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A faster TouchPad, Internalz HD and UberCalendar - From the Forums 24

by Tim Stiffler-Dean Mon, 11 Jul 2011 5:29 pm EDT

Our community forums are the best on the web when it comes to webOS talk and development, and every few days we like to show some of the threads that are the most interesting to our readers. Today we're taking a look at homebrew developments on webOS devices, including a boost in speed for the TouchPad, Internalz HD by Jason Robitaille and UberCalendar, which has been updated for the HP Veer. You can register in our forums for free here, and send us some topics that you've enjoyed to tim@precentral.net so we can add them in our next From the Forums post.

If you've just bought an HP TouchPad and you're looking to speed up the experience a bit, you'll be interested in a few patches that really clean up how the operating system runs. PC Forum user jalaed18 has shared some of the first pieces of work from the team of awesome webOS homebrewers, and we've gotta say, it is definitely not a bad idea to install a few of these patches when you have a chance.

Jason Robitaille is known by webOS users far and wide as one of the most active homebrew developers out there (right up with WebOS Internals). With his latest project ComicShelf HD on the way through the webOS App Catalog, he's now looking to completely rebuild Internalz HD as an Enyo app for the TouchPad, but he won't be doing it without your opinions. Check out his thread here to give him input on a couple of different features in this first TouchPad version of Internalz HD.

It only took two days, and the UberCalendar patch for webOS the Palm Pre has been updated to work for the HP Veer. UberCalendar brings a lot of great enhancements to the default calendar application in webOS, and for some users like kresom, it is an absolutely necessity for their webOS devices to get the best experience. 

24 Comments

Can we have this post downranked rather than have a huge list of **** ing below please?
Let's see: Sprint, soft/hard launches, Jon/DeWitt/Bradley, OTA updates, Pre3 release date...
Did I miss anyting? Oh yes, Apple/Android is better...

Is the Pre 3 on Sprint yet?
What's HPs answer to the Sprint WebOS Community?

...and let's do not forget, Pre 3 is DOA and has not a high-end specsheet. And is too costly all the same (yes, that is also true :))

nyallj, I appreciate your sense of humor :)

haters go home!

I'm getting tired of all the negative. Anything different is bad? ifanbois! sheesh

I think two things:

1) I think we'll know something a bit more direct soon. I don't know what "soon" is, but, it is being looked into what exactly can be said. That much I'm (near...) certain of.

2) I have the feeling that putting Ruby in a corner with a volt meter where he belongs and putting a real salesman "in charge" of Palm GBU is a bit of an answer for us Sprint Users: "Not now, but, you have a better chance now..." kind of thing.

M.

I'm really glad to see the Touchpad optimisation thread make it to the front page!

Can someone explain to me what's the rationale behind ranking this down please?

thanks Jason for all your hardwork...your a stand up guy...

@nyallj Apple's are for eating..and Androids are less than human.... just saying

Are web's for spiders?

The Pre 3 isn't on anything yet, and HP is being very quiet about the device that would have helped push the Touchpad sales.

I feel like we're going to hear something change as far as the Pre 3, it's too long for radio silence.

Advice for HP, if it's delayed, just say it's delayed, your publicity really can't get any worse, and you have the opportunity to start an open relationship.

If I had to bet, I'd place money on the Pre 3 getting a modest bump in CPU and not too much else changing. That way they can speed up optimizing a port of webOS 3 to the Pre 3.

If I had to make an evil bet, I doubt the Veer will get webOS 3.

@nyallj,

Wow! An article about what's in the forums this week and you manage to turn it into you own personal gripe fest. (or am I missing something and just lost track of what you intended to be humorous).

a minus one for being totally off topic.

C

Smile, chap. Or perhaps you haven't been reading the comments section on this "pro"-webOS website lately? LOL.

i got the joke ;)

"It only took TWO DAYS (!!), and the UberCalendar patch for webOS the Palm Pre has been updated to work for the HP Veer."
...wait, Veer's May "soft launch" happened two days ago?

Really, championing for webOS is one thing, but posting nonsenses like that... I know, I know, you meant how much time it took to implement, but who cares how fast it was to develop, if it was two months down on someone's priority list, for real...

Yeah, seriously, those guys working on Ubercalendar really need to get their priorities straight! They should have bought Veers the instant they were available, even if they wouldn't work on their carrier and they already had phones they liked better, and gotten to work right away! People spending their free time for the benefit of others these days...you just can't depend on them for anything.

FYI in case your interested, QVC shipped my 2nd Touchpad yesterday and scheduled for delivery Today!
They had comitted to a July 15th ship date with delivery on/by the 21st... and have outdone themselves by shipping on the 13th and delivery on the 14th. This is good customer service: set an expection and then beat it bay a huge margin!

Hopefully after I add the homebrew patches it is speedier than first reveiws.

This, my friends, is one HUGE perk to the webOS route - support to modify! I have zero doubt that even if the original product has some quirks, I'll have her running just the way I want in no time!

The problem with that is that 99.9% of consumers would have NO IDEA how to do (or want to have to do) any of this, nor do they need to do it with the other platforms.

Look at patching on all forms of the Pre -- sure those of us who hung around PreCentral did it, but again the vast majority (by a long shot) never even heard of patching, and those that might have did not do it.

Hopefully HP will take a lesson from the Homebrew folks and improve the OS in an upcoming release.

I don't know about 99%... that's a stretch. But the TP in my hand is great without these, and better with the few I've installed. There's almost no technical skill to installing patches and I would be willing to bet more people will know about them than you think.

I don't know about 99%... that's a stretch. But the TP in my hand is great without these, and better with the few I've installed. There's almost no technical skill to installing patches and I would be willing to bet more people will know about them than you think.

So now that the US has Spotify, any chance of HP releasing the app for all of us to use on our Pre that we currently are stuck with until 3 comes out?

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