webOS Weekly September 3rd, 2011 | webOS Nation

webOS Weekly September 3rd, 2011

by Tim Stiffler-Dean Sat, 03 Sep 2011 5:08 pm EDT

It's time for another webOS Weekly roundup of the news and community activity over the past week. Watch the video above to see some of the major stories we've covered, and then hit the break below to read through the rest. If you have a story you would like to share with the webOS community in future weeks, send an email to tim@precentral.net and we'll try to add it in. 

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  • We can't get enough of reading what other people think HP could have done to make webOS hardware succeed, and most of you can't either. Here's one opinion from Lazy Man And Money about the still unbelievable decision by HP, so give it a read and leave your feedback in the comments.
  • Inglorious Apps, developer of Glimpse and Notes+, has shared some of the download numbers for the app Glimpse on Twitter, saying that it has broken the 10,000 download (and $35,000) mark in just two months! How's that for growth?
  • If you've neve heard of the Vietnam Catalyst Foundation, this video should help. It was created to raise awareness for the organization in Vietnam, which fights against the trafficking of young children in the country. In this very great but short video, two little girls are playing with a the Coloring Book HD app on an HP TouchPad. Watch it below:

  • On PhoneDog, the question is raised on why webOS hasn't succeeded under HP: It has a strong community behind it, good advertising from HP, high quality apps that will rock your world and better hardware than ever before. Yet here we are, still fighting for the survival of our platform on the last HP webOS devices that will be made. We have our own thoughts on what went so badly for the OS, but what do you think?
  • Rather than explaining this tweet, you can read the message sent out from developers to all webOS users in the image below. Avner Arbel has said it perfectly.
  • Splashtop Remote Desktop for the TouchPad is on its way! We've already used Splashtop on webOS smartphones, but bring that to the TouchPad and you get a really great experience. 

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