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Happy Birthday WebOSQuickInstall and fileCoaster 16

by Jason Robitaille Sun, 25 Jul 2010 2:45 pm EDT

What a wild year it's been! Almost hard to believe that on July 25th, 2009, the world was first introduced to WebOS Quick Install and fileCoaster. Those two programs would end up playing a pivotal role in the homebrew community and to some degree, both exist to this day.

A year ago today, the PreCentral forums were welcomed by two new ways to install homebrew applications: WebOS Quick Install and fileCoaster. Regardless of your opinions on them, at the time, they completely changed how peopled viewed the homebrew world. They made homebrew into something that the average user could use, fostering the modern hombrew movement.

Lots has changed since then, but for most of us in the webOS community, these two programs hold a special place in our hearts.  These were the installers we used when the App Catalog was smaller than our PreCentral Homebrew Gallery.  Since their first public release, there's been countless new apps, several other installers (notably Preware and Preload) and we've witnessed the birth of a strong webOS homebrew community. Almost difficult to believe it's been a whole year already.

WebOS Quick Install and fileCoaster may not be nearly as popular as they used to be, but today, let's take a moment today and celebrate the 1-year anniversary of their release. Cheers!


happy birthday! If only it was three days later! We would share one!

Thanks, Jason and Rod, for filling in the void that Palm left us with.

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fileCoaster was made by Brian Jost/PreGame, not Rod Whitby and WebOS Internals. fileCoaster's claim to fame is that it actually beat Preware to the scene. Preware came soon after and took over the lead, but fileCoaster was first.

Just making sure Brian/PreGame gets his props.

Happy bday to both and Jason, you rock bro. Been using WebOS QI since the very early stages. Thanks for all your hard work! :)

Thanks for all your work, Jason. I just added WOSQI to my new computer.

Thanx, Brian Jost/PreGame! I haven't used fileCoaster in a long while, but I still keep it around if I need to direct-download a file.

And of course, HUGE thanx to Jason Robitaille/JayCanuck. I don't use WOS QI on a regular basis as I've already used it to install Preware on my Pre, but I keep the version up to date as I rely on it to install my custom mod to the calendar app. It's also saved my butt removing stuck patches when all else failed.

Donations coming to you both shortly.

a big thanks for al you have done!

happy birthday!
thanks for all ur hard work!

Happy birthday! Thank you for all your hard work!!!

Ah, I remember file coaster and all it's bugginess and frequent updates.. It did a good job and had that aire of homebrew to it. Mm, mm good.

You guys rock. Thanks for your hard work.

Dittos! Canucks Rock!

Thanks WebOSQuickInstall!

Thank you and happy birthday! I cannot bestow enough gratitude.

Thanks guys! I actually never used Preware and Preload, I guess I'm "old-fashioned".

congrats! thanks for WebOSQuickInstall! :)