August 11, 2009
Sebastopol, CA—Palm webOS is Palm's next generation operating system. Designed around a fast and beautiful user experience and optimized for the multitasking user, webOS integrates the power of a window-based operating system with the simplicity of a browser. Its applications are built using standard web technologies and languages, but have access to device-based services and data.
"We're at a significant moment in the evolution of computing," says Allen. "We are seeing the next generation web emerge as the mobile web and a key driver of the mobile web will be the new applications that can be built on webOS and other web-enabled platforms like it. These applications are smart applications that can access data anytime and anywhere, and interpret that data by the users personal information and preferences. This new generation will provide a whole new way of interacting with computers, the Internet and our communities."
According to Allen, the webOS SDK was released just over three weeks ago and tens of thousands of developers have downloaded the SDK and are already building applications for it. "With any new platform, its always difficult to get started," says Allen. "This book will help any developer get the basics about webOS and learn what they need to be productive writing applications in a very short time."
- Get a thorough overview of the webOS platform and architecture
- Understand the critical concepts for application design: what separates webOS from other web and mobile platforms
- Learn the details of Mojo's development tools and SDK for building and testing mobile applications
- Examine best practices, important considerations, and guiding principles for developing with webOS and the Mojo framework
Mitch Allen has been the driving force for webOS, and he realizes that developers want more than an assortment of simple 'Hello World' examples. Get this book, get the SDK, and start writing webOS applications.
– Greg Stevenson, Sierra Blanco Systems, preDevCamp Global Organizer
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Mitch Allen is CTO of Software at Palm, Inc. where he has worked in various positions for 8 years starting with building and leading the software team at Handspring which conceived and developed the Treo smartphone. From webOS's conception to implementation, Mitch designed the early architecture of the webOS platform and led the development team through the initial design stage and as a result is intimately familiar with the capabilities of the platform and tools.
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