Project Ares, Development-in-Browser, Goes Public Beta | webOS Nation

Project Ares, Development-in-Browser, Goes Public Beta

by Dieter Bohn Thu, 17 Dec 2009 6:24 pm EST

Palm has (finally!) gone public with Project Ares, which is a development platform for webOS that exists entirely in a browser. You can simply fire up your browser and go to, sign in with your developer account, and get coding.

Ares includes

  • Complete integrated development environment
    • Drag-and-drop interface builder
    • Code editor
    • Visual debugger
    • Log viewer
    • Source control integration
  • Fingertip access to the full library of Mojo UI widgets
  • Push-button project & scene creation
  • Drag-and-drop file upload
  • Instant project upload & download for seamless desktop/cloud workflow
  • Preview apps in the browser
  • Run apps directly on the webOS emulator or device (requires SDK installation)
  • Use Ares in Safari, Chrome or Firefox

Palm's hoping this is the future of mobile development for webOS. We're hoping that Palm can build in some developer collaboration tools and App Catalog submission tools.  Ok, never mind our complaints, Ares looks like a great tool for developers. Get more information here.

Developers, what do you think?