ACL™ for webOS Compatibility Database

icon_errorWhile PIC is giving ACL the final touches, Kickstarter backers are hard at work testing all kinds of Android apps on our beloved TouchPads with the ACL for webOS Preview.

webOS Nations Forum member broncot wanted to help and started a thread where he encouraged all members to post the results of their Android app tests.  Although that’s a great idea, it’s not exactly an easy to reference guide for users or even PIC to keep track of the results.

To improve this, PIC started an “ACL™ for webOS Compatibility Database” (well, they didn’t name it like that, but I think it sounds great 😉 *feel free to steal that, PIC!*) which you can visit  http://www.phxdevices.com/acl_applications.

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Skype shutting down 3rd-party apps in December

skypeEngadget is reporting that Skype (read Microsoft) is rewriting the aging API for renewed focus on mobile platforms.  What does that mean for webOS users and our beloved Synergy Skype integration?  Well, we don’t really know just yet.  What we do know is that M$ has a history of killing support for things it no longer deems worthy of support.  The long list includes Windows Phone 7.  That does not bode well for we the users of webOS and our integrated Skype support.  Should the unthinkable happen and our front-facing-camera-having TouchPads and Pre3s no longer retain Skype access one can only hope the webOS community comes to the rescue to once again save ourselves from an early and altogether too-soon demise.  Here’s hoping.  For now, enjoy it while you have it.  Further bulletins as they develop!

#webosforever

Deal – 2 Coupons from PIC and OpenMobile

It looks like OpenMobile is offering a $5 off code on their Twitter and Phoenix International Communications is offering a $10 off code on their store for entering your email address. Unfortunately, you can’t combine them but if you buy two licenses seperately (add one to cart, checkout, repeat) you can save $15!

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About: pivotCE

pivot_article_finalWelcome to the community edition of Pivot magazine. Pattyland & Alan Morford have suggested that I re-purpose the webOS status report to provide some content for pivotCE.

The original thread was started because I wanted an overview of what was happening in the world of webOS. It is little more than a list of known webOS related projects & resources. The feedback from the knowledgeable people at webOS Nation lengthened & clarified the list considerably. While the list is hopefully informative, it’s not really a ‘good read’. I thought I would try something a little more ambitious here by attempting to expand items from the list into short articles.

So where to begin? I think I will start with the nearest subject: This magazine, pivotCE.  Read on!

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Contest – Halloween/webOS 2013

Update: This contest is over! Stay tuned while we pick a winner…

It’s time for Halloween and our first contest here at pivotCE! Alan Morford's pivotCE Pumpkin

The rules are easy: Make something about Halloween and webOS!  Take a picture and send it to halloween@pivotce.com or put it on Twitter with #webOSzombie!

We will put our favorites here on pivotce.com and pick a winner of a $10 Gift Card for Google Play, the biggest source of apps for your TouchPad with ACL for webOS!

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