Monday, 11 June 2012

Great article about Palm's WebOS history

Last weekend I finally had the time to read this great article about history of Palm Pre and WebOS. Chris Ziegler did absolutely fantastic job putting it all together. I've been using couple of Palm devices since late 90's and there is now doubt modern mobile operating systems are inspired by this company's pioneer work. WebOS is technically dead but parts of it and ideas still live in Android (with little help from Matias Duarte) as well as iOS to this day.

I strongly recommend reading this article to anyone interested in mobile development. It's filled with a lot of surprising stories and insider info from Palm employees. And also great reminder of how fast things can change in the tech industry nowadays. Definitely not TL;DR!

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