Palm about to reach 1,000 apps in the App Catalog

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Palm about to reach 1,000 apps in the App Catalog
Considered as one of the reasons for poorer than expected sales of the Palm Pre because of a lack of applications to choose from, the Palm App Catalog is on the verge of hitting 1,000 apps. Yes, that number pales when placed next to the six figure total in the Apple App Store, or even the 16,000 choices that Android phone owners have in the Android Market, but it should be enough to keep Pre and Pixi owners busy playing free and paid games with their handset. The small business owner is the person getting hurt by the small number of choices in the catalog. Some of the current apps in the catalog are not for the webOS devices (Pre and Pixi) and some are just for the Pre only. According to the mypre web site, the current count is 946, up sharply from the 800 total of mid-December. Any webOS device owners out there who want to comment on the number and usefulness of the apps you have to choose from?

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source: mypre


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9 Comments

9. Jonny B unregistered

I am very disappointed with the apps available to palm pixi. Admittedly I haven't tried them all and i haven't looked into homebrew yet, but the ones immediately available are totally bollocks. Very few make use of the camera, the tilt control thing or do anything useful. Perhaps I shouldn't have bought a 'pixi' a phone surely aimed at the teenage girl market, but as a fully grown man I do find the phone well built and powerful yet easy to use. It's just the apps are limited to useless pathetic things such as 'snake', 'fart button', 'dog whistle' and 'big red button'... and that's the top rated ones. Lets hope the future is brighter. Getting the Snes emulator onto the pixi would be great, some apps that are able to manipulate images and involve the (crap) camera would be nice, a simple DJ app, a PDF voice reader, an ebook reader (eg. .epub file reader), an internet radio app, a soccer scores/news app. Damn, I might as well join the community and start developing these things myself. Jonny

4. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

well at least palm is trying.

5. DJBASS

Posts: 11; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

the iphone did not have any apps for the first year and Android has been out for a while lets compair time with concideration of knowledge of apps. it has been 6mo for WebOS check it 3 more month

6. phone333

Posts: 331; Member since: Feb 04, 2009

-I'll have to agree. Palm is making a pretty good effort in improving WebOS.

3. phone333

Posts: 331; Member since: Feb 04, 2009

I's says about 45% are good apps. There rest is crap

8. oddmanout

Posts: 443; Member since: May 22, 2009

Yeah... Most free apps are trash or either a limited lite/demo version of the original app that costs money. A lot of the apps look very mediocre. I've yet to find one that suits my interest and worth buying. But 1k apps is a good start. Hopefully they start off 2010 with some fresh apps that people will actually take interest in.

1. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

In 5 months it went from double digits to quadruple

2. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

.......bahahahahahaha!!!! Warren Buffett quotes?!?!?! I hope they have at least 1 fart app.

7. oddmanout

Posts: 443; Member since: May 22, 2009

they do! and its FREE!

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