Handspring, Inc. has introduced a new developer program designed to fuel development of wireless, business and consumer applications for its award-winning line of Treo communicators. The program will give Treo solution developers start-to-finish technical and marketing support for getting solutions quickly developed and delivered to customers worldwide.
Through its free Treo developer solutions program, Handspring is supporting application development in three categories: horizontal business solutions such as email and VPN clients; vertical solutions such as those used in health care, legal, finance and real estate markets; and consumer solutions focusing on applications such as media players, instant messaging and games.
Registered Treo solution developers will have access to technical notes, training, online Treo developer forums, and various other technical, marketing and partner resources. The company has assembled a new team of product marketing and technical support experts to drive the program under the leadership of Calin Pacurariu, Handspring's director of developer solutions.
"Platform-based smartphones like Treo represent one of the greatest development opportunities in the industry today," said Pacurariu. "Our new program opens the door for developers to get in on the ground floor of this opportunity. More than ever, developers now are playing an important role in the growth of this category—our goal is to help these companies and solutions succeed."
Handspring will host a special developer reception at the 3GSM World Congress in Cannes, France on Thursday, February 20th, at 6:00 pm. Handspring Vice President of Marketing Joe Sipher, PalmSource President and CEO David Nagel, and members of their developer support teams will be on hand to discuss solutions development for Treo and the world-leading Palm OS, and discuss opportunities for delivering Treo solutions to customers worldwide.