Now it has taken an
important step forward in making its own App Store, opening its App
Catalog e-commerce store to more third-party paid developers.
The new version of the store will officially launch in mid-September,
replacing the current App Catalog, which despite its limited content
has managed a
Katie Mitic, senior vice president,
Product Marketing, Palm, Inc. cheers, "We’re rolling out the
submission process and e-commerce capabilities of the Palm App
Catalog with careful consideration for both the developer and
customer. We want every part of the Palm webOS experience to be
the best, and a strong e-commerce model is key to a thriving
developer community, great apps and an excellent customer
All the applications for the store will be
written using the Mojo
SDK to run on webOS. Palm is launching a beta program to
try to convince developers to jump onboard. Revenue will follow
a 70/30 (developer/Palm) split, identical to Apple's arrangement,
minus sales tax.
Customers can buy apps on the store with
Visa or MasterCard credit cards. The new App Catalog will be
fully available to customers in the U.S. this fall. Now let's
hope their application screening committee shows a bit more
quote: while I still can't approve of their attempts to hack
quote: themselves into proprietary Apple services,
quote: with any luck they have learned from Apple's perfectly-legal-yet-wildly-unpopular shenanigans with their App Store, and won't do the same things that consumers view as offensive.
quote: They hacked into a proprietary Apple service and used a false device ID to trick the system.
quote: Apple did not publish an API, SDK, or any other way for any 3rd party to access and use the Synch function of iTunes. Palm hacked into the system,
quote: ...Consult a lawyer before you respond. Or even a knowledgable businessman...or a professor, or someone who has a clue what they are talking about. Because you, most clearly, do not.
quote: What did other companies do? Nothing. And so they got burned.