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PSA: Find more Exhibition apps with App Catalog search

by Derek Kessler Fri, 08 Apr 2011 5:43 pm EDT

If you have a webOS 2.1 device, it’s likely you’ve uncovered the magic that is Exhibition. Problem is, when you open Exhibition preferences to check out what other Exhibition-compatible apps are available, you’re told there are only eight. Yeah, eight. It’s better than the non-existent Synergy Connectors, but eight still isn’t good.

Turns out, there’s something in the inner workings of the App Catalog that has resulted in a good number of Exhibition-compatible apps not showing up when you look for more. How to find them? The answer is old-school: search “Exhibition” in the App Catalog. While there are a few false positives (we’re searching for the word Exhibition, after all), such a search reveals ~20 more Exhibition-compatible apps. Strangely, none of the “Works with Touchstone Charging Dock” apps you can find by hitting Find More... in the Exhibition preferences are the same ones that show up in an App Catalog search.

So, until HP fixes whatever’s preventing the majority of Exhibition apps from appearing in the Exhibition Find More search, we’re going to recommend you also give the App Catalog a search.