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Rumor: Mojo SDK Available Later Today?

by Annie Latham Wed, 01 Apr 2009 3:53 pm EDT

Buried on the bottom of a post that looks like yet another April Fool’s joke (with the title of “Watch this space: No foolin’ ”), Palm’s Jon Zilber snuck in this tidbit:

“… we thought we'd give you a heads-up (for reals) to check back later today (or follow palm_inc on Twitter) for an update direct from the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco.”

Over at, in Michael Calore wrote that Palm is “expected to make the developer's kit for its new WebOS smartphone operating system available as a public download Wednesday afternoon.”  He is referring to the Mojo SDK, which developers can use to build native applications for the Pre smartphone and other devices running the WebOS software.

Putting 2 and 2 together, it seems to make sense.  As mentioned yesterday, Michael Abbott, Palm's VP of application platform and services development for WebOS, will be doing a keynote presentation at 5:10pm during the Web 2.0 Expo which is co-produced by O’Reilly Media.

It’ll be interesting to hear what Abbott has to say and especially what his pitch to developers will be (Okay, in this forum--keynote at Web 2.0-- he can’t make a pitch per se.  But he can make a compelling argument to get developers to embrace yet another platform since WebOS joins Apple iPhone and Google's Android).

Stay tuned… or, as Palm’s Zilber suggests, follow along on Twitter later today.