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App Catalog now allows developers to support multiple app versions, includes VAT
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by Derek Kessler
Jun 05, 2012
Attention webOS developers, HP's making more changes to satisfy your needs (of the app development type, naturally). There are two changes to how things are going to operate with the App Catalog...
App Giveaway: 50 copies of SimpleClock
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by Derek Kessler
Jun 04, 2012
Exhibition is a pretty snazzy feature for Touchstone-owning webOS device owners, but if you were ask us we'd tell you it's one of the more underappreciated features (with Synergy Connectors...
That 'QuickOffice Beta' update? Don't download it.
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by Derek Kessler
Jun 03, 2012
Way back in October of 2010 we finally got confirmation from HP of the next generation of document handling and editing for webOS: QuickOffice would be shipping with webOS 2.0 in place of Documents...
Analyst downgrades HP over mobile concerns
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by Derek Kessler
Jun 03, 2012
Shares of HP were down more than 6% on Friday on a day where the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 2.2%. With no real news to speak of out of Palo Alto, what drove the drop? It was a downgrade...
Former HP CEO Leo Apotheker joins board of French IT company Steria
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by Derek Kessler
Jun 01, 2012
Sometimes we're privileged to watch somebody go down in flames. If you're watching from the outside, it can be pretty amusing. If you've got chips in the game, it's galling and...
AIOSettings homebrews together a unified System Preferences app for TouchPad
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by Derek Kessler
Jun 01, 2012
We wrote about it in a webOS Wish List entry a few months back, and today it's reality. Thanks to homebrew developer Garrett92C, the unified System Preferences app finally exists for TouchPad...
Former HP CTO Phil McKinney taking over CableLabs as the President and CEO
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by Derek Kessler
May 31, 2012
At HP, Phil McKinney served as the Chief Technology Officer and was responsible for driving innovation across the company's product platform. As such, he was a pretty big fan and supporter of...
App Giveaway: 50 copies of ToodleTasks Phone Edition
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by Derek Kessler
May 31, 2012
Earlier this month we brought the glorious news that the ToodleDo task manager client ToodleTasks had been brought down from the TouchPad's big screen to our more pocketable webOS smartphones....
Phoenix looking to rise from the ashes of webOS
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by Derek Kessler
May 30, 2012
We've said it many times over the past six months since HP announced their intentions to open source webOS: open source is not a plan. Once the software is out there… then what? It's...
HP's Bill Veghte bumped to COO, holds on to CSO role
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by Derek Kessler
May 30, 2012
Four months ago, HP's Executive Vice President of Software took on a new role at the Silicon Valley giant: Chief Strategy Officer. That man was Bill Veghte, and today he's taking another...
Mobile Nations 16: People who do things
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by Derek Kessler
May 30, 2012
Kevin from CrackBerry.com, Phil from Android Central, Derek from webOS Nation, Daniel from WPCentral, Gary from Mobile Nations, and Rene from iMore talk iPhone 5 and iOS 6, BlackBerry 10, Samsung...
Matt McNulty at Think Beyond
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by Derek Kessler
May 29, 2012
As I said in the last "editor's desk" post, HP seems to be suffering a serious problem with talent retention in the webOS department (though we wouldn't be surprised if that's...
McGrath issues progress update for Open webOS
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by Derek Kessler
May 29, 2012
Current interim head of webOS developer relations Enda McGrath today posted a progress update for webOS' journey to open source. If you've looked at the roadmap first issued back in January...
From the Editor's Desk: Enyo departures and Memorial Day
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by Derek Kessler
May 28, 2012
If you've been visiting webOS Nation over the past two weeks, hanging out on Twitter, or even sending me emails, you may have noticed a distinct lack of my presence. No, I have not nor am I...
Read This: Infighting, dysfunction, and the revolving CEO door; Fortune examines
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by Derek Kessler
May 08, 2012
By now you know how we feel about former HP CEO Léo Apotheker and his reign. Many of the major players in the tech industry - Apple, Google, Microsoft - have charismatic CEOs that act as the...
App Giveaway: 50 copies of Pixelism
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by Derek Kessler
May 08, 2012
There are numerous ways to fool around and make art with your TouchPad. One of those ways is a fun app by Phantom App named Pixelism. As you might gather from the name, Pixelism is pixel art of...
Fred Patton
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by Derek Kessler
May 04, 2012
He hadn't held the job for very long, but today HP has told us that veteran Palm employee and webOS Developer Relations head Fred Patton is departing the company for the ever vague "...
ToodleTasks hops, skips, and jumps onto webOS smartphones and Android
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by Derek Kessler
May 03, 2012
The joy of the Enyo application framework is that apps can be easily built not only to work on webOS smartphones and tablets, but across platforms. We've seen plenty of apps take advantage of...
WP Central
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by Derek Kessler
May 03, 2012
What do you get when you mix together a 4.8" 720P AMOLED screen, 8 megapixel camera, quad-core processor, a 2100mAh battery, a smooth riverstone-inspired shape, and a wireless charging system?...
Dock goes in reverse, brings an Exhibition Enyo app to webOS third, not first
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by Derek Kessler
May 01, 2012
These are strange times in which we live. One month ago we were watching accomplished webOS app developer Inglorious Apps - the guy who brought us Glimpse - building an Enyo app called Dock to bring...
Wifi Media Sync 3.0 on sale for 60% off this month
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by Derek Kessler
May 01, 2012
Last month we gave away a hundred copies of Wifi Media Sync in conjunction with the app gaining a new Mac client. This month, developer 8-Bit Development has decided to put the flagship app on sale...
BlackBerry 10 borrowing even more from webOS
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by Derek Kessler
May 01, 2012
When you're doing something awesome, people can't help but notice. They might not acknowledge it, but they take note and sometimes they just outright copy it. We saw it before when Research...
App Giveaway: 50 copies of Orthodoxy HD
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by Derek Kessler
Apr 30, 2012
In 1908, G.K. Chesterson published the book Orthodoxy, a study of his own personal journey of how he came to believe in the Christian faith. The book isn't an endorsement of Christianity, but a...
Ares 2 opened up, Enyo 2 updated with improved scrolling and lists
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by Derek Kessler
Apr 27, 2012
With the runway from April showers into May flowers growing short, HP is closing out the week by making good on their April code commitments for webOS. What can you expect to find in HP's...
Mobile Nations 15: BlackBerry 10, HTC One, Lumia 900, new iPad
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by Derek Kessler
Apr 25, 2012
It's been a while since we've had the whole Mobile Nations team together. This time around we talk BlackBerry 10, HTC One, Nokia Lumia 900, the new iPad, something something webOS, and...
OddBlob hits the App Catalog, Astraware sets new goal for Word Games
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by Derek Kessler
Apr 24, 2012
It took a little bit longer than both we and Astraware apparently expected, but the ever-popular game OddBlob has finally hit the HP TouchPad. For the going rate of $1.99, you'll be able to...
App Giveaway: 50 copies of Color Tangle
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by Derek Kessler
Apr 23, 2012
Sometimes the best kind of games are brain teasers. We've all played them, some as simple as rearranging a grid puzzle to make a picture, others more complicated like Sudoku or those darned...
aHomebrewer brings Google Maps back to webOS, makes it so much better than befor
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by Derek Kessler
Apr 20, 2012
webOS launched with Google Maps integration, but after Palm was bought by Microsoft best-buddy HP, they switched over to Redmond's solution of Bing Maps. There are reasons to like Bing Maps -...
Could a Kickstarter campaign raise enough to make new webOS devices?
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by Derek Kessler
Apr 19, 2012
There's been a big question mark hanging over webOS since HP announced their plans to open source the operating system: then what? Come September, assuming HP has met their roadmap obligations,...
Quick-Keys Keyboard brings a rough virtual keyboard for webOS smartphones to the
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by Derek Kessler
Apr 19, 2012
Some things we never thought we'd see. Like Microsoft somewhat getting their act together or Rod Blagojevich kind of sort of admitting his guilt. Or a virtual on-screen keyboard for webOS...