A Portal for Palm People

A new resource for the Palm OS developer community will debut this week.

Developer’s Nation.net will launch a portal Tuesday, located at
http://www.devnation.net, designed to provide Palm OS developers with access
to an extensive technical database.

“Our first thrust is to provide easy access to technical support that
will give developers fast answers,” said Andrew Eisenberg, CEO of
Developer’s Nation. “The site will contain Palm’s vast resevoir of FAQs as
well as the only online library based on Palm’s technical database. The site
will assist developers in resolving problems. For instance, if a developer
hits a wall in writing a code, he can get resolution through our site.”

The portal addresses an audience that reaches far and wide, he added.
“Currently, there are an estimated 125,000 Palm developers worldwide, with
more than 2,000 new programmers joining the ranks each week,” he said. “We
expect to have 50,000 members by the end of our first year.”

Following the site’s launch, a range of technical services and support
will be added, including seminars, job postings and recruitment, message
boards and chat rooms, and the publishing of white papers on OS issues. “The
technical library will grow quickly as more developers use the site and
their knowledge base is captured and cleansed of any proprietary information
and added to the site,” Eisenberg said.

The service will be subscriber based. “Membership will cost $100
annually, which includes access to our database. There will be an additional
charge for the resolution of specific incidents,” Eisenberg said.

The site is backed by Palm as well as Handango, Firepad and Independent
Professional Services.

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