Prepare yourself for the onslaught of tip calculators and flashlights, friends, because the Mojo SDK for Pre’s WebOS is out and ready to rock. You can download it right here and start coding immediately, if not sooner.
Our major beef thus far has been the Pre’s fairly sparse app store and this promises to open things up considerably. Devs should also hit the Palm Developer Network to sign up to start selling their wares online. Devs with current Palm logins should get in just fine to begin the development process.
The SDK uses VirtualBox on OS X/Linux/Windows and requires a Java install. Interestingly, a simple XHTML file is basically the only thing you need to write to create a Hello World application.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.1//EN"
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en">
<!-- application stylesheet should come in after the one loaded by the framework -->
<link href="stylesheets/hellothere.css" media="screen" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />
<h2>This text verifies your application is running.</h2>
To create a fully functional Palm application create a scene and remove this text from index.html.
See the documentation on Palm Applications for more information on creating applications and scenes.
That’s right: it’s just HTML. So dig in, Devs. You can start submitting your finished applications to the App Store in the Fall.