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Palm App Catalog nears 1,000 apps

updated 09:10 am EST, Thu December 31, 2009

Palm apps slowly catch up to rivals

Owners of the Palm Pre and Pixi discovered on Thursday that the Palm App Catalog is nearing the 1,000 app mark. As of the morning, the portal had 946 titles and is likely to cross 1,000 by or shortly after the smartphone creator's CES keynote. Some apps may also be unlisted as some apps are device-specific and may only work for the Pre or Pixi.

The achievement pales in comparison to those for other mobile app stores but is a significant leap from the roughly 30 apps that were available when the Pre and the App Catalog launched together in early June. In comparison, Google has touted over 16,000 Android apps while Apple counts over 100,000 iPhone apps and unofficially is reported as having as many as 140,000.

Development for Palm's webOS has been slow to start both because of severely limited access to the necessary Mojo SDK until the summer as well as the platform's dependence on web-related code and a lack of native support. The company is poised to reverse this last limit to some degree as the company has added OpenGL extensions in webOS and may support hardware-accelerated 3D apps as early as next week. [via MyPre]



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  1. climacs

    Mac Enthusiast

    Joined: Sep 2001

    +1

    1000

    just a rounding error

  1. iphonerulez

    Dedicated MacNNer

    Joined: Nov 2008

    -1

    Look out Apple...

    we have you in our sights... and we're coming after you.

    When the Pre was first announced supposedly there was some Palm OS emulator for it that was able to run 30,000 older Palm programs. Palm should just add the 1,000 to those 30,000 to make it seem that much more impressive. From what I've heard from Palm fanbois is that those older programs were about as good as anything the iPhone had to offer.

    1,000 programs is still decent as long as the applications are useful. I doubt if Palm will ever be able to have the quantity of apps the iPhone has no matter how long the platform is around. It really shouldn't matter anyway.

  1. Fast iBook

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Mar 2003

    +1

    OpenGL...

    Something app store apps have had use of since native development..........

    - A

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