It's no secret that Palm's been taking it niiiice 'n slow with their app strategy, whatever it is. Here's their next baby step: Ares, a browser-based, drag-and-drop development toolkit for making simple apps. It's a marginally good idea!
WebOS 1.2(.1) is here, and yes: It broke homebrew. Amazingly, it only took devs about two days to bounce back. Here's how to bring hundreds of free apps, tweaks and themes to your Pre, without flashing your firmware.
A June 29 job listing indicates that Palm plans to eventually rectify the Pre's lack of gaming of powah—they're looking for someone to "design, implement, debug, and optimize frameworks for game development" who has "knowledge of 3D graphics, including hardware graphics pipelines and programmable shaders."
One of the biggest gripes people have with Palm's Mojo SDK is that it won't give developers full access to the OS, potentially curtailing 3D gaming. Now, with WebOS leaked and dissected, homebrewers are picking up the slack.