Palm's Ares Gets Off the Ground Beta Style
Today Palm announced the launch of its Ares project. Ares is a browser-based developer environment for webOS. It will allow developers to write applications from a browser rather than desktop-based developer tools. The project had been available to a limited number of developers after being demonstrated in November. Today marks its wider availability to those interested in developing for webOS. Palm hopes that by offering this browser-based tool, it will entice more developers to create applications for webOS. During its recent quarterly earnings call, Palm noted that there are now approximately 800 applications available to webOS devices in the Palm Apps Catalog, which lags the competition.
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.
HP to Shutter WebOS Support January 15
HP recently indicated that it will cease all backend support for WebOS devices on January 15. After that time, WebOS device owners will no longer be able to download or update apps, reset or restore their devices, setup new devices, or retrieve lost passwords.
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.
TCL to Revive Palm with Help from the Tech Community
TCL Communications, the parent company of Alcatel OneTouch, today confirmed to Phone Scoop that it has acquired the Palm brand and plans to revive the failed tech company. "We are interested in the brand because we believe the brand has value," said TCL CEO George Guo.
which lags the competition
Keep em coming Palm