Palm Testing Web-Based App Development Tool
Palm has started limited testing of a new, web-based tool for app developers. The "Ares" development environment lets developers create webOS apps using a simple drag-and-drop interface running in a web browser. The tool was first announced in early November at the Open Mobile Summit event. A small group of third-party developers are currently testing Ares. Interested developers can request access for when Palm opens it up to more testers.
Developers Can (Finally) Create Instant Apps
Google today made its instant apps tool available to all developers. Google first announced instant apps at its I/O developer conference in 2016.
Google to Help Developers Make Apps More Accessible
Google today released a tool for developers that will scan apps and provide feedback on their accessibility. The idea is to help developers view their apps from a different perspective and gain insight about how their user interface choices may or may not work for those with special accessibility needs.
Google's Bulletin App Lets Everyone Be a Local Reporter
Google is testing a new application called Bulletin, a way for people to contribute stories about their own community. The free app lets people capture photos, videos, and text on their phone and then publish those microstories directly to the web without forcing people to create a blog or build any sort of web site.
LG Releases Open Source Version of WebOS to Spur Invention
LG today made an open version of the webOS platform available to developers and the public. Anyone can download webOS Open Source Edition from LG's web site and use the the code for whatever they wish.
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