HP updating webOS App Catalog for tablets
HP's developers presentation didn't bring any new mobile products after the announcement of the HP Veer, HP Pre 3 and the HP TouchPad recently, but it did show a preview of the updated App Catalog with a heap of new features for tablet use.
The most notable one seems to be the newly introduced “Browser” mode styling the apps in a magazine-like way. This will provide richer presentation of apps and allegedly more flexibility for developers when it comes to launching apps. The catalog also keeps its traditional list view, but now it will be accessed through the “Search” tab.
Other additions include the “Save for later” option for all of the applications. This major overhaul to the App Catalog will bring not only visual improvements, but functional ones such as Carrier Billing and support for Promotion codes. Carrier Billing just sounds a bit easier and easier aids sales, while promotion codes are a perfect way to give some flexibility to developers wanting to push their apps. The new catalog is still months ahead of us, but hey, it is coming in the summer and we're all looking forward to that.