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Getglue wants to know if you want a webOS Getglue app 23

by Nathan Mylott Fri, 17 Dec 2010 3:42 pm EST

Checking in is a rapidly growing area of social networking. GetGlue, a network that lets you check in to what you are doing rather than where you are, is considering a webOS app. Founder and CEO Alex Iskold told me there are no definite plans yet but if you want an app, send GetGlue a tweet to @GetGlue with the hashtag #webOS and let them know. In the meantime, you can also check in on Getglue's mobile site at, but that is not nearly as much fun. Currently there are GetGlue apps for Android and iOS.

Unfamiliar with GetGlue? Read on for a quick look at this social service.


GetGlue has existed for some time already as a Firefox plug in, for the purpose of m Getglue app on iOS. arking things you like to get suggestions for more. That is still the biggest part of the GetGlue experience but now you can also check in to your favorite things. These include movies, tv shows, video games, music, books, wine, favorite celebrities, and even topics of discussion.

When you check in, you can type in a comment and push that out to Facebook and Twitter. Then you can read other people's comments and reply to them, creating a dialogue centered around a common interest. You can also at that point select whether you like, love or hate the item and even review it. Your likes and dislikes are used to suggest new things for you to try. Other people reading your comments can check a button to agree with you, or say your comment was funny or useful.

When you check in to something, you get points and there is of course a leaderboard. You also get points for comments and other people agreeing with your comment, finding it funny or useful. When you get the most points on an item, you can eventually become the guru. Gurus get special privileges and awards.

Checking in also earns you stickers, which are comparable to badges on Foursquare. You can get them for checking in to an item often, for checking in to special events, for rating and reviewing a lot of items, and for a lot of other things that sometimes are not self explanatory and even a little bit goofy. GetGlue also works out deals with networks to promote a show and they give you special edition stickers just for checking in to that show.

For some users, the best part is the stickers. When you get enough of them, you can have real physical stickers mailed to you for free to stick on your laptop, notebook, or where ever else you can show them off.

I have been using GetGlue on my iPod Touch for a few months now and I have enjoyed it. I have met some people that I enjoy talking to who have a lot in common with me, I have become entrenched in lengthy discussions, gotten a few tips for some shows I will probably like, and fittingly enough I am now the guru of webOS. Feel free to connect with me at


Where is my iheartradio app or nba app or brighthouse app or slingbox app???? That's all I care about.

i dont care if they make a getglue webOS app, this useless check-in stuff sucks, productive software or apps providing unique content would be way better.

I have to agree with you there. I don't get the appeal of check-in apps. For all this social networking stuff, aren't Twitter and Facebook enough?



why would i ever want people to know where i am? so they can know i'm not home and go rob me?

All that being said if i didn't have to log in i'd have voted for a webos app because just cause i have no interest doesn't mean i want to deny those that do have an interest in having an app. More choice is better.

This is not a location based app.

Well it's about time the article got published, right Nate? ;-)

It's a fun diversion for me, so yes, I would appreciate a getglue app. Of course you already knew that tho.

It would be great to have a getglue app. I don't use it a lot, but I might, if it was available.

I tried it, but didn't care for it much. But hey, somebody out there enjoys it for sure. Personally, I'd like to see everything mainstream and cross-platform that's available for Android, iOS and Win Phone 7. Come on HP, pay some devs so we can get in on the good stuff.

Yes guys, I know its not a "mainstream, major app" like you want. But we need to push for reputable apps from any source, to try to build steam and interest. Whether you like the check-in stuff or not, they are a major part of the social media landscape now, so having webOS apps in these areas is better than NOT. Whether you want the app or not, it behooves you in the long run to push for any apps. I have personally and loudly supported app requests from developers and sites that I have no interest in, if only to increase awareness of the webOS platform and marketshare for webOS apps in the apps space. Just sayin'.

Thanks Nate for drawing a little more attention to this request. I've been asking for a couple months now. Sent my tweet ages ago...

This might be of interest as well if getglue doesnt want to do it themselves.

It's time for HP to take a look at what missing webOS apps are high priority and either pay a developer to create them or assign an internal team to make them. If webOS can do all the same things as 'the big boys' then their 100 000plus apps just becomes a number. At the moment, I really miss my old Handbase database app from my palm days. I'd also like an improved pdf reader. The included one is the pits. Just like the Ubuntu OS, HP needs to make a list of 100 paper cuts, the 100 things that annoy users or detract and set them as high priority fixes. Even with 2.0 on the way it seems like these paper cuts still exist, things that I've been reading in forums since the first day I bought my pre. Listen to your users HP and fix these issues.

I want one simply for another developer on webOS. I will probably never use it though.

I don't care I am going to Android soon.I am tired of the endless apps I don't use.

I am all for it. More apps is rarely a bad thing.

Are people that arrogant that they really think we care where they are or what they are doing?

Some may be. I am not one of them. There are people out there that want to know what the webOS community thinks about the platform and hardware.

Yes to increase WebOS popularity. No because this is not my cup of tea.

This is hilarious. They are going to get 5000 votes because of the "P|C effect". They will develop the app and it will have 50 downloads.

Don't believe me? Look no further than Angry Bird Seasons. Everyone around here had their panties in a wad cause iOS and Android had it, but webOS didn't. Now that it is there, 8949 downloads...what support.

I'd have bought Angry Birds Seasons but I'm going to be downloading it for free in the coming days/weeks when i get my evo. I don't need the latest and greatest but after playing around with my bro's evo he just got (he had a pre too, day 1 user) the pre and webos feels like a toy. I'm beyond not only frustrated with the hardware but the Os itself.

I loved webOs but at this point comparing it to Android it's completely overrated. Cards seems great but really that's all it's got. It doesn't do anything else better than Android. If I'm going to have a device with horrible battery life, it might as well have a giant screen and a shit ton of cool stuff that it can do. Sorry to rant but that's why I didn't buy Seasons.

Well its coming! Syntactix will be creating a 3rd party app for it - GotPaste. Get the details here: