Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Where Am I (Updates)

Tonight, I have submitted a new version (2.1.0) of Where Am I (2) to HP App Catalog. This will roughly take 2 - 3 days. This version will support HP Pre 3 and Bing Map. You can get it from HP App Catalog.

For the free version, you are always welcome to click on the Donate button if you are happy to do so.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Installing Skype on Pre 3 (AT&T)

If you have a Pre 3 (AT&T) and wonder how you can add Skype to it, you may be able to get it done. AT&T was never launched, Verizon and the European version will have Skype built-in. I have tried searching for Skype in the App Catalog, unfortunately, I can't get it.

1. Download the webOS 2.2.0 for Unlocked Pre 3 from webOS Doctor.

2. Extract the content of the jar file.

3. Open the wr.tar file and the Skype app (com.palm.app.skype_1.1-8.3_armv7.ipk) is in there.

4. Set your device as USB device as you will need to copy Skype app into /media/internal/downloads folder. Once copied, eject the device.

5. Put your device into Developer mode.
If you are using Debian/Windows, you can go into command-line. Whilst in command-line, type novaterm.
Once your device is able to be recognised by your OS (Debian/Windows), you will see something like this:

6. You can then type the following in command-line:
ipkg -force-depends install /media/internal/downloads/com.palm.app.skype_1.1-8.3_armv7.ipk
Reboot your phone and you will see a new account being added.

webOS - are you alive?

Up until now, there is no word from HP CEO that webOS will continue, therefore, all my friends and strong supporters of webOS, please head out to webOS Survival Kit. You will never know when you need it, so please start cracking it.

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Free TouchPad for a lucky person - November 12 @ Sylvia Park, Auckland

This coming Saturday, Auckland will have its 1st webOS Community Meet-up.

Yes, everyone is asking what is the purpose of this meet-up?

TouchPad was launched in New Zealand 2 days before Leo write-off webOS. Honestly, this is a ridiculous action. Yes, it did make an impact but uncertainty will kill the market.

Meg has taken over now as CEO of HP, and I am hoping that this action will be reversed. Even if Meg's intention is to sell it off, who will buy a product that they themselves are not supporting. What more when there isn't a demand for it. During the fire-sales, people has tried webOS and honestly, a lot of people has given their feedback that they love the webOS.

So, please do come along this Saturday (November 12 @ 3pm - 5pm) and we will have a good time catching up on the webOS in Wagamama restaurant, Sylvia Park, Auckland. If we have more than 25 person, HP NZ will donate a TouchPad and the lucky person will definitely walk away with it.