webOS 3.0 NDA lifted for developers; prepare for app info flood | webOS Nation

webOS 3.0 NDA lifted for developers; prepare for app info flood

by Jonathan I Ezor#IM Thu, 30 Jun 2011 12:24 pm EDT

With the TouchPad launch just one day away, app developers have been chomping at the bit to talk about, show and promote their webOS 3.0 apps that will be available at or soon after launch. Unfortunately, that has not been permissible until now, because of the non-disclosure agreement required of all developers in HP Palm's early access program for the 3.0 SDK.

This morning, in a public post to Palm's developer forum, Chuq Von Rospach (Developer Community Manager for webOS) announced that the curtains have been lifted, the kimono opened, etc.:

I know a bunch of you have been waiting for this. Effective immediately, the NDA on early access members for webOS 3.0 is lifted. You're free to talk about it, your applications, coding, etc, etc. as you wish.

You also no longer need to use the early access forums for discussion, and should bring those discussions out into the public forums. Note that because there's no way to tell what inforamation in the early access forums is safe to make public, we will NOT be making those forums public, so please feel free to start fresh discussions in the public forum as needed.

We will be making the final SDK and tools for webOS 3.0 available as the public tool set; it probably won't happen today, but as of now, I'm going to stop adding people into early access and you can expect to see the software soon.


Get ready for a torrent (in the metaphorical sense, that is!) of information on webOS 3.0 app goodies, and watch for launch day reviews of many of them right here at PreCentral.