Quick iteration allows developer to use webOS as a proving ground 17
Developers have plenty of options when it comes to mobile platforms to develop for. You have, just to name a few: Android, MeeGo, Bada, iOS, Windows Phone 7, Symbian, BlackBerry and well, the list could continue on. Despite this huge amount of choice, developers still choose webOS as their platform of choice, with one of the bigger reasons being cited being how quickly they can iterate their applications and add features when compared to some of the other platforms.
One such developer is YouVersion, who has applications deployed across a few of the platforms mentioned above. In the latest post on their blog introducing a new "profiles" feature for their flagship application, they sing praises about developing for webOS and why their Pre and Pixi users will often see features before others do: that the speed of development that webOS allows has (read that bit about rapid iteration above) has turned the platform into a proving ground for them: "Our Palm app is likely to be a preview of what you'll see very soon in all of our other apps."
And if Palm's most recent developer podcast talking all about Ares is any indication, developing for webOS is only going to get easier as time goes on as tool-chains become ever more efficient.
Source: YouVersion Blog; thanks to Jake for the tip!