Enyo SDK released to Early Access Program, webOS 2.0 SDK still under NDA | webOS Nation

Enyo SDK released to Early Access Program, webOS 2.0 SDK still under NDA

by Derek Kessler Sat, 12 Feb 2011 1:40 pm EST

Developers, if you've been waiting to get your hands on the latest code from the folks at HP, now’s your chance. The HP Developer Relations Team has released an SDK for their next-generation Enyo app framework. As noted during the Think Beyond developer presentation, Enyo is still a work in progress - they called it an alpha (i.e. pre-beta) - but it’s the future for webOS. And if you want to start developing for the TouchPad and webOS 3.0, this is how you’ll do it (at least if you want it to work well).

If you’re a developer already enrolled in the Early Access Program, head on over to the Early Access private forum and download the preview. If you’re not, well, enrolling is easy, though you’ll have to sign a confidentiality agreement (i.e. NDA) before you’re allowed to proceed.

Speaking of things that are still under NDA... The Enyo SDK is in essence the SDK for webOS 3.0. That’s under NDA, and we can understand why (though we’d love to get it, pick through it, and report back to you what’s inside). What we don’t understand is this: why in Hades is the webOS 2.0 SDK still under NDA? webOS 2.0 devices are out. We have them, you can buy them. Right. Now. But apps to take advantage of the new(ish) features in webOS 2.0 are few and far between because they’re still cloaked in confidentiality. That’s just silly.