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Old 11/29/2011, 01:34 AM   #61 (permalink)
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people have now known about webOS for like 3 months, and there's still no words with friends
3 months??? WebOS launched June 6, 2009 so that would be 28 months
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Old 11/29/2011, 02:53 AM   #62 (permalink)
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I play this! my android phone is only alive because of this app...and whatsapp...
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Old 01/14/2012, 05:26 PM   #63 (permalink)
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I don't know if it was the touchpad update or the words with friends facebook app update, but if you log into facebook with the browser and try to play the facebook version you can see board and try to drag letter.

it's not exactly a webOS WWF app, but it's close!

is there a way to stop browser scrolling to make this playable?
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Old 01/17/2012, 10:04 AM   #64 (permalink)
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I've been playing Lexulous (formerly Scrabulous) via Facebook recently and I've just found out it works on my Pre3! A proper app would be nice but I won't hold my breath!
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Old 01/17/2012, 08:43 PM   #65 (permalink)
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is it really so difficult to get this game ported?
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Old 01/19/2012, 04:43 PM   #66 (permalink)
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okay, it's not perfect but this will work in a pinch. Hopefully when more patches are 3.0.5 compatible it will make it easier.

1) load the app
2) select the game
3) tap and hold the letter you wish to place
4) will holding the letter use another finger to steady the scroll bar
5) when the letter is in the right place remove both fingers
6) tap letter one time and it will fall into place
7) repeat until word is spelled
8) hit send

it's a long and tedious process but it will work in a pinch.
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Old 01/22/2012, 06:46 PM   #67 (permalink)
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is it really so hard to get this over to webOS? Even the Nook has it. So disappointing. We need to do something!
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Old 01/22/2012, 07:01 PM   #68 (permalink)
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is it really so hard to get this over to webOS? Even the Nook has it. So disappointing. We need to do something!
No, it's not hard. The developers probably just don't do it because they don't feel webOS has enough market share to make it worthwhile. It could be they don't think they'll earn much money from it, or it could be that they only have enough resources to support their apps on a certain number of platforrms, and webOS wasn't one of the platforms they chose. Of course that choice was probably made on the basis of market share!
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Old 01/29/2012, 05:01 AM   #69 (permalink)
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I wish the wwf facebook app at least worked on a Pre+. I thought maybe it would, but it gives me an error.
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Old 01/29/2012, 08:11 AM   #70 (permalink)
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No, it's not hard. The developers probably just don't do it because they don't feel webOS has enough market share to make it worthwhile. It could be they don't think they'll earn much money from it, or it could be that they only have enough resources to support their apps on a certain number of platforrms, and webOS wasn't one of the platforms they chose. Of course that choice was probably made on the basis of market share!
I wonder if you speak from experience or just 'read it on the net somewhere'. Some things are not 'easy' to port - in fact, most things probably, as webOS development, aside from the game-type development (PDK) is quite different than other phone platforms.

Since many of these games make their money from ad revenue, there isn't much incentive to port them to webOS, because there is no good ad framework for webOS. They have no way to make money from their work.
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Old 01/31/2012, 10:52 PM   #71 (permalink)
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The fact that developers don't want to Port over their apps to webOS baffles me.. Mainly because there is about 1 million Touchpads out there, or more.. Plus, there is plenty of Pre2 owners and it's not like the Veer or Pre3 didn't make any sales at all.

I just can't see how 1 million people isn't a good enough base to make one of the most popular games for..

I just want to add.... I hate .. HATE words w/ friends but I would still buy it due to the fact that everyone asks me to play (one being the woman friend).. Just saying, there is a market for this app
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Old 02/07/2012, 11:20 AM   #72 (permalink)
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I agree about some things being very difficult to port between platforms, but I can't see a game like Words with Friends being in that category? The fact it's designed to run as a web-based app from Facebook is a clue. You don't see a lot of incredibly complex apps or games running as Flash-based code, because Flash itself is somewhat limited in what it can do.

You're probably onto something when you talk about the ad revenue though. Words with Friends and many of the other online "casual" games like it give away a "free" version that the vast majority of people use. It only makes revenue for the developer by way of the ads. Then you're supposed to be motivated to pay for the full version primarily to eliminate said advertising.

I think a TouchPad version could be handled effectively by simply eliminating a free version though, and making it a paid app only on the platform.


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I wonder if you speak from experience or just 'read it on the net somewhere'. Some things are not 'easy' to port - in fact, most things probably, as webOS development, aside from the game-type development (PDK) is quite different than other phone platforms.

Since many of these games make their money from ad revenue, there isn't much incentive to port them to webOS, because there is no good ad framework for webOS. They have no way to make money from their work.
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Old 02/07/2012, 11:27 AM   #73 (permalink)
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This is an app that I would pay for!!
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Old 02/18/2012, 03:54 PM   #74 (permalink)
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The fact that developers don't want to Port over their apps to webOS baffles me.. Mainly because there is about 1 million Touchpads out there, or more..
lol...citation needed. Market share wise, WebOS is to Android/iOS as Linux is to Windows/OSX. Nobody even bothers with us.
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Old 02/18/2012, 04:03 PM   #75 (permalink)
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Well, Meg said there were over 3/4 of a million users, it was suspected that the Fire Sale sold about 800k touchpads, although from the "zombie apocalypse" thread on here, it looks like most of them ended up in the hands of a handful of actual users We sort of assume that that didn't count phone users, so a million isn't too far off base, especially considering how many different sets of units have been sold after the original fire sale as well.
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Old 03/13/2012, 09:45 PM   #76 (permalink)
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Ok, so I know that WebOS is open source but HP you need to continue with it. I love the software, I have a palm pixi as well and I just wish my touchpad had the darn apps that my android has!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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