According to Palm, the new platform was designed to allow a vast ecosystem of partners, including developers, hardware suppliers, and accessories manufacturers, to develop core services to complement the platform and product line. For developers, webOS offers an open development environment. The platform’s flexible environment is expected to allow developers to distribute their applications over-the-air via an on-device Palm application store.
Palm webOS is expected to automatically bring in information from many places-on your phone, at your work or on the web into a simple integrated view.
Ed Colligan, president and CEO of Palm, said: Palm products have always been about simplifying lives and delivering great user experiences. webOS and Pre bring game-changing simplicity to an increasingly mobile world by dissolving the barriers that surround your information. Its technology that seems like its thinking ahead to bring you what you care about most – your people, your time, and your information – in the easiest and most seamless way.