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  1.    #1  
    Palmdroid has been cancelled. Follow TouchDroid for the next best alternative.
    Last edited by FAILHARD; 08/23/2011 at 10:28 PM.
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    I love webOS and I love the amount of apps available on Android. For me, this is perfect because I don't want to wipe webOS or dual boot.
  3. #3  
    cool!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FAILHARD View Post
    After speaking with some of you it has become readily apparent that while many people are comfortable waiting for a full android release for the HP Touchpad, there are also quite a few people out there that do not want to switch to a full android OS but simply wish they could have access to the vast app collection that android has to offer.

    For these people I offer a solution.

    Palmdroid

    The Palmdroid project is going to be an ongoing development project to bring a Dalvik like port to the Palm/HP WebOS operating system.

    The goals of this project are as follows:

    1) to offer a Dalvik port to WebOS that allows for android app emulation as if they were native WebOS apps much like Alien Dalvik on the nokia n900 or the app emulator of the blackberry playbook

    2) Share useful information throughout development with the Touchdroid team as to help them reach their end goals and avoid conflicting and overlapping work as well as to foster collaboration and new ideas to speed the project along.

    3)If possible (either worked into the project from the start or through later additions) provide the emulator as a download through the WebOS homebrew App catalog.


    Now with the goals outlined I'll move on to how this is going to get going and what needs to happen next.

    1) First and foremost... I need volunteer developers. If you have experience with Dalvik, WebOS development, Android development, UI development, C++, Java, Etc. I would like you to PM me with details regarding what you can help with. I have some java and C++ experience as well as a ton of web dev and project management experience but with alot of this I am learning as I go and if this is going to get done with any sort of speed I NEED your help.

    2) I will be setting up communication channels for the dev team to discuss what needs to be done, share work, etc.

    3) I will be setting up a web page (an extension off of my own since I can't finance purchasing another hosting account or domain name right now) where there will be regular updates on the status of the project as well as a section for the dev team as a repository for project related research, source code bits, group status reports etc.

    Until the aforementioned steps are met this thread will be used to offer info, updates, and discussion related to development of Palmdroid.

    I hope to have the support of the community here as we move ahead... i know I am new around here but I am very passionate about making this happen.

    WebOS is a great operating system... and Android has some amazing apps... won't it be an amazing world when you can have both!

    Palmdroid Coming Soon


    Link to the XDA Thread: Official: Palmdroid Development Thread (android app emulator for WebOS) - xda-developers
    No offense here and I'll support you of course but android has fewer apps for Tablets than webOS right? So I guess that we' re talking about the apps for mobile in android. How are the rest of the apps are going to be handled? By just stretching the screen?

    I would really be keen on seeing this emulator for webOS for mobile and not for the touchpad.
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    YES YES YES!!! This is exactly what I was thinking we need. Not a complete new OS but an emulator! I thought about it but my coding days are so over... I wouldn't know where to begin so I can't help but if you need beta testers or just a cheering section I am so there!
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    I switched to android on Thursday of last week and was hoping that this was a thread to convert the lousy android os to be like webOS. I personally have no interest in making anything I own running webOS to look or act like android.

    Just my $0.02 worth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by viper151 View Post
    No offense here and I'll support you of course but android has fewer apps for Tablets than webOS right? So I guess that we' re talking about the apps for mobile in android. How are the rest of the apps are going to be handled? By just stretching the screen?

    I would really be keen on seeing this emulator for webOS for mobile and not for the touchpad.
    Android has around 500 hundred tablet apps and maybe more. Unlike Webos which treats Enyo and Mojo apps as separate things android works like ios. While there were Devs who build Tablet apps, alot of devs just updated the existing app to run in tablet mode when on a honeycomb system.

    So in other words no. Also even if it were true the Big apps are the ones on android tabs.
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    I'm looking forward to this far more than a full Android port. I'm afraid my programming knowledge is only a little beyond hello world, otherwise i'd jump on board myself.
  9.    #9  
    Looks like this is going to work out so well. Oracle doesn't really want people using Dalvik, it's why elgoog got sued. Looks like this project has died. );
  10. #10  
    Good luck to you!
    The webOS Internals people are really the ones you need helping you.
    "Be excellent to each other!" -Bill & Ted
  11. #11  
    That has to be the shortest project ever. Seems like there should be something that could be done.
  12. #12  
    The project is not dead. The official topic is here : [ANDROID] Official Palmdroid Development Thread - Page 2 - xda-developers

    If you want to chat with devs
    http://webchat.freenode.net/?channel...NSYxMj10cnVl20

    Give your support to the devs if you like this !

    Thank for them
  13. #13  
    +1 ^^^ ...

    PalmDroid IRC - freenode Web IRC (qwebirc)
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    I'd love to see this work. It would be sooooooooo much better than a full Android port.
    Long live webOS!
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    Will WebOS Internals be helping Palmdroid Project? Perhaps, another round of donation for this joint effort? It will be great to get some apps from the Andriod market to run on WebOS such as Whatsapp.

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