The webOS Status Report
Name: webOS Users
Description: Those currently using any form of the webOS platform.
Status: TV users can be guessed from LG sales figures in the millions. It is very difficult to estimate numbers of legacy & open webOS users. HP may know how many profiles are being actively used. From a potential maximum of 500,000, the actual number must be much less. 750+ donated to the ACL Kickstarter. Any information on user numbers will be gratefully received and can be posted on this thread. Some new legacy users are still appearing! Add yourself here. Currently: 335 & counting.
- webOS Systems
Name: webOS (Legacy)
Description: A mobile operating system released by Palm Inc. Later bought by HP, then sold to LG.
Latest Versions: 1.45, 2.24, 3.05.
Status: In use. No further official updates expected. Legacy. The development team was sold to LG and the patents to Qualcomm. HP closed the Palm profile & app catalog servers on the 15th of April, 2015.
Recent: HP is shutting down webOS cloud services — including backups, device set-up, and the App Catalog — on 15 January 2015 | webOS Nation
Over and Out… | pivotCE
Essential patches: webOS Service Pack.
Link: HP WebOS official website
Name: Open webOS
Description: The continuing development of the Open source release of webOS. Sponsor: LG Electronics.
Status: In progress. Available for contributions via github.
Link: Open webOS
Name: WebOS-Ports / LuneOS
Description: Porting Open webOS to existing hardware. Current major target devices: LG Nexus 4, HP TouchPad & Nexus 7.
Version: Coffee Milk, 3rd March 2016.
Status: Development in progress. Development releases are approximately monthly.
Recent: Calling now works.
Name: LG webOS
Description: A version of webOS for smart TVs.
Status: Revealed. webOS TV sets debuted on the 6th of January at CES 2014. webOS will be on about half of all LG TVs, 70% of smart TVs & all Ultra HD 4K models. LG is backing the Enyo project for app development.
Recent: LG will update 2014 sets to LGwebOS 2.0. Upgrade Pack Roll-out from 21st September, 2015
LG Releases Software Development Kit for webOS TVs: LG Developer | webOS TV
Connect SDK released. Allows inter-device communication & second screen apps. Not available for Open or Legacy webOS, but is potentially portable.
Rebooting webOS: how LG rethought the smart TV
Link: LG Silicon Valley Lab
Note: The Vice President of LG Mobile in the EU has denied that they will be using webOS. LG gaat telefoons uitbrengen op basis van een derde platform – Nieuwsbericht – All About Phones
LG purchasing HP’s webOS division, licensing webOS for smart TVs | webOS Nation
LG committed to open source webOS development, HP to pivot cloud services towards enterprise | webOS Nation
- App Development
Version: 2.7 (March 31st. 2016)
Status: Available, in development.
Supports webOS 2.2, 3.0.5,LG webOS, Other major platforms.
Recent: Enyo 2.7 Due in Q1, 2016.
Enyo Apps | Enyo JS
Enyo Apps | Enyo JS
Description: Graphical Integrated Development Environment for Enyo.
Status: Available / in development.
Recent: Version 0.2.11 released on the 3rd of February 2014
Link: Ares Readme file
Note: The original web-based, mojo Ares seems to still be available after the HP server shutdown.
Version: 0.5.0 “Pumpkin Spice”
Status: Supports webOS 2.0+
Links: Jo HTML5 Mobile App Framework
Web developers: support a mobile OS that supports the web
- webOS Projects
Description: Enhancements for Legacy webOS.
Recent: A new version of Preware includes a new feed & is available here: Preware 1.9.14 New Preware and Our Own Feed | pivotCE
TIP: preware.net solutions for WOSQI, Preware v1.9.13 | pivotCE
Link: WebOS Internals
Name: webOS 24
Description: A project for open source extensions to the OS.
Status: RTM Synergy released (one way sync), Mail GNUPG in progress.
Recent: 19/01/2014: A beta for two-way sync to RTM synergy is available for testing. webos24 net synergy milk
Links: Proposals – webOS 24
webOS24 – webOS Nation Forums
Description: Run Android CM7 in a card on webOS.
Version: v1.0.0 (beta) for Pre3.
Status: Available. Some Linux expertise required to install.
Recent: Support for the Veer & Touchpad is being worked on.
Link: (Pre3) AndroidChroot – run android inside webOS – webOS Nation Forums
Android in a Card (Pre3) – pivotCE
Name: New Universe Browser.
Description: An up to date web browser for Open webOS / Ports.
Status: 24/09/2013 Some development, but new direction announced for better fit with OwOS development. Now to be a QT5 browser.
Recent: ISIS project is now Universe for Open webOS
Link: ISIS project browser abandoned?
Name: Preware 2
Description: An Enyo version of Preware in development for Open webOS-Ports.
Status: In development. Testers welcome. Now Available with LuneOS.
Links: Take a look at Preware 2, as made with Enyo 2 | webOS Nation
Preware Enyo alpha hits Preware feeds | webOS Nation
Name: ACL for webOS Touchpad Project
Description: Application Compatibility Layer to run Android apps under webOS.
Status: Released. Retail price: $29.99. Supports Android version: 2.3 (Gingerbread)
Recent: 14th February 2014: Re-released ACL Release – Part 2.
Links: ACL Release Thread
PIC – Phoenix International Communications
OpenMobile | Enabling Android Apps on non-Android Platforms
Description: Open webOS on a touchscreen router.
Status: Testing. A Kickstarter for a run of 2500 models is planned for early 2016.
Recent: 3.2 inch touch screen.
Name: Eel Mochi
Description: An Enyo UI library developed by the webOS team at HP. Development was suspended after the purchase by LG and the focus switch to TVs.
Status: Dormant, incomplete.
Recent: Revealed by The Verge, The Enyo team open-sourced the project in April 2014. It is maintained by webOS-Ports for possible future use.
Link: Demo Video. Repository
Name: C+DAV connectors
Description: Open standard Synergy connectors for LuneOS. Also available for Legacy webOS.
Version: 0.3.11 (beta)
Recent: (27th June 2014) Released. The generally available testing versions only sync one way for safety.
Link: C+Dav Synergy connector for owncloud, google, yahoo, iCloud
- Hardware Services
Description: Services including webOS device repair.
- Developer Resources
Description: A guide for would be developers.
Status: Last update August 2011?Name: HP webOS Developer Center
Description: Developer Resources at HP/Palm.
Status: Mostly shutdown since 15th April 2015. Some files and services accessible with a host file change.
Name: Beyond “Hello World”
Description: Tutorials from Richard Neff.
Status: No apparent activity since 17th of October, 2011.
Name: webOS help
Description: News and Forums for developers.
Status: No apparent activity since 12th October 2011.
Description: A site containing Palm Pre Themes, Wallpapers and Boot Screens. Also a Preware feed.
Status: Available, but not maintained.
Recent: 15/07/2013 DNS problem fixed (IP: 184.108.40.206). The site and Preware feed can now be accessed normally. What happened to Prethemer.com? – webOS Nation Forums
- News, Information & Discussion
Name: webOS Nation
Description: Forums, Apps & News (English).
Status: 23/05/2013 Mobile Nations Header and footer links to webOS Nation were removed with the beginning of ‘TM13’ ( June 2013). The site itself will remain and restoration may occur if there are significant events (i.e. LG) in the future. Forums remain active.
Recent: With a post celebrating 15 years of mobile Nations and one on a rumoured LG webOS SmartWatch, three stories have now appeared on webOS Nation.
Link: Whither webos nation?Name: pivotCE | webOS News, Tips, and Tricks
Description: webOS News. Resurrecting the app catalogue magazine (English). Full Article Here.
Status: Funded, Active, Commenting now possible.
Recent: Now has a Preware feed to link apps on the web into PrewareNew Preware and Our Own Feed | pivotCE.
Search page for apps in Preware.
Contributors are sought.
Description: Forum (Russian).
Name: PalmQ Online
Description: News & Forum (Russian).
Description: webOS news & forums (Chinese).
Description: webOS news (French).
Name: Nexave Palmforum
Description: Forum (German).
Name: HP webOS Forum & Community
Description: Forum (German).
Description: News, Forums. (Dutch)
Description: News (German).
Name: HP Touchpad Forums
Description: Forums. (English)
Status: Active, but few postings now.
Name: webOS Center
Description: webOS News, Opinions, and App Reviews (English).
Status: Back to life for the first time since a 4th October 2012 update.
Recent: Updated with CES news on the 9th of January 2014.
Name: Palm OS / WebOS reddit group
Description: Discussion Group (English)
Name: Let’s Go webOS
Description: webOS discussion forum (English).
Status: Apparently active since August 2011. Three name changes in that time. Little forum activity, small membership.
Name: Palm Infocenter
Description: News (English)
Status: Active comments, but last news posting was 25th February 2013
Description: News & Reviews (English)
Status: Last news posting was 6th June 2012.
Name: Palm webOS
Description: News, Forums. (English)
Status: Last post on 27th January 2012. Forums apparently down ‘for maintenance’.
Name: Touchpad Fans (English)
Description: Tutorials and Apps for HP Touchpad Fans.
Status: Apparent last update, 18th January 2012.
Name: preThinking (English)
Description: News, reviews.
Status: Apparent last update, 3rd March 2010.
Name: Is webOS dead yet?
Description: An answer to the question from former Palm employee, Lisa Brewster.
Status: Last update, 17th October 2014.Name: Touchpadgames.com
Description: Flash games tested on the Touchpad.
Status: Last update, 19th December 2012.
Name: LGwebOS petition on Change.org
Description: A petition for LG to build new webOS mobile hardware.
Status: It appears that the petition closed – possibly at the end of February 2014. The final total is 2320 signatures of a requested 20,000.
Name: Palm Source
Description: The old Palm site resurrected.
Status: Many links are inactive. Historical interest only at this time.