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Palm Accepting Final Batch of Developers into Early Access Program

by Robert Werlinger Thu, 12 Nov 2009 7:29 pm EST

Developers, if you've downloaded Palm's Mojo SDK and haven't been accepted into the Early Access Program yet, you should check your email: it's your last chance to try to get in early and get in cheap into the App Catalog. Palm has announced in an email sent out to folks who downloaded the Mojo SDK that they're looking to bring in a final batch of developers to help with final scalability testing before they open up to the general public next month

The perks of being in the Early Access Program?  Palm is waiving the $99 annual and $50 per application fees they'll be charging when the program goes public, you'll be assigned an account manager to expedite feedback for any technical program or issues, get marketing incentives, and have the opportunity to provide feedback to help shape the program.

Hit the break for the full email.


Dear Developer,

We are excited to be heading towards the public launch of the Palm webOS Developer Program in December. Thank you for your interest in webOS and for downloading the Palm® Mojo™ SDK. In preparation for launch, we are now accepting a final batch of developers that would like to submit their applications via our Early Access Program and help us with final scalability testing. This is the last opportunity for developers to get in early, before we open up to the general public.

In consideration to developers who are helping during the test phase and participating in the Early Access Program, we are providing the following opportunities:

  • An assigned account manger to expedite feedback for any technical or program issues and manage your application through the review process

  • We will waive all program and application fees. Only requirement is a $5 fee to verify your PayPal account, currently used for payments to developers.

  • Maximize your application's visibility and be considered for inclusion in Palm's marketing activities:

    • Featured placements in the application catalog

    • Direct marketing campaigns to device owners

    • Palm's website, blogs, and newsletters

    • Palm's launch activities for new device, country launch, etc.

  • Opportunities to provide feedback to help shape the program.

Developers interested in participating should reply to this e-mail with the following information:

  • Your contact information (include name, e-mail, phone)

  • Username for webOS developer portal

  • For each webOS application you plan to submit, provide the following details:

    • App name and description
    • Business model for your app (free; paid; ad-supported)
    • Palm webOS services with which your app integrates (e.g., location based services, calendar, contacts, notifications/alerts, etc.)
    • ipk or representative screen shots of your app

 Please review the following recommendations : Human Interface Guidelines, Application Design Checklist, Top Tips for Designing Great webOS Applications