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Neato! to bring Browser-to-Phone functionality to webOS

by Dieter Bohn Fri, 27 Aug 2010 2:25 am EDT

  Neato!

Not long ago, we mentioned how much we'd like to see something like Chrome-to-Phone come to webOS. It's essentially a service that allows you to send data from your web browser to an Android phone instantly and easily. We noticed (honest!) that FourSquare Developer Zhephree made a very curious comment on that very post and when he teased a new app on the PalmCast we held our tongues.

Well, that app is here and it's called Neato! (with the exclamation point). The app cleverly works by providing you with a unique URL that you can then visit from any browser to get a bookmarklet. That bookmarklet will allow you to send text from the browser to your phone via PubSubHubBub instantly. It will read (and open) Google Maps and YouTube links or let you send arbitrary highlighted text so you can copy it to your clipboard. Phone number support is coming soon.

Zhephree looks to to charge a very reasonable price of $1.43 for the app - primarily to cover server costs. The app has been submitted to Palm - we'll have our pennies saved up for when it arrives.

Source: Zhephree.com; Thanks Beerad!

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