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Synergy Messaging Plugins 3.0 brings Facebook Chat, OCS, and Google Talk support to webOS 2.0

by Derek Kessler Mon, 04 Apr 2011 5:53 pm EDT

So you’ve got yourself a Pre 2, or managed to hack webOS 2.1 onto your older webOS phone, and you find yourself poking around the Accounts app where you stumble across that “Find More...” button. You tap it and after waiting a few seconds for the phone to search the App Catalog for new Synergy services... you’re presented with nothing. Yeah, one of the headline features of webOS 2.0 – the ability to create and distribute new Synergy Connectors to integrate additional web services into webOS – is nowhere to be found. Well, the support is there, at least in the operating system, but there’s nothing available to plug into it.

Thankfully, as happens so often in webOS land, there’s a homebrew solution. Greg Roll has stepped forward and rebuilt his Synergy Messaging Plugins for webOS 2.0, and he’s made it even better in the process. The plugins bring support for Facebook Chate, Google Talk, and Office Communicator to the Messaging app, and they now do so in one easy-to-install package that does without modifying any system files. Greg’s put together an installation guide that you can check out at the source link, after which you can go and get your chat on.

Source: PreCentral Forums; Thanks to gizmo21 for the tip!