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Mozilla Weave Sync Coming to webOS 41

by Dieter Bohn Sat, 06 Feb 2010 12:20 pm EST

Score another point for fast and easy development for webOS. Mozilla Labs has announced they're working on a Weave Sync client for webOS. Weave is Mozilla's way of syncing bookmarks, passwords, history, and even open tabs from your desktop Firefox to your mobile device (and eventually to mobile Firefox on your mobile device).

On webOS, the client is "all just tests," which is to say you're going to be doing some digging into .js files to get it working. Also, the client is just a viewer for your data, there's no syncing or editing here. That last is perhaps not likely to change anytime soon, as webOS has the browser pretty well locked down.

What about mobile Firefox for webOS. We're not Mozilla, so we don't know - what we do know is that if you hit the menu inside the launcher and tap "Default Applications," a placeholder is there to someday set a different browser as the primary browser. So webOS is architected to allow for mobile Firefox (or mobile whatever), should somebody wish to get their tech onto the devices.

thanks to everybody who sent this in!

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Having choices is usually good. Looking forward to seeing Firefox & other browsers as options. Not saying the one webos has is bad.

In google chrome you can choose to sync your bookmarks with your gmail account. I think it would be awesome if Palm could integrate this into the web browser somehow. They could add account options, maybe support some other bookmark services. It would be even nicer though if it was separate from the normal bookmarks somehow, if they could add pages or groups of bookmarks to organize them better.

+1

It's true...I think webOS has the web browser pretty much locked down in terms of speed, functionality, and reliability...BUT...if someone wants to come in and offer improvements I believe that is also a good thing. That's what I love about Palm and it's webOS platform - it's not greedy in trying to keeping other likes away...like how Apple or Google or even Microsoft for that matter. Don't get me wrong...they're all productive innovators in their own right, but they tend to keep a tight circle within it's own company(s). Palm and it's webOS is open to whoever wants their creative talents to be seen by the mobile community...that's how they will regain top spot once again no matter the predictions & assumptions floating around the web.

+1

Would love to see mobile firefox on webos. And the ability to sync bookmarks etc would be fantastic

hopefully for free (TOO MANY GOOD APPS THAT U HAVE TO PAY FOR)

THIS MESSAGE IS FOR PALM
PLEASE PUSH THE UPDATE ALREADY
YOU HAVE EVERYONE WATTING AS AT CES EVENT YOU GUYS SAID I UNDERSTOOD THE APPDATE WAS COMING AT THE BEGINNING OF FEBRUARY SO PLEASE IF YOU READ THIS THEN JUST GIVE US WHAT WE WANT

HEY EVERYONE LETS ASK PALM TO GIVE US THE UPDATE ALREADY

BEST REGARDS : A DESPERATE PALM PRE OWNER


LETS EVERYONE POST SOMETHING ABOUT HOW BAD WE WANT IT NOW

AM ALMOST GOING CRAZY ALL DAY EVERYDAY JUST TOUCHING THE UPDATE APP TO SEE IF IS THERE BUT NO LUCK YET







we want the update asap

With respect...but...Go outside. Look at the sun, play with the snow, or smell the rain, whatever in whereever place you have the luck of living at.

But is not as if this update is critical to fix a broken phone that you need to save your life, is just the usual little issues update and interesting new funtionality, and we like it. But just that.

Really.

Hah!

+1 @ Muesli

Everyone expects webOS to be at or above iphone/google/blackberry right out of the gate. The truth is webOS is 7 months old and had moved leaps and bounds in terms of evolving.

Besides, I saw the Palm keynote, and I don't remember the CEO saying the Feb. update was going be 'early Feb.' but it was coming IN February NOT early February. For all we know we can get it at 10p on the 28th.

I can tell you we will all have this update by March 1st. Take a chill pill.. drink a beer.. smoke a bowl... but the message is constant.. RELAX(!!!!) It WILL come.

All in all, it is coming, and like everyone here, you can wait as well.

--this is towards the OP of this specific thread--

@Muesli:nothing personal but let's be honest,you want it as bad as he does and so am I.
I am still waiting for my paid apps in Canada and what's wrong if I asked again,when do we canadians are going to see the paid apps?
BTW, today was in fact, a beautiful sunny day and smelled really good but doesn't change the fact that i still hope for the updates and paid apps like everyone else.

Hi. Yup I like it, and probably all of us like it. Is a matter of attitude. I am from Spain so Im waiting for the March-ish update with paid apps and so (I already commented qute a bit in that international webOS users entry in precentral).

I do like this phone a lot and I had to wait till mid october to have one in here, and couldnt buy it since november, and I wasnt in all forums saying OMG MOVISTAR JUST RELEASE THE F**G POHNE ALREADY!. We know the 1.4 is going to come around February so is ok and we are already excited so is a great gift for us.

Imagine you have to wait almost a whole year to have updates as in other phones... this man could kill himself. Palm is actually kind of creating bad habits on us :P.

I believe your caps lock is on. Look for the little light on the keyboard next time :)

hehehehe... you don't know?? Caps lock = cruise control for cool =)

@ ShiftyAxel:I THINK HE WANTS TO BE HEAR!LOL'

Holy cr@p, do you have anything else to do with your life? All you do is post the same shouting cr@p on every discussion. Holy cow, some people really need to get a life, laid, or whatever.

@HondaCop: or an update already,lol'

Opera please!

Me too. Plus an opera unite app.

These sort of possible upgrades are cool, but the phone still badly needs:

An On-Device File Manager
Docs to Go
Bluetooth Profile Upgrades (Keyboards, Data Management)
Voice Controls (at least for dialing)

What else am I missing?

the post you has just written is able to be posted in every single precental post ever. The forum is probably far better to do so, so I encourage you to do so in there (so you got a centralized list of things that are missing, etc).

This is it because if every single post they write is gonna be flooded by "ok I like it but the phone misses this" then that kind of message and spam are not different at all, and they could have been talking about an exciting travel to an awesome planet and it would not make any difference.

Regarding the entry, I like that fact that Mozilla begin to do little things for webOS too. I normally sync everything with my mail or even evernote, but this kind of things would be great to sync with any web that normally do so and is not so difficult to have apps that do.

Hey there is an On-Device File Manager,itz called "internalz" & itis on Preware (Love Da Homebrewz :-) itz very similar to "files or filez etc..." on da old palmOS...

This isn't about upgrading the phone, its about supporting a service that stores your bookmarks online. Their proof of concept uses an app to pull the data down, its not made by palm.

Mobile Firefox would be fantastic, even though I love the default web browser.

Awesome news. Weave rocks! I would love to have all my passwords synchronized down to my Pre.

mozilla labs are dope

Everything has been said!

architected ??? Sorry to be picky, how about 'designed'

Comments are intended for the subject not the grammar. Chill out and enjoy the damn website.

lol guys. I just want to be able to watch hulu (hopefully) while my professor is on a rant about imperialism and how it effected blah blah blah... Is this going to be on the test?

Yes, and it will be worth 99% of your grade.

DOHHH!!!... Is it 2 late 2 drop da class

cant we get a new article like app cat apps the new html5 paint that someone has discovered...

I think that the writers get weekends off. :)

quadruple post (don't ask me)

triple post

double post

Would love a mobile google chrome :)

COM E ON PAL GIVE US THE UPDATE

BTW ITS A BIT FUNNY THAT PEOPLE THINK AM SHOUTTING WHEN USING CAPITALS LETTERS WELL AM NOT
DIDNT YOU GUYS SEE THE WORD PLEASE
HOW CAN I BE SAYING PLEASE AND SHOUTTING AT THE SAME TIME






BTW PALM GIVE US OUR UPDATE ALREADY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
NOW THAT MIGHT BE SHOUTTING HAHAHAHA

You are, in fact, shouting.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netiquette

Not to mention the fact that you don't seem to know how to use punctuation, save for several exclamation points. Only one is necessary, even if you are shouting.