Kerris: work on webOS and app ecosystem will continue | webOS Nation

Kerris: work on webOS and app ecosystem will continue

by Derek Kessler Fri, 19 Aug 2011 8:54 pm EDT

Like you, we’re wondering about where the future of webOS will take this community. At the very least, HP intends to continue working on the operating system, even if they’re not going to be making any devices of their own. To that end, HP SVP Worldwide Developer Relations Richard Kerris took to the HP webOS Developer Blog to address the developer community:

We have opened the next chapter for webOS, and we understand that you must have many questions. Yesterday we announced that we will focus on the future of webOS as a software platform but we will no longer be producing webOS devices. While this was a difficult decision, it’s one that will strengthen our ability to focus on further innovating with webOS as we forge our path forward. Throughout this journey, our developers will continue to be a vital part of the future of webOS.

We will continue to support, innovate and develop the webOS App Catalog. Our intent is to enhance our merchandising and presentation of your great products and to continue to build our webOS app ecosystem.

As many of you are aware, we are currently scheduled to hold many developer events around the world. We are planning to continue with these events, however, due to the recent announcements; the nature of them will change. These updates will be posted on our events registration site this coming week. We are eager to present to you the updated strategy for webOS and to hear your feedback.

So HP wants you to continue making apps, as they still see a future for webOS. But what future is that? We’re not entirely sure, and we’re eager to find out. The sooner the better, because we’re not entirely sure how many more near death experiences the Palm community can take before it gets tired of being on life support...