There are literally hundreds of thousands of apps available for the iPhone. Google’s Android Market list is approaching 100,000 apps. Palm’s WebOS, on the other hand, has only about 3400 apps. But that number is about to get a major boost, thanks to HP’s engineers.
HP recently acquired Palm, and HP CTO Phil McKinney challenged the company’s employees to start developing apps for the platform. According to a recent Tweet, McKinney says that about 500 apps came out of the challenge and the company is in the process of selecting the “best apps.”
It’s not entirely clear whether all 500 apps will be added to the Palm App Catalog, but it looks like there are a lot more people developing for the platform now than there used to be, which is always a good thing.