Six Figure Award for Favorite Palm Apps

Feb 04, 2010

Palm hits the gas pedal: with a six-figure monetary award for the most downloaded webOS applications the California company wants to heat up the app development market.

Downloads between February 1 and May 31, 2010 that generate the most revenue from the apps catalog will pay great rewards to the developers thereof. The Palm "Hot Apps Program" will honor the top free and and paid webOS apps alike. Each of the two developers for the most downloaded free and paid apps will get a $100,000 award. The next 20 apps in each category will get $10,000 each and the next 200 will get $1,000 each.

If you don't yet have an app developed in webOS yet, there's no sweat, Palm provides plenty of guidance. Beginning of January Palm instituted its Developer Program and the new award initiative is a certain motivation. Just last October Palm responded to criticism that its App Catalog had too many distribution restrictions. Shortly thereafter the company, founded in 1996 and having released the Palm Pre with the Linux-based webOS to market in early 2009, began a staffing initiative in earnest.

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