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    Link: mocoNews - Paid Apps Coming To Palm Pre This Fall -

    Tricia Duryee
    Tuesday, August 18, 2009; 12:00 PM

    Palm (NSDQ: PALM) has been slow to roll-out more applications in the Pre's App Catalog, and now it's announcing a very relaxed schedule for when developers will be able to start selling applications (and not just giving them away for free). Release.

    Developers can start submitting the applications for approval in mid-September through a beta program, and then the full program will launch this fall in the U.S. Palm gave two details about how the program will work: It said developers will receive 70 percent of the revenues, and the remaining chunk will go to Palm; and customers will pay for apps using either a Visa or Mastercard. More details are expected in the coming weeks.

    At last count, the store had more than 30 applications, but that was expected to change since Palm opened up its software development kit to any interested developer back in mid-July. In the first six weeks, 1.8 million applications had been downloaded by users.
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    Little more info:

    Palm launches e-commerce beta for the App Catalog

    by Joshua Topolsky posted Aug 18th 2009 at 9:40AM
    Love the Pre? Love code? Love money? Well it's your lucky day. Palm has just announced that it will begin accepting applications for developers interested in producing for-pay apps for the webOS App Catalog. The company says that requests taken now will make devs eligible for inclusion in the mid-September launch of its e-commerce program. Just like Apple and Google, Palm will be splitting profits of paid apps with developers 70 / 30 (the devs get 70 percent, don't worry), and go figure -- credit cards will be accepted. Of course we're pumped about paying $.99 for a to-do app someday soon, but we're hoping this will also herald in a new age of steady releases for the Catalog, which is still looking frighteningly bare to us. Hey, that's what homebrew is for, right? Full PRPRPR $after$ $the$ $break$.

    Palm to Open E-commerce Beta Program

    for Palm App Catalog

    SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 18, 2009 -- Palm, Inc. (NASDAQ: PALM) announced that starting today developers who wish to charge for their Palm webOS™ applications can begin submitting them for consideration in the PalmŪ App Catalog e-commerce beta program, which will begin in mid-September. Developers selected to participate in the beta program will have the opportunity to have their applications, both free and paid, featured in the Palm App Catalog ahead of the next wave, and to be among the first to be paid for purchases of their Palm webOS applications.

    As part of the App Catalog e-commerce beta program for the Palm Pre™ phone and future Palm webOS devices, developers will receive a 70/30 split (developer/Palm) of gross revenues generated through application sales (less applicable sales taxes). Customers will be able to easily purchase applications using Visa and MasterCard credit cards. Further details about the program and distribution model will be provided in the coming weeks. Palm expects to launch the full developer program in the United States this fall.

    "We're rolling out the submission process and e-commerce capabilities of the Palm App Catalog with careful consideration for both the developer and customer," said Katie Mitic, senior vice president, Product Marketing, Palm, Inc. "We want every part of the Palm webOS experience to be the best, and a strong e-commerce model is key to a thriving developer community, great apps and an excellent customer experience."

    More information about how developers can submit an application for the beta
    e-commerce program, as well as criteria for application acceptance, is available on the Palm Developer Network blog at Palm Developer Network Blog.
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    so they will need to put out an update to accept payments through the app catalog right?

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