On the precentral forums, I noticed a request for someone to make an application. The user, heh1987, was kind enough to give some mock-ups of how they wanted the application to look. The application seemed simple enough so I decided I would use it as a learning experience.
One of the tools that palm has created for developers is Ares. This is a web-based development environment for WebOS. Everything (excluding running the app) is done completely inside of a browser! I wanted to see just how easy or difficult it was as a beginning developer to use Ares to develop one of my first apps.
After struggling with a few of Ares clunky controls (namely the geometry and resize behavior) I started to get the hang of it. after about an hour of playing around, I was able to come up with a demo which matched what heh1987 had requested.
The app is not complete, as it currently does not save any of the information. That is my next step – learning how to save objects into the HTML5 database. Once that is complete, the app will be almost done! I will make a new post here when it is complete showcasing everything the app can do.