Palm Says Next-Gen Dev Tools On the Way
During its recent developer conference in New York City, Palm provided a lot of information about webOS' future. First and foremost, Palm will begin transitioning away from its Mojo developer environment starting in early 2011 and will replace it with a new developer environment called Enyo. According to Palm, Enyo is faster and easier to work with than Mojo, and it borrows heavily from Palm's browser-based developer tool, called Ares. Palm said that webOS will be able to support multiple different form factors and screen sizes. Palm also announced forthcoming changes to the App Catalog. Starting in early 2011, the App Catalog will support carrier billing. Palm didn't say which carriers would offer billing, however. Palm also said that it is giving app developers the ability to create promotional codes for their apps, so they can be given away for free. Last, Palm will introduce a new version of the App Catalog with the general release of webOS 2.0. The new version will offer better search tools, refined browsing, and better app category groupings.