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App submission process gets an update; Send your apps to East-Asia and Australia

by Tim Stiffler-Dean Thu, 25 Aug 2011 3:03 pm EDT

The Developer Relations Team at webOS GBU (Global Business Unit) has announced a few updates today that should be good for app developers. In the first bit of news, HP has finally made it possible for developers to make their apps available in Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Singapore through the app submission process. In the same way that you've already been selecting countries like France, Germany, United States, Canada and others, you can now send your apps to two more continents to be used on the HP TouchPad (and any future webOS devices).

Second, developers can now put both TouchPad and phone versions of their apps into one package through a separate update to the developer portal. This will allow apps like FlashCards and FlashCards HD to be sold once, and then available for download on any webOS device afterward (for example: someone who buys the smartphone version of the app for the Veer will also get the larger version of the app for the TouchPad). For developers that have been faced with the problem of not wanting to charge TouchPad owners with a second purchase to bring the app to the bigger screen, just follow the steps in the developer portal and you'll never have to lose sleep over that again.