OK this is cool. I just got notification that Palm Ares has entered public beta. This is certainly a geeks only thing. Ares is Palms WebOS development environment that runs in your web browser. Think of it as Eclipse, Visual Studio, or Xcode in the web browser and you’ll have a decent idea of what Ares is.
This means WebOS developers can not write software for Palm’s new phones without having to actually install anything on their computer. I’ve only played with it for a short while so far but will admit it’s pretty cool. Of course I’m still a fan of having my stuff on my computer with my tools so if I don’t have an Internet connection I can still work. But if you’re into this whole cloud computing thing and want to write WebOS projects this could be for you.