Palm is reportedly poised to introduce premium webOS applications through its Palm App Catalog effort on Sept. 24. According to an internal Palm timeline obtained by All Things D, the handset maker will introduce premium apps for the Palm Pre smartphone roughly a month after announcing the launch of the Palm App Catalog e-commerce beta program. Palm webOS developers will receive 70 percent of gross revenues generated via online sales--charges will be limited to one-time download fees. Customers will be able to purchase applications using Visa and MasterCard.
In mid-August, Palm said it will accept Pre apps that are useful and engaging to users, with an appealing design and user interface aligned with Palm UI guidelines. All apps must be written for webOS and leverage the platform and device capabilities, including notifications, multitasking/background processing, location services and accelerometer. Palm said apps with slow UI response or sluggish power will be rejected--it will also turn down applications that consume excessive device power.
For more on the premium Pre apps launch:
-read this All Things D article
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