Palm to launch EU apps platform
Palm is introducing its e-commerce mobile apps developer platform to Europe with plans to go live in March.
Announcing the news on it developer blog, the company said that the extension to Europe “gives developers a compelling new opportunity to distribute and monetize their applications.”
In the US the platform has resulted in around 600 new paid-for applications available on the company's WebOS App Catalog in just two months.
Current users of Palm's, available in the UK, Ireland, Spain and Germany, are restricted to downloading only free applications, often developed in-house by Palm itself.
European developers can now start submitting their applications for consideration by Palm to [email protected] and be among the earliest to get paid for downloads of their application once the service goes live in March.
“The Palm developer program provides developers the opportunity to leverage the web as a promotional channel for applications. For developers looking to make money, it’s all about speed, promotion and reacting to customer feedback. Our platform gives you greater access to customers and faster cycle times to make higher-quality, compelling applications,” Palm said.