My First Palm Pre App

Hello-World on palm-pre

It's deadly simple.

  1. Install Palm SDK/Emulator on Linux (Two .deb and one Sun JRE package)
  2. Follow Hello World Tutorial

What I can tell right now:

  • webOS is "real web". UI element is <div> and you can change it via JavaScript DOM tree plus optional CSS.
  • Feel like writing OS X Dashboard widget or Firefox extension. The packaging system is very similar to Firefox extension.
  • 4-5 command line steps to re-deployment on emulator. You need a small shellscript to help.
  • Programming approach is MVC.
  • You don't need a Mac to develop Palm app. Windows and Linux are first tier development platform too.