PalmSource Announces the ACCESS Developer Network
ACCESS and its wholly owned subsidiary, PalmSource, today announced the ACCESS Developer Network, a new online resource designed to accelerate the creation, distribution and usage of mobile Linux applications for devices based on the ACCESS Linux Platform (ALP).
The goal of the ACCESS Developer Network is to help Linux application developers "go mobile" and provide companies seeking to tap into the rapidly growing worldwide mobile Linux applications market with exclusive access to in-depth technical information and enhanced business development support.
The projected growth in this market is expected to spur the expansion of the mobile Linux ecosystem by attracting new developers interested in creating applications for Linux-based mobile devices, including those based on ALP.
The new ACCESS Developer Network is expected to extend the thriving PalmSource developer community by providing comprehensive developer support & services for ACCESS' next generation mobile Linux platform, ALP. The ADN will provide extensive technical and business information on mobile Linux application development to new Linux developers and more than 420,000 existing registered members of the Palm OS Developer Program, one of the world's largest dedicated mobile application developer communities.
Building a Mobile Linux Ecosystem - Much like PalmSource gave rise to the Palm Powered Economy, ACCESS and PalmSource are focused on enriching the broader Mobile Linux Ecosystem. ACCESS and PalmSource, through the ACCESS Developer Network, will work closely with developers to optimize their mobile applications to run on the ALP platform.
"PalmSource has a great history building a successful developer ecosystem and supporting mobile developers. The ACCESS Developer Network will further enhance the developer offering and be focused on building and growing a robust mobile Linux ecosystem benefiting developers, operators and handset manufacturers while providing end users an extensive catalog of market ready applications- right out of the gate," said Larry Berkin, senior director developer ecosystem & technology acquisition, PalmSource, Inc., an ACCESS Company.
"As the stewards of Palm OS, we have included in ALP a compatibility engine (GHost) that provides forward compatibility for the 25,000 strong Palm OS application titles base - one of the largest in the mobile content & services market," continued Berkin.
About the ACCESS Developer Network (ADN)
As ACCESS and PalmSource's global developer program for Palm OS and ALP, the ADN connects developers to tools, technical information, support, and distribution channels they can use to build and market applications around the globe. From offices in the U.S., Europe, Japan and China, ADN provides technical and business development support to mobile developers, handset manufacturers and operators to assist them in achieving their goal of successfully launching mobile applications and services for Palm OS and ALP to consumers and enterprises.
The ACCESS Developer Network is expected to launch to the public later in 2006, but developers can register now to be notified when the ADN is launched. Further information on developer tools, resources and technical documentation will be made available through the ACCESS Developer Network.
Developers wishing to learn more about ADN and ALP can also visit ACCESS and PalmSource executives at Booth #502 and attend PalmSource Developer Day (Wednesday, August 16th, Moscone Center) during LinuxWorld.
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