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Get pseudo-Exhibition on your pre-2.0 webOS device

by Derek Kessler Fri, 10 Sep 2010 10:57 am EDT

Pre on Touchstone

webOS 2.0 may not be out and ready to install on your Pre or Pixi, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get Exhibition running on your phone. As PreCentral forum member Honis pointed out in the comments of our Developers and 2.0 post, it’s possible to get something like Exhibition running on webOS 1.4.X. All it takes is some homebrew action, thanks to the full multitasking capabilities of webOS.

What makes the action happen is the homebrew app NoDoze. As the name might imply, NoDoze’s raison d'être is to keep your phone from dozing off as it’s apt to do when left alone. NoDoze quiet simply keeps the phone on so long as the app is running. As Honis points out, combined with apps like ClearCard with a clock or a streaming news webpage you can have pseudo-Exhibition running without having webOS 2.0.

Of course, leaving your phone completely on isn’t quite the same as Touchstone-triggered Exhibition, but we’ll take what we can get until webOS 2.0 finally hits our phones.