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HP Touchpad apps

Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 4:11 am
by robertswanson
Are there any plans to convert the current LDS WebOS APP library into a Touchpad compatible mode? I know it will work with a very small screen in the current mode, but it is too small to be useful. Thank you in advance for any assistance.

Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 5:44 am
by johnshaw
I would think that after this week's announcement by HP that they were no longer actively developing WebOS, that this is not something that should be pursued.

Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 12:24 pm
by ryan.haver
I'm afraid you're wrong about them not actively developing WebOS. They have dropped their hardware side, but will continue to advance the Operating System. They have been in talks with third party manufactures for some time. HP's head of webOS global business had this to say on the matter: "It doesn't mean -- in any way, shape or form, at all -- that we are abandoning webOS." They are just getting out of the hardware side of the business because the profit margins are so low. I'm sure there are many people who would love to see the Advancement of the "LDS Mobile Apps" onto the webOS Tablet form factor.

I wish I had the know how to help development on the webOS side of things. I'm sure that webOS will eventually pickup little by little, but I'm afraid it will never get as far as iOS and Android OS. Hopefully with some luck we can find some awesome developer who has the free time to help out on the webOS side of things.

Thanks in advance to whoever continues development on webOS LDS Apps.

Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 5:47 am
by robertswanson
With the blow out sales yesterday, the Touchpad is everywhere & thirsty for apps. Just look at Ebay today or the latest news of $99 and $149 sales respectively for the Touchpad. The quicker we get something out the better before the rest. There are several popular apps coming soon in WebOS due to this unexpected turn of events.

Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:55 am
by russellhltn
It really depends on what the volunteer developers want to do. Perhaps they now have tablets to develop on. Or they may decide it's time to move on to another ecosystem.

Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:58 am
by fepatton
Hear, hear! We've been seeing a bunch of new developers coming into the webOS developer forums this weekend. Please see my earlier post about the possibility of doing a quick conversion of the Gospel Library to TouchPad compatibility. As I noted before, I'm unable to help with coding for the time being, but am glad to offer technical advice if I can.

Fred

Fred Patton
Editor-in-Chief, HP webOS Developer Center

Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 12:33 pm
by danpass
robertswanson wrote:Are there any plans to convert the current LDS WebOS APP library into a Touchpad compatible mode? I know it will work with a very small screen in the current mode, but it is too small to be useful. Thank you in advance for any assistance.


Yes, indeed! Both Gospel Library and LDS Tools have been adapted to work on phones as well TouchPads, and use the full screen on the TouchPad. They are currently being tested, in preparation for submission to the App Catalog.

Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:28 pm
by 92slammer
i would love to test it for yall

Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:43 pm
by fepatton
Fantastic! Can't wait to see them.

Fred

Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:43 pm
by nishijb
danpass wrote:Yes, indeed! Both Gospel Library and LDS Tools have been adapted to work on phones as well TouchPads, and use the full screen on the TouchPad. They are currently being tested, in preparation for submission to the App Catalog.


I have been enjoying the gospel library on my ipad2 but just got in on the touchpad fire sale and am looking forward to the full screen app. If you need a beta tester let me know.