Palm desperately needs better apps. And it’s hoping its new Web-based development environment will lure more creative code monkeys, according to PCWorld. But is the environment really the problem? Or is Palm offering too little too late?
After a developer is done testing and prototyping using Ares, they’ll be able to package the app and download it to a phone for testing, or submit it for entry into Palm’s app store.
Some app developers have been frustrated by Palm’s disorganized app approval process and have defected to off-brand Palm app stores like PreCentral that allow users to download “homebrew” apps. Others, such as open source guru Jamie Zawinkski have unceremonious dumped their Palms.