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webOS Weekly - October 9th, 2011

by Tim Stiffler-Dean Sun, 09 Oct 2011 5:26 pm EDT

Wondering what the webOS World has been up to this past week? Well, we've got your update right here to keep you up to date with the latest news from the community. We've travelled around the web to find videos, stories, cool apps and community events to share with you in this issue, and you can see it all right after the break below, or watch the video above. If you have a story you would like to share with the webOS community next week, send an email to tim@precentral.net, and we'll be sure to check it out for a future issue of webOS Weekly.

Latest News

  • Is Meg Whitman bringing webOS hardware back? That's what some people are saying after the news that has come forth this past week. Not only has the 32GB HP TouchPad been put back on sale for $249 in the HP store, but the 7 inch WiFi only TouchPad Go, which we exclusively found the specs for recently, has also found its way passing through the FCC
  • The TouchPad App Catalog is getting a bit of attention this week, as it has breached the 1000 app milestone after only three months of being active (and not long after the platform was announced as dead). Almost as if they were celebrating this achievement, the webOS Developer Relations Team has announced a new weekly contest for developers. It's called the webOS App Hack, and this week devs can compete with their Text-to-Speech apps to win a 32GB HP TouchPad.

Around the Web

  • Out in the San Jose area, Ajay Tallam has sent us an email to let us know about an event that's coming up for webOS fans and developers in the region. Rod Whitby will be joining the group on October 12th at the Firehouse Brewery. You can find out more details by going to the Meetup page here. Get your Homebrew questions ready, as well as your Palm Pre's for a  complimentaryFrankenpre-ing service, this event is going to be good times.
  • NuttyPad, a new app in the works by NuttyBunny, will soon be bringing handwritten notes and sketches via a stylus to the TouchPad App Catalog. It may not look like much, but the video created by the developer here shows that NuttyPad will be a great app to have around for jotting down quick notes while on the go.
  • Another video rundown that has hit the web this week is very interesting, in that it shows off what the new Windows 8 touch interface would be like on HP's tablet device. Using Splashtop, a remote-desktop app for webOS, Brad Linder has uploaded the video below to give an idea of what the experience will be like. Take a look. Yes, it's strange that we're showing off what Windows 8 looks like on the TouchPad, but it's webOS is what makes this preview possible, and that makes it neat.

  • Want to see more pictures of the would-be TouchPad Go? In our community forums, user DreamOWD has gotten his hands on some photos of a prototype device and shared them with our community. You can check all of them at this link if you're curious to see what the device would have been like. One more sad reminder that HP couldn't stick it out to show us some really great devices.
  • On Twitter, developer JayCanuck has shared a look at the latest update for his ComicShelf HD app. It sports a new look and style, plus some slick features. We recommend checking it out, if you're into that sort of thing.

That's it for this week's webOS Weekly, but there's always plenty more where this has come from. If you have a story you'd like to share with the community, don't forget to send an email to tim@precentral.net, or leave us a comment below.

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