell phone or mobile operating system. If someone has a cell phone, we want them to be able to use Skype on it. That’s our vision and we’ve already delivered new mobile applications for Windows Mobile, Java-enabled cell phones, Android-powered devices and the iPhone in the first half of 2009. As things are evolving quickly in this space, we will continue to keep our eye on Palm’s Pre and webOS platform, which seems to be getting good traction in its first weekend. But we have nothing to announce at this time.”


Palm EOS (Pixie) Found Embedded In Leaked ROM?

After our previous report of the Palm EOS (code name Pixie) here, the leaked Pre ROM over at the precentral forums found an interesting tidbit.

Could we have the new EOS coming sooner than expected? It very well may be true and with the open ROM now up for dissection, the new devices may end up on a whole slew of networks as found in the ROM.


Embedded Konami Code is The Secret to (Hacking of) Palm Pre Dev Mode


By simply typing in the well known Konami Code, a cheat code that was first found in 1986 on NES systems = ↑ ↑ ↓ ↓ ← → ← → B A (typed in: upupdowndownleftrightleftrightbastart), doing so enables a hidden app called "Developer Mode Enabler." It appears the code was leaked earlier this evening on precentral, only later to be found on Palm’s website. This is a a complete 195MB root image of webOS itself.

The possibilities are endless with the ROM now out on the open. Imagine what is to come from the hacking/coding community and how that alone will assist in increase the sales of Palm devices. Extending the system with custom API's would be pretty nice. This could possibly lead to a code monkey hacking his way through the ROM and offer unlocked Pre’s that could work on Verizon's network.


Source: Engadget


Palm Pre Public SDK Will be Coming "Very Close to Launch"

According to news Reports at GearLog, Palm's VP of Global Sales, Mr. Dave Whalen, said at a press conference this morning that Developers wait will end soon. Mr. Whalen said that the public SDK is "Very Close to Launch." He also stated that since the Mojo SDK is based off of Web Page design languages as CSS and Javascript, the SDK design would allow developers to get up to speed extremely quickly to develop applications for the Palm WebOS. This is good news for the group over at preDevCamp as they have been working feverously with Palm. Palm is being very supportive of the preDevCamp and they are working out the best ways for them to provide assistance to the numerous events.

preDevCamp is on Saturday, August 8th, 2009