Palm to Grant Some Developers Early Access to Pre, Also Intros New Cloud Syncing
Today Palm announced that it is allowing some developers to get their hands on the Palm Pre Mojo SDK early. The SDK will be necessary to create applications and services for the Palm Pre. Palm also announced that it is going to offer developers integrated could services. This will let the Pre sync with data / content stored in the cloud (a.k.a., the Internet). This is similar to the push notifications for the Apple iPhone. Palm is also releasing a Palm OS emulator via a third-party company called MotionApps. This will allow older Palm applications to run on webOS devices.
Hands On with HP's Elite x3
HP is jumping back into phones at a completely unexpected time. HP made quite a few iPAQ Windows smartphones back in the day (2004-2009, to be precise.) Then they bought Palm and infamously drove that into the ground.
Awareness API from Google to Power Contextually Aware Apps
Developers will soon be able to make their apps aware of their surroundings thanks to the new Awareness API. The API can support up to seven different signals at once, including time, location, places, beacons, headphones, activity, and weather, to deliver contextually aware information.
Apple to Let People Pre-Order Apps
Apple has made it possible for people to pre-order applications. Technically, the power is being given to developers, who can publish product pages and accept orders ahead of the app's release.
Google's Daydream Developer Tools Exit Beta
Google today made Google VR SDK 1.0 with support for Daydream available to developers. The VR SDK, which has been in beta since earlier this year, gives developers the tools they need to create virtual reality content for Google's Daydream platform.
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