Chapters Four and Five of Developing Applications in JavaScript using the Palm Mojo™ Framework now available

13 BY devrel

The fourth and fifth chapter of the Rough Cuts version of Palm webOS: Developing Applications in JavaScript using the Palm Mojo™ Framework by Palm Software CTO Mitch Allen is now available from O’Reilly.

Chapter four is “Dialogs and Menus” while chapter five covers “Advanced Widgets”.

Please visit Safari Books Online to download this chapter.

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Chapter Three of Developing Applications in JavaScript using the Palm Mojo™ Framework now available

5 BY devrel

The third chapter of the Rough Cuts version of Palm webOS: Developing Applications in JavaScript using the Palm Mojo™ Framework by Palm Software CTO Mitch Allen is now available from O’Reilly.

This chapter is titled “Widgets”. Widgets are dynamic UI controls, that can be integrated within any application. They can be tailored to the application, yet provide reusable, stylistically consistent UI functions. Widgets is a term widely used within web development but Mojo widgets are different than other widgets. Mojo widgets have a defined behavior but with many options; they generate complex HTML and are easily styled with CSS.

Please visit Safari Books Online to download this chapter.

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The early access program, one week in

21 BY Gray Norton

It has been a week since we announced our expansion of the early access program for the Palm Mojo SDK, so I wanted to give you a quick update and thank you for your interest!

We’ve been thrilled and, frankly, awed by your response. As you may have seen on Twitter, @palm_inc recently tweeted that we’d received about a gazillion applications for early access, and that’s not far from the truth.

We let our first batch of developers in late last week, and another batch early this week. These folks are getting started, and we’re taking their feedback and learning from their experiences as we work to get the SDK ready for the rest of the world.

We expect to accept additional developers into the program each week. The SDK is still in active development, so we’re starting slowly — we need to make sure that our tools and support systems are ready before we scale. But we are eager to get the SDK into everyone’s hands, as we know that third-party applications will play a huge role in the success of webOS and Pre.

For those of you who have already applied, we thank you for your patience as we come up to speed. As noted in the program FAQ, we can’t provide status updates on individual applications, but we’ll do our best to give frequent public updates on this blog. If you haven’t applied yet, it’s not too late — you can submit your application here.

Thanks again!

Gray Norton
Product Manager, Palm Mojo SDK

Introducing the Palm Mojo SDK early access program.

23 BY devrel

We are happy to announce our new early access program for developers interested in creating applications for the Palm webOSTM. The early access program is an opportunity for developers to test-drive and provide feedback on the Palm MojoTM SDK prior to its public release.

Admission to the program is by application – we’ll admit a small group of developers to start and gradually increase the size of the program as the tools mature. We’d like to let everyone in, but we want to make sure that we can provide a solid development experience and attentive developer support before we scale up. We are eager to get the SDK into developers’ hands and will expand the program as quickly as we can.

The program will continue until the SDK is officially released to the public, at which point any developer will be free to download the SDK. No, we’re not announcing the date that will happen yet.

If you wish to to apply to the early access program, complete and submit this application form. If you want to learn more about the program, we have a page of common questions and answers you can read.

If you’re admitted into the program, you’ll be able to download the Mojo SDK, which includes the tools you need to develop and test apps for the webOS platform. You’ll also have access to the early access program portal, where you’ll find documentation, sample code, and community forums where you can share experiences, tips and tricks with fellow early access developers. Because this is early access, all program participants will be required to accept an SDK Agreement which will require you to maintain confidentiality until the end of the early access program.

We are very excited about the expansion of access to the SDK, and can’t wait to see what you are going to build.