First Palm-Branded Cloud Service

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2009-04-01 Print this article Print


Palm also announced that it would deploy its first Palm-branded cloud service. The new cloud services can deliver benefits to the user, such as giving them access to their favorite Web applications, or can be incorporated by developers into their applications to enhance the end-user experience, Palm said.

"The cloud services are focused on developers, but use a lot of the same paradigms as our user-focused programs," Cousineau said.

Moreover, when the Mojo SDK is broadly released later in 2009, it will include a developer-facing offering called the Mojo Messaging Service, an XMPP publish/subscribe service. The Mojo Messaging Service is a standards-based way to exchange information over the Internet. When new information is available, it is "published" to the cloud and all interested parties who are subscribers are notified that new information is available. This will allow developers to push live content to their applications or services. The Mojo Messaging Service initially will have a limited feature set and service level that will evolve over time, Cousineau said.

Cousineau also said MotionApps is creating an emulator application that will allow most Palm OS applications to run on WebOS devices. The application, called "Classic," will be available for purchase when the Palm Pre phone becomes available from Sprint in the first half of 2009. 

Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.

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