Palm plans to launch a new developer platform

Speaking at the Open Mobile Summit in San Francisco last week, Palm Senior Vice President Michael Abbott said that the company plans to improve the mobile application development process by introducing a new platform called Aries that will lower the barrier to entry for developers by allowing them to make mobile applications more quickly.

Specifically, the new platform, will let developers sign up and submit apps using a Web interface. Once the application is developed, a link is created which the developer can use to promote his application via Twitter, Facebook or email.  When a potential user clicks on the link, they will be taken to the application that is available for download.

Abbott said that the motivation behind this new platform, which will be available in December, is to help developers more easily transition from web development to mobile development. "We want to make apps easier to develop," he said.

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