HP to continue running the webOS App Catalog and even "refine" it

HP to continue running the webOS App Catalog and even "refine" it
Once the word spread that HP was halting production of webOS flavored hardware, those with such devices were a little concerned about the webOS App Catalog. Those still sporting a Pre or a Pixi, a Veer or even a TouchPad will be happy to learn that the Palo Alto based firm will not only continue to support the online app store, but also plans on making it better. Meanwhile, Microsoft has been trying to lure webOS developers to its online app store by offering free phones and other tools.

On Friday, HP webOS Developer Relations VP Richard Kerris wrote in a letter on HP's webOS Developer Blog that HP will continue to support the App Catalog and will even refine it. In the letter, the executive wrote that HP will  "enhance merchandising and presentation" of apps. Events for developers are still planned around the world, albeit with a different emphasis now that HP is not producing webOS hardware. Kerris gave developers "sincere appreciation" for continuing to support webOS and said that more information would be coming in the next few weeks.

HP's decision to support the App Catalog might help boost sales of whatever inventory of webOS flavored product is in stores. As we reported, HP has started a fire sale on the TouchPad tablet with the 16GB model going for $99.99 and the 32GB version priced at $149.99.

source: HP via electronista

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