New Website Serves Palm OS Developers

Developers' Nation Launches Site to Support Developer Community



Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from Developers' Nation

    SAN MATEO, Calif., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Developers' Nation
 (www.devnation.net) announced today it has launched its new web site for
 Palm OS developers.  The new site will serve as a comprehensive online
 community and technical resource provider for those developing applications
 for Palm Powered devices.  Developers' Nation will promote more effective and
 efficient code development by initially providing technical support services
 with a guaranteed response time and access to a searchable Knowledge Base of
 technical information.  The Knowledge Base is derived from Palm's own
 proprietary technical archive.  The Developers' Nation site will also offer
 discussion forums, chat rooms and hosted on-line events allowing developers
 the chance to interact and exchange information with other community members.
 Additional services, including technical conferences and seminars, Palm OS
 training, and Quality Assurance product certification will be available later
 in the year.
     "Even in a down market, Palm continues to attract several thousand new
 registered developers each month," said Andrew Eisenberg, CEO of Developers'
 Nation.  "This continued growth is a testament to the strength of the Palm
 operating system and the widespread belief that handheld devices are the
 future of computing.  Palm OS developers need effective resources to succeed
 in today's environment and Developers' Nation is here to provide them."
     Many of these developers are creating applications that will set the
 standard for the future of handheld computing.  Providing resources for them
 will be a key factor in the growth of the entire high tech sector of the
 economy. Through its strategic relationship with Palm, Developers' Nation has
 been able to secure the rights to offer one to one technical support for
 developers and publish, host and maintain Palm's internal technical
 library -- a first for a third-party company.
     Palm has provided Developers' Nation's engineers with extensive training
 in Palm OS technical support.  In addition to the 4500+ FAQs found in the
 knowledge base today, answers to questions that DN gathers and verifies, once
 cleansed of any proprietary information, will be fed back into the knowledge
 base, making it continually self-renewing.  DN will also be launching a series
 of technical seminars in June and a software Quality Assurance program later
 in the year.
     "We look to Developers' Nation to become a very important service to
 Palm OS developers," said Gabriel Acosta-Lopez, senior director of Platform
 Development Services at Palm, Inc.  "As a site dedicated to providing quick
 answers to the tough questions that inevitably come up when creating new
 applications, we expect DN to become a valuable resource to us and to the
 entire Palm OS community.  We are pleased to see Developers' Nation officially
 launch and look forward to a mutually beneficial relationship with them."
     Developers' Nation's seed capital was provided by Palm, Inc.  In addition,
 several of the industries notable companies provided early sponsorship funds
 to help launch the company.  "We've always tried to provide necessary
 resources and support for those creating and selling software in the Palm
 economy," said Randy Eisenman, CEO of Handango, one of Developers' Nation's
 Founding sponsors.  "We have no doubt that Developers Nation will be an
 essential element in the continued growth and maturation of the industry.
 We're please to have been integral part of their development," continued
 Eisenman.
 
     About Developers' Nation
     Developers' Nation, as a community resource, provides a comprehensive
 online technical resource for the Palm developer community.  The site offers
 developers easy access to the most extensive technical knowledge base
 answering the vast majority of development questions regarding Palm
 applications.  The site, which includes Palm as a sponsor, as well as
 Handango, Firepad, and Independent Professional Services, was developed by
 Andrew Eisenberg, the publisher of Handheld Computing, the nation's leading
 magazine for consumers of Palm Powered(TM) handhelds and Palm accessories.
 The Developers' Nation site is www.devnation.net.
     NOTE:  Palm OS is a registered trademark and Palm is a trademark of
 Palm, Inc. or its subsidiaries. All other trademarks are the property of their
 owners.
 
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SOURCE Developers' Nation
    SAN MATEO, Calif., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Developers' Nation
 (www.devnation.net) announced today it has launched its new web site for
 Palm OS developers.  The new site will serve as a comprehensive online
 community and technical resource provider for those developing applications
 for Palm Powered devices.  Developers' Nation will promote more effective and
 efficient code development by initially providing technical support services
 with a guaranteed response time and access to a searchable Knowledge Base of
 technical information.  The Knowledge Base is derived from Palm's own
 proprietary technical archive.  The Developers' Nation site will also offer
 discussion forums, chat rooms and hosted on-line events allowing developers
 the chance to interact and exchange information with other community members.
 Additional services, including technical conferences and seminars, Palm OS
 training, and Quality Assurance product certification will be available later
 in the year.
     "Even in a down market, Palm continues to attract several thousand new
 registered developers each month," said Andrew Eisenberg, CEO of Developers'
 Nation.  "This continued growth is a testament to the strength of the Palm
 operating system and the widespread belief that handheld devices are the
 future of computing.  Palm OS developers need effective resources to succeed
 in today's environment and Developers' Nation is here to provide them."
     Many of these developers are creating applications that will set the
 standard for the future of handheld computing.  Providing resources for them
 will be a key factor in the growth of the entire high tech sector of the
 economy. Through its strategic relationship with Palm, Developers' Nation has
 been able to secure the rights to offer one to one technical support for
 developers and publish, host and maintain Palm's internal technical
 library -- a first for a third-party company.
     Palm has provided Developers' Nation's engineers with extensive training
 in Palm OS technical support.  In addition to the 4500+ FAQs found in the
 knowledge base today, answers to questions that DN gathers and verifies, once
 cleansed of any proprietary information, will be fed back into the knowledge
 base, making it continually self-renewing.  DN will also be launching a series
 of technical seminars in June and a software Quality Assurance program later
 in the year.
     "We look to Developers' Nation to become a very important service to
 Palm OS developers," said Gabriel Acosta-Lopez, senior director of Platform
 Development Services at Palm, Inc.  "As a site dedicated to providing quick
 answers to the tough questions that inevitably come up when creating new
 applications, we expect DN to become a valuable resource to us and to the
 entire Palm OS community.  We are pleased to see Developers' Nation officially
 launch and look forward to a mutually beneficial relationship with them."
     Developers' Nation's seed capital was provided by Palm, Inc.  In addition,
 several of the industries notable companies provided early sponsorship funds
 to help launch the company.  "We've always tried to provide necessary
 resources and support for those creating and selling software in the Palm
 economy," said Randy Eisenman, CEO of Handango, one of Developers' Nation's
 Founding sponsors.  "We have no doubt that Developers Nation will be an
 essential element in the continued growth and maturation of the industry.
 We're please to have been integral part of their development," continued
 Eisenman.
 
     About Developers' Nation
     Developers' Nation, as a community resource, provides a comprehensive
 online technical resource for the Palm developer community.  The site offers
 developers easy access to the most extensive technical knowledge base
 answering the vast majority of development questions regarding Palm
 applications.  The site, which includes Palm as a sponsor, as well as
 Handango, Firepad, and Independent Professional Services, was developed by
 Andrew Eisenberg, the publisher of Handheld Computing, the nation's leading
 magazine for consumers of Palm Powered(TM) handhelds and Palm accessories.
 The Developers' Nation site is www.devnation.net.
     NOTE:  Palm OS is a registered trademark and Palm is a trademark of
 Palm, Inc. or its subsidiaries. All other trademarks are the property of their
 owners.
 
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