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Palm’s WebOS Developer Announcements

MG Siegler, reporting from Palm’s developer event:

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.

Update: Extensive follow-up from Siegler here.

Monday, 5 October 2009