PalmSource recently sent out an email to its developer partners covering GTK, the new Palm OS application framework. The tutorial that they sent out is available here:
However, I still didnt start porting BinaryClock and AutoSync to ALP, and dont plan to do so in the next few months for a simple reason: it isn’t clear yet what ALP will really be. Will it be a smartphone OS? Will it be a PDA OS? Will it even make it to the US? Questions over questions, and if you add in the constant rumors about how Palm is planning to create its own new “Palm OS”, nobody can really say anything about ALP yet.
Many developers ported their apps to Palm OS Cobalt and paid a dear price for it-the 10 Palm OS 6 powered phones sold at a Palm DevCon for sure don’t create enough revenues to finance the huge costs for the port.
OK, but won’t I loose cash by not porting? The answer is simple, nope. Both ALP and Palms rumoured OS are said to be fully compatible with “wellbehaved” Palm OS Garnet apps. So, users of phones/PDA’s with the new operating systems can continue to use their existing Palm OS 5 applications while developers slowly but surely create their ports.
Are you preparing for a port?