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Palm OS Programming, 2nd Edition by Neil Rhodes, Julie McKeehan

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The Official Palm Developer Site

Palm’s official Palm OS developer site is http://www.palmos.com/dev.

This is the place you should go to check for the most recent versions of the SDK, CDK, and information on updates to the operating system. There are also a lot of other resources at this site—everything from white papers on various topics to Palm’s FAQ for developers.

Getting Your Application Creator ID

Palm’s developer site is also where you go to register your application and obtain your application’s unique creator ID. A creator ID is a four-ASCII-character ID that each application needs to distinguish itself from all other applications. This is an essential part of application development and you shouldn’t leave it until the last minute.

Knowledge Base

Palm’s developer site has a knowledge base containing a collection of articles, documentation, and sample code. A query engine allows easy search of the collection.

Resource Pavilion

The Resource Pavilion is a private area for members of the Palm Alliance program. It contains technical and marketing information, prerelease development tools, a hardware purchase discount program, and other opportunities available to program members. This is also where you can download ROM files.

There’s no charge to become a member of the Palm Alliance program and you can apply online.

Palm-Powered Compatible Solution

You can have your application tested to be eligible for a special logo (Palm’s way of notifying a consumer that an application has ...

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