From WebOS Internals
todo: talk about the app framework!
Applications that come bundled on the device are located here.
root@castle:/usr/palm/applications# ls -lah drwxr-xr-x 44 root root 4.0k May 22 13:10 . drwxr-xr-x 8 root root 4.0k May 22 14:37 .. drwxr-xr-x 6 root root 4.0k Dec 31 1999 com.handson.app.nascar drwxr-xr-x 6 root root 4.0k Dec 31 1999 com.mobitv.app.sprinttv --More-- root@castle:/usr/palm/applications#
Where as downloaded applications from the Palm app store are here.
root@castle:/var/usr/palm/applications# ls -lah drwxr-xr-x 11 root root 4.0k Jun 10 20:05 . drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4.0k May 29 14:48 .. drwxr-xr-x 7 root root 4.0k Jun 6 19:53 com.accuweather.palm drwxr-xr-x 6 root root 4.0k Jun 6 13:12 com.flixster.app.movies drwxr-xr-x 8 root root 4.0k Jun 8 14:34 com.lumoslabs.speed-brain drwxr-xr-x 6 root root 4.0k Jun 10 20:05 com.motionapps.app.classic drwxr-xr-x 5 root root 4.0k Jun 6 11:49 com.palm.pandora --More-- root@castle:/var/usr/palm/applications#
The applications use a standard MVC (Model, View, Controller) format.
//TODO : Use an existing application to explain framework
//Setup the adapter sampleAdapterApp = document.createElement('object'); sampleAdapterApp.type = 'application/x-motionapps-partsadapter'; sampleAdapterApp.width = 320; sampleAdapterApp.height = 320;
In the browser.conf file, it points to a directory for these plugins. No other specification was found, so it is assumed that if you drop the plugin into the aforementioned directory, it will be referenced automatically.