The last couple of months have been a busy time of travel for me, Ben Combee, and the HP Palm Developer Relations team.
Our next event was in early October in beautiful Austin, Texas with Game Developer Conference Online. I attended as part of their iPhone/iPad Gaming Summit to be on a panel on Alternative Mobile Platforms. I was on stage with representatives from Aurora Feint (who recently launched support for Android), Sony, Microsoft, and Cydia (the app store for jailbroken iOS devices). I emphasized how many iOS developers have been able to quickly port over applications from Apple’s mobile OS to our system using the PDK’s support for OpenGL ES and I stressed how the Palm App Catalog provides a great way to gain access to a growing user base.
While in London, I also took the opportunity to visit with some of our London partners, including Quickoffice, who’ve done a great job building a first-class hybrid document viewer app that we’re including in webOS 2.0, and Ideaworks Labs, the creators of the Airplay SDK that allows building cross-platform C/C++ apps for webOS and many other systems.
Our next big event is the HP webOS Developer Day in New York City. If you can get up to New York on November 19th and 20th, it will be time well spent. We’re going to be going deep into some of the new features of webOS 2.0 while also featuring many of the cross platform technologies that can make you successful as a mobile developer and expose your apps to a huge audience of users.