Palm, Inc. has just unveiled the Palm Developer Network (PDN), which was created to help developers create software and accessories for Palm’s products.
This is first formal developer program to include both Palm OS and Microsoft Windows Mobile Pocket PC developers.
PDN is replacing Palm’s previous developer program, PluggedIn. New services will include a support library to answer developer questions, and a “Designed For Palm Products” compatibility test and logo program.
Additional developer services will be available for members of Palm’s Select Developer Program — an invite-only group of top developers.
Some, but not all, of the PDN services are available now. The rest will be phased in before the end of this year.
“Third-party mobile solutions are a critical element of the Palm Experience,” said Mike Rank, director of developer relations for Palm, Inc. “Palm is committed to helping our developers grow their businesses and be successful in the competitive marketplace.”
All PluggedIn developers have been automatically enrolled in PDN as part of the program launch.
To learn more about the new Palm Developer Network, visit Palm’s web site.