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Palm's In-Browser App Factory Is Open For Business

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The Ares pitch: a stupid-simple way for developers to crank out webOS apps for the Pre and the Pixi, without ever leaving their browsers. It looks like a clever concept; we'll have to see if it actually works. UPDATED

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It works! I've never designed an app in my life, but that didn't stop me from creating a masterpiece in, like, four minutes.

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As far as I can tell this is something like a full development SDK, insofar as the regular MojoSDK can be considered a full developement SDK. That is to say, while anyone with any development experience will have no problem creating apps with it—in fact, a layperson with a few spare afternoons could probably make something—they're still going to be of the same web-app-like caliber we've gotten used to in the App Catalog. Games, modal UIs, and a lot of the advanced features that make Android and iPhone apps shine are a little beyond Ares' reach, I think. Still, pretty cool stuff. [Palm]

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I think the benifit is once someone plays with this might want to go deeper and make something more complex. Most people learn BASIC long before they program in more complex languages. Bring on the apps! I hope they have something great for CES (Pre2, Post, whatever)