HP makes serious commitment to webOS homebrew community


HP officials have been voicing support for the webOS homebrew developer community ever since the company acquired Palm and took over the development of the mobile operating system. Now HP is putting its money where its mouth is… or at least its server space. The company has given over about $10,000 worth of server technology to the webOS Internals homebrew developer group.

The group now has a shiny new HP server with 32GB of RAM and 8TB of disk space.

The webOS Internals group provides detailed information about the software powering the Palm Pre, Pixi, and upcoming Pre 3, Veer and Touchpad devices, allowing independent developers to write apps or modify the OS to meet their needs. The team also manages Preware, a third party store for homebrew apps, themes, and webOS system patches.

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since 2006. Brad has also worked with NPR, WHYY, PRI, and AOL.

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