The first is that they’re allowing developers to fully
distribute their apps via the web. What this means is that
developers can simply submit their apps to Palm, and Palm will
return to them a URL that they can then blog, tweet, do whatever
they want to share it. When a person then clicks on that URL they
can easily install the app. And while Palm is providing the URL,
it is not going to be reviewing the apps in any way — a clear
dig at Apple’s approval process.
This is a good opportunity for Palm. Perhaps being more open than Apple isn’t going to help them, but it certainly isn’t going to hurt.