Palm Developer Day Agenda

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Friday, April 23rd

Title: Introduction to webOS

Speaker: Josh Marinacci

Description:  To kick off our first Palm Developer Day, we’re holding a special preconference tutorial bootcamp on Friday, April 23rd, recommended for developers who are new to the webOS platform.  If you can build a web page, you can build a webOS application. That’s the beauty of Palm’s mobile platform, which is based entirely on the open web standards HTML 5, CSS and JavaScript – not like other platforms, which make you learn a new language. This hands-on tutorial introduction covers the nuts and bolts of webOS and more. By the end of the session you will have learned the basics of the platform, built and run a simple app of your own, and received step-by-step instructions on getting your apps into the catalogue and out to market.

Audience: Beginner & Novice.  Basic HTML & JavaScript knowledge is required.

9:00a-10:00a Attendee Registration
  Hosted breakfast at leisure
10:00a-11:00a Introduction to the WebOS
  • What is it?
  • Devices and market
  • Technology decisions and direction
  WebOS Architecture
  • Linux base
  • Window manager and API support
  • JavaScript APIs
  • Pure web rendering
  Application architecture
  • Cards, Stages, and Scenes
  • MVC design
  • APIs and widgets
  • Threading, network, and auxiliary APIs
11:00a-11:15a Break
11:15a-12:45p Building your first app
  • Installing the SDK & emulator
  • Commandline tools
  • Generate an ppp
  • Build a screen
  • Package and test
  The WebOS emulator
  • Emulator vs real devices
  • Configuration and key commands
  • Installing and deleting applications
  Ares GUI builder
  • Differences with commandline tools
  • Building a simple app
  • App packaging
12:45p-1:45p Group Lunch
1:45-3:00p Advanced APIs
  • Network services
  • Storage
  • GPS and camera access
  App Catalog
  • Rules and structure
  • Submission process
3:30-3:30p Conclusion & Roadmap

Saturday, April 24th

8:00-9:00a Attendee arrivals
  Hosted breakfast at leisure
9:00-10:00a Welcome & Keynote
  Speakers: Ben Galbraith & Dion Almaer
10:00a-12:15p Technical Sessions
12:15-1:30p Group Lunch
1:30-6:00p Technical Sessions
6:30p-9:30p Happy Hour Mixer
  **Full Saturday Agenda Coming Soon

Comments (7)

  1. Steve says:

    Hello, I’m attending on both days. Should I bring my laptop? If so, what should I have installed on it?

  2. Bennie Shelton says:

    Just wanted to know if there is going to be another update for the palm pre plus that will involve a virtual keyboard? Had alot of friend that like the phone, but miss having a virtual keyboard too.

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  4. Raj says:

    Saturday was full so I filled out the reg form for Friday. My card was changed but when the email confirmation arrived it said the Friday session was full and I was put on the waitlist. :-(
    Kind of a bait and switch but I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt, though I do expect a refund if not allowed to attend.

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