The last Good E-Reader News has Palm announcing today that they were waiving the App Catalog submission fee for people who develop applications for the Palm WebOS and they did not stop there. They are systematically refunding anyone who has paid the $50.00 the submission fee in the past.
Although there is only 2,684 Applications currently on the store, and Palm did waive earlier in the year the fees and review process, it looks like Palm has setup a totally free system for developers to submit applications with no fees at all to be paid.
This is a welcome time, since rumors abound that HP is developing the HP Hurricane which is a WebOS based device. With HP’S recent acquisition of Palm for around 1.2 Billion dollars, the deal should be finalized around the end of July. It is at this time, we surmise that HP’S Slate Pipeline for 2010 will be announced.
If you are interested in submitting your application to the Palm WebOS market place we suggest that you take a gander at the WebOS development site. You can find out everything to do with the WebOS, the submission guidelines and download the framework that you need to start development.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.