pre|central.net has posted their picks for Best Apps of 2009, and they’ve picked both of the apps we developed internally as must-have apps in their categories, with Tweed at the top of the list in the Social Networking category, and Scoop being edged out by The New York Times in the News category. (We will concede that they have a little more experience in the News world than we do. ;-) The AP Mobile app also gets a shout out in the News Category, which some of you know is another app we developed, in this case on behalf of a client.
Thanks to the pre|central folks for picking our apps, and to all our users for installing those apps, and for all your feedback.
As we’ve been working on applications for the Palm Pre, lots of people have been asking us a lot of questions, most of which we couldn’t really answer yet.
One of the big areas people asked about was what the phone was like. And we just weren’t allowed to say that much to date. But with the launch only two days away, the press has been given a look at the phone, and the response has been overwhelming. And I’m not talking about the Palm trade press, but folks who have been pretty hard to impress, including some big fans of Apple products for years, people like David Pogue, and Walter Mossberg.
So I thought I’d share with you some of the recent articles:
We’re excited to see such leading journalists in the tech space share our enthusiasm for this great new platform. We’re ready to build more great apps for the platform, too, so if you’re interested in how we can help, give us a shout.
I had a great conversation with Darryl Taft at eWeek last Friday about our experience developing for webOS. Much of of our conversation is in his article: Why Some Developers Think the Palm Pre Could Upstage the iPhone.
Tim Carroll at Palm Infocenter recently spoke with Chris Sepulveda, our VP of Business Development, to ask some questions about the developer experience working with Palm’s new platform.
The interview (http://www.palminfocenter.com/news/9688/webos-developer-interview-with-pivotal-labs/) provides some early glimpses of the new platform, and puts it into context in the wider mobile space.