As you might have already heard, HP just shut down the App Catalogue.
While Preware was once the little brother beside the big official App Catalogue, it’s now the best way to install new apps and updates on our beloved webOS devices. To help maintain this ecosystem, pivotCE is proud to present a second service after our heavily used HP Takeout: Preware Catalog Search!
When I came to webOS in 2012 one of my first projects was to build a little website that used a Google CSE, enabling visitors to find webOS Apps. You can still access that nice collection of obviously now dead links under appcat.tk.
So what is the Preware Catalog? It’s is a webpage where you can search for and find information from all apps available in Preware. Search via author, feed or category. You can also like and share apps. The features are likely to increase with your feedback and ideas!
You can access it by heading to preware.pivotce.com
How this works: Just like Preware I download all the feeds and put them into a searchable database. To avoid heavy load on the servers of feed providers, the index is renewed once a day, so it could take few hours for your app to appear.
It was fun to create, we hope it’s fun to use. Feedback, ideas or problems are highly appreciated so add them here!