07/11/2011, 07:08 PM
Wow - thanks for the discussion! This is useful stuff not only for me, but for the P|C community.
Everything worked out well today. Turns out their main concern was whether I'd be able to browse documentation from the vendor's site, which I was able to do effortlessly with my Touchpad.
Interesting side-note.. I brought along the Touchstone for my Pre-, and when I popped the phone on the charger and it said "bing Bing", one of the other programmers jumped up: "You have a Palm device?". He showed me his Pixi, which he's loved for two years.
I sent a link to PreCentral along, and told him about homebrew. He apparently hadn't spent any time trying to figure out how to hack his phone. He asked, "how do you root it?". I said "Konami code, which is.. " and then "oh yeah, leftrightleftright, etc". He was incredulous that Palm/HP would support and even encourage "rooting" (which is not really rooting in webOS, it's called "using your phone").
Bonus is that he's the jQuery expert onsite. I told him about the SDK and how it seemed to use a lot of jQuery syntax, and he said "dude, I'm there".
So not only do I have a cool new job, with a fellow webOS fan, but I've also got a coach for Enyo programming.
It's been a good day.