LABS GALLERY: Palm's Mojo WebOS SDK Includes Eclipse Plug-in and Emulator

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LABS GALLERY: Palm's Mojo WebOS SDK Includes Eclipse Plug-in and Emulator

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Adding Plug-ins

The Eclipse IDE includes an easy interface for adding plug-ins. In the case of the Palm WebOS SDK, called Mojo, you start by adding the palm.com address and follow the wizard's steps for including the plug-in.

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Mojo Application

After the plug-in is installed, you can create a new WebOS application by choosing Mojo Application in the New Project wizard.

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App Info

The Mojo Application wizard then opens, asking you to fill in information about the new application, including name, title, vendor, ID and version.

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Making a Scene

The plug-in also includes a wizard for adding a new scene, which is essentially a combination of HTML and a JavaScript file.

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VirtualBox

The new Palm emulator runs in the VirtualBox software from Sun.

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Palm Pre Look-Alike

The new Palm emulator looks just like the Palm Pre's actual screen, except it runs on your desktop.

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Sample App

This is a sample application that ships with the SDK. I built it in Eclipse and ran it in the Emulator. It demonstrates various widgets that are available to WebOS applications.

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