Palm Gives Nod to Devs to Skip the Apps Catalog
Today Palm revealed that it will allow developers to submit apps that can be distributed openly on the web rather than through the Palm Apps Catalog. Developers create an application, submit it to Palm, and then Palm will send the developer a link that can be used by owners of webOS devices to access and download the application. This will allow developers to skip the review process, though Palm will still offer applications in the Apps Catalog if that's what the developers want. Palm is charging just $50 for apps to be entered into the Apps Catalog. Palm also decided to waive the $100 yearly developer fee associated with developing webOS apps. Palm hopes these changes will lead to increased development for webOS.