Palm believes it has made developing applications for its new Pre smart phone easy enough to attract a broad range of developers, Chief Executive Ed Colligan told MarketWatch in an interview on the sidelines of Mobile World Congress Wednesday.
Colligan said all Web developers would be in a position to build applications for the Pre, which is powered by a new operating system called WebOS. There are about 10 million Web developers worldwide.
In addition, Palm will be able to leverage a community of 30,000 developers who have worked on its previous PalmOS operating system and with whom it has a long-standing relationship.
"We have made it a priority for the new system to as easy as possible to develop for," Colligan said.