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Palm Begins Paid App Catalog Submissions

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WebOS app developers who don't wish to remain homeless their entire lives, listen up!

Palm has finally announced that starting today developers who wish to charge for their Palm webOS applications can begin submitting them for consideration in the Palm App Catalog e-commerce beta programme. This will begin in mid-September.

Palm sweetens things further by emphasizing both free and paid submissions will be featured in the Palm Catalog ahead of the next wave. They will also "be among the first to be paid for purchases of their Palm webOS applications."

"We're rolling out the submission process and e-commerce capabilities of the Palm App Catalog with careful consideration for both the developer and customer," said Palm product marketing senior VP Katie Mitic. "We want every part of the Palm webOS experience to be the best, and a strong e-commerce model is key to a thriving developer community, great apps and an excellent customer experience."

Well, err… yeah, that's the idea.

A quick refresh: developers get a 70/30 split of gross revenues, purchases are made via Visa and MasterCard. Further details will be "provided in the coming weeks. Palm expects to launch the full developer program in the United States this fall."

That's your lot. Time to get creative…

Link:
Palm Developer Blog

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