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Homebrew Hot Apps Telethon supporting Homebrew Developers

by Dieter Bohn Tue, 11 May 2010 2:04 pm EDT

Palm's Hot Apps program is chugging along nicely, with the $1 million socked away and ready to distribute in July. As always, our favorite way to track it is via the Hot Apps Leaderboard, in particular the Fastest Movers section. It's a great program for apps that make it into the Official App Catalog.

What about Homebrew apps? There's some exciting news there too. Runukraine in our forums has kicked off a telethon to donate money to WebOS Internals with a goal of raising $5,000 by Friday. For their part, WebOS Internals decided the best thing to do is share the love with Homebrew developers and announced they're taking some of the donations and distributing them to Homebrew developers, both to app and patch developers.

So if you're a homebrewer or patcher and haven't laid out any of your hard-earned yet, donating before Friday would be an awfully nice gesture. (Update: a gentle reminder from some devs that homebrew apps need to be open source to qualify)

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