The new Web OS represents Palm’s bid to retake the huge chunk of the smartphone market that it has lost to the likes of Nokia, RIM (BlackBerry), and the iPhone over the years. Together with the newly announced Palm Pre smartphone, the Web OS offers a slick, gesture-based UI that’s at once intuitive and incredibly powerful.
Palm’s apparent aim with the Mojo Application Framework is to leverage the familiarity of web-development tools to create a diverse range of Web OS applications. Mojo allows developers to make use of devices services like mail, contacts, calendars, and finger gestures to create powerful applications using a familiar web-language. We’re looking to Palm to do big things in 2009!
Find out more about the Palm Mojo Application Framework here.