The Palm Pre is the hottest new device on the block. It's the
cell phone - nay, personal digital everything - that all the cool
kids want to get their hands on...but no one wants to use it more
The Palm Pre is more than just a way-cool device, though: it is
built on Palm's webOS, an operating system that changes the
game for developers. Building on standards-based web technologies,
webOS allows us to create applications more quickly and easily than
any other platform out there using the same technologies we know
and love already. It turns out to be quite fun, too!
In this book, you'll learn all about the Palm Pre and webOS,
their capabilities, and how to develop for them. You'll learn
to write applications that function entirely on the Pre itself, and
you'll also learn to write applications that live in the cloud
(i.e., keep you connected to the digital world around you).
You'll spend most of your time looking at Mojo, the framework
API through which your code interfaces with the operating system.
All of this will be presented within the context of six fully
functional real-world applications that you can use on your own
Once you're done, you'll be ready to write your own webOS
applications for the Pre, get them into the app catalog (the online
store where Pre applications are made available to Pre owners), and
make tons of cash.
useful apps as well as games. Become productive using Mojo and
upload new applications within a day.
Frank W. Zammetti is an experienced Apress author, having authored five books on web development topics. Frank is an architect/lead developer for PNC Bank who has around 15 years of professional development experience plus another 10 or so of amateur experience (meaning he wasn't being paid for his efforts, but it was just as involved!).Â Frank has a background in mobile development, having developed and sold a number of applications and games for the Windows Mobile platform.Â Frank is an active open-source community member, contributing to a number of projects, leading a couple and has even started a few of his own.