Pre 101 interviews Palm's Chuq Von Rospach 9
Over at Pre 101 the recently interviewed a familiar character on the webOS scene: Palm’s Developer Community Manager Chuq Von Rospach. We got a bit of history on Von Rospach (prior to working with Palm he had worked with Sun Microsystems, Apple, Strongmail, and Laszlo Systems) and an explanation as to why his Tweets are almost always about birds.
But we know what you all find to be the interesting stuff: what he does at Palm. Chuq described his job as managing the developer portal and forums, communicating information from Palm to the developer community, and working with developers and media to address problems. Essentially, he serves as the nexus of Palm’s developer community, linking together Palm, the developers, and the media.
But what of the things that are big for developers? You know, the SDK, submission process, and App Catalog. Chuq says that Palm has heard our complaints. While it may not be evident from the outside, Chuq says that the application submission process has made leaps and bounds behind the scenes. The SDK’s documentation is also being expanded and enhanced in response to complaints from developers. Palm has also taken the notable step of embracing the external developer community unlike one of one of the other smartphone makers out there. The homebrew community at PreCentral is a crystal clear example of this embrace, especially when you consider how many of our developers have recently ‘graduated’ up to the App Catalog.
There’s much more at Pre 101, so check it out!