Posts tagged Webos
Windows Phone 7 First Impressions
So I got in touch with Brandon Watson and have already worked on developing GetHuman for Windows Phone 7 and also a few other apps. The real reason I am writing this article is to express how impressed I am with Windows Phone 7 after switching from WebOS.
I have been a pretty loyal fan of Palm and now HP in WebOS’s dying days. I have gone from a Palm Pre, to a Sprint Franken Pre+, and lastly a Sprint Franken Pre 2. If you are still a die hard fan of WebOS and still have your Palm Pre do yourself a favor and switch to Windows Phone 7. After just playing with the HTC Mazaa development device I got from Microsoft, I have already gone out and bought myself a Sprint HTC Arrive to replace my aging Palm Pre 2. I must admit though, Sprint yet again desperately needs to support better phones. I love Windows Phone 7, but one device is hardly a selection.
Slightly good news after the bad news of HP killing all WebOS device production. HP has decided to sell me the loaner tablet that I was using for development. I will continue to work on a few tablet app ideas and making a few minor updates to the GetHuman app. The first update has already been submitted for review to the HP app catalog, so make sure to keep an eye for it.
Here is the link to the app again in case you need it:
In the meantime, if you have any ideas for some better apps please let me know. I just downloaded the Windows Phone 7 SDK and I am already working on learning my way around this new platform.
WebOS Is Dying… Again
With the latest news that HP is planning on discontinuing production of WebOS devices all together I have decided to stop working on any WebOS projects until a future device would surface or become viable. However if you are looking to purchase a HP Touchpad for a super price, make sure to check out the fire sale pricing going on at pretty much every store until they sell out. Check out more about this at the Register.
GetHuman for WebOS
The first version of GetHuman for WebOS devices has been released to the Palm app store. The GetHuman app has customer service phone numbers, email addresses, chat options, and more for major businesses, and the steps for getting a live person – just like the web site. But unlike the site, the app is on your phone, meaning that you can contact customer support from wherever you are. The app dials the phone number for you after suggesting how to talk to a real person. The app also updates itself weekly from GetHuman.com, the collaborative consumer information database. (more…)
Well it’s been practically forever since I have had any spare time. I decided to start with playing around with some web development again. In the next few months I’ve decided to try my hand at making a few mobile apps. I recently upgraded my cell phone and now am gladly sporting a new Palm Pre, which I couldn’t be happier with. It was a tough decision between an Android phone and a WebOS device. The Palm Pre is amazing and I am definitely glad I chose this one. Then I decided to poke around with the SDK and was amazed how familiar developing for this device felt compared to just basic web development.
So now as I start playing around making a few test apps and seeing what I can do. I would love any suggestions for a good mobile app if you have any please drop a comment!