Microsoft’s Brandon Watson, the Director of Developer Experience for Windows Phone, gave his support to webOS developers on Friday, offering to console them with anything they need to be successful on Microsoft’s platform. Any developer with a published webOS application is eligible for a free Windows Phone Mango handset, developer tools, training, and more.
HP, of course, sent shockwaves through the tech industry this week with the announcement that it is discontinuing operations for webOS and looking into getting rid of its PC unit. The Palo Alto hardware giant plans to keep the webOS brand, possibly licensing it to other companies like HTC. But developers are understandably worried.
A flood of webOS developers have already taken him up on his offer. The always-helpful Watson has promised to personally respond to each developer because “they deserve it.” Once a connection is established with the developer, they are turned over to one of Microsoft’s regional mobile champs for personal attention.