Former webOS developer, Garret Downs did much good work for the community until bowing out just over two years ago.
Now he’s back with a new app for LuneOS! Originally developed for FirefoxOS, Foxcasts is a podcast app.
At this point, support extends only to audio streaming from the itunes library, with plans to add downloading and video in the future. The type of database used is unsupported on legacy webOS, so this app is for LuneOS only. Podcast options for webOS are of course already available.
Until he has a device for LuneOS, Garret is testing in the emulator and wants your help. If you are one of those taking the trouble to test the development of the LuneOS development builds, give it a spin and offer your feedback.
More information is on the forum thread.
It’s 2015 and people are still developing for legacy webOS. Crazy, right? You won’t catch me complaining! Next up is pivotCE’s own rainy day blogger, Brent Hunter! (Think: FeedSpider!)
Continue reading Dev Highlight: Brent Hunter
In an exhibit titled the Interface Experience held at The Bard Graduate Center in New York, you can see a collection of some of the biggest monuments of culture-defining technology from the last 40 years. Among the gadgets are a Commodore 64, Xerox Alto, Macintosh Plus, and my personal favorite the Palm Pilot circa 1997.
Continue reading Forty Years of Tech Exhibit Showcases first Palm PDA
This weeks toasting menu: Welsh Rarebit because, why wouldn’t you? While it heats up, here are your news crumbs. There’s nothing cheesey about these items:
- What is this? It’s not webOS TV! It’s Enyo running on the Matchstick streamer as tweeted by Andre Garzia. It’s running on FirefoxOS, but who knows, maybe that thing could run Open webOS one day?
- LG mobile phone sales were up 24% last year. They shipped 59.1billion. LG’s growing smartphone sales offset loss taken from plasma TVs | The Verge.
- You may have noticed that Whatsapp have been messing about lately and webOS is affected. Here is Andre Garzia again: WhatsApp doesn’t understand the web. There seems to be some good news. Although amoralico, the developer of the webOS client will no longer be developing it, he has released the latest code to the community and there is an open-source client on another platform that works. Comparing code and updating MojoWhatsup should be possible. Of course, other messaging services exist and Whatsapp may have damaged themselves with their recent moves.
- Meanwhile, over at Pocketnow: Six years later we’re still writing about webOS. Well, quite! But there’s no mention of LuneOS until you get to the comments.
- So these years later, would you be expecting hardware news? There is some! Forum user davodego has posted links to a device repair service in Germany. Here’s the direct link. If you have an unused or damaged device, you might consider donating it for spares.
- How about actual new webOS hardware? Forum member, Sumy has made some batteries! Testing is in progress…
That’s it for now, I smell toasting cheese…
It is said that a watched pot never boils, but will a webOS toaster send a pop-up toaster alert to a webOS watch when the toast is ready? Only time will tell…
Whatever you use to measure time, make the most of yours in 2015 with our best wishes for the New Year.