Palm’s WebOS mobile operating system has gotten a lot of attention for its slick, card-based user interface. But the platform trails behind other mobile OSes in terms of third party app development. Palm is hoping to change that, and today the company launched a public beta of a WebOS Plug-in Development Kit, or PDK. The kit will allow developers to create plug-ins using C or C++.

The PDK will let thid party developers tap into the 3D graphics capabilities of WebOS devices like the Palm Pre and Pixei. And that means we could see developers port existing iPhone and Android games to the WebOS platform — or create new titles for WebOS.

Some of the games Palm is already showing off include NFL 2010, Need for Speed Undercover, the Sims 3, and Assassin’s Creed – Altaïr’s Chronicles.

via CNET

Brad Linder

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2 replies on “Palm launches WebOS plug-in development kit – could lead to better games”

  1. I like Palm and this will give me (and others hopefully) a reason to get a Palm Pre or Pixi.

    It would be nice if Palm developed the Folio into a netbook that runs WebOS and/or a tablet pc that runs WebOS so it could use the apps for the WebOS based phones.

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