Tag Archives: Preware

PrewareUpdates on Twitter

As some of you might already noticed, there is a new twitter account called “PrewareUpdates“.  It tweets about (get this) new stuff like apps of patches in Preware! Go and follow it if you want to know what’s new in Preware.

Did you know there was an Update for Grabber’s Certificate Grabber today?

RSS fans of you can also subscribe to http://preware.pivotce.com/rss.php which is the source for the Twitter account.

Where Will LuneOS Get Its Apps?

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The webOS Ports team has been developing LuneOS for a long time now. It started after HP released webOS as an open source project in December of 2011. With monthly updates the LuneOS project now hosts a ton of awesome features as it draws nearer and nearer to daily driver status.

I wrote about testing apps for LuneOS several months ago. The TLDR version is there aren’t many current Enyo (think webOS 2.x and up) based apps that work with LuneOS. There are a LOT of Mojo (think webOS 1.x) apps for webOS out there but when HP open sourced webOS, Mojo was not included so that’s a no-go for LuneOS too. Bummer.

Will there be apps for LuneOS when it does reach daily driver abilities? Where will the apps come from?

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New Preware and Our Own Feed

As of right now there is an update to Preware. Version 1.9.14 is available to the masses. pivotCE has worked closely with the nice folks at webOS Internals and Ports for a while now and coupled with our last announcement about the new Preware Catalog Search via browser service we started, we also would like to introduce the pivotCE app feed now built-in to Preware!

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Bye Bye App Catalog, Hello Preware Catalog

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!

Enjoy!

Discuss the Preware Catalogue Search

Guide: Saving Apps From The App Catalog Part 2: HP Takeout

** PLEASE NOTE: Following the closure of the HP app catalogue, the instructions in this article are no longer relevant. It is now of historical interest only. **


Though the HP App Catalog may be closing, there are still many creative members of the community working on ways to help you back up your apps before they’re gone for good. Today, we’ll continue on with our series of how to back up your apps. This guide will walk you through the process of using pivotCE’s solution, developed by our very own Pattyland: HP Takeout.

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