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Palm regains its Mojo with new SDK

Ex Contributor July 16, 2009 1,010

San Francisco (CA) – Palm has released its long-awaited Mojo SDK. The new kit provides an
application framework based on HTML, CSS and JavaScript web development
standards.

“The initial response to Palm webOS apps – from both developers and customers – has been enthusiastic,” Jon Zilber wrote in an official blog post. “Even in its initial beta stage, over 1.8 million apps have been downloaded from the beta App Catalog since Palm Pre was released less than six weeks ago.”

Zilber explained that thousands of developers participated in the Mojo SDK early access program since it began in early April.

“New applications are in the pipeline for the Palm App Catalog, and the App Catalog submission process will be opened to all developers beginning this fall,” added Zilber.

Mojo SDK provides an application framework based on HTML, CSS and JavaScript web development standards. The kit, which includes sample code along with a Palm emulator, allows developers to:

  • Build applications with gesture-based navigation, transitions, and scrolling.
  • Use the webOS notification system to alert users without interrupting them.
  • Leverage the local storage capabilities of HTML so that data is available even when users are offline.
  • Use a JSON-based message bus to tap into a wide range of device services, including contacts, calendars and location.

Mojo is available for download at developer.palm.com.

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