|08/04/2014, 05:39 PM||#1 (permalink)|
I know we're in the age of "dead apps" threads which makes sense for a technically "dead" OS. But even in 2014 I sometimes go on here and find an app that I didn't know existed.
So here's what I currently have on my phone (Pre3) (will add Tablet soon) hopefully you'll find a new app or 2 and feel free to share what you have on yours.
Facebook - Obvious
Project Macaw - Twitter
FeedSpider - RSS Client
ESPN ScoreCenter - Sports Client
IAmA reddit - Reddit Client
AccuWeather - Weather Client
AuctionMate for eBay - eBay Client
wIRC - IRC Client
engadget - Tech website
Flixster - Movie Reviews (Rotton Tomatoes)
Amazon Deals - Self explanatory
E Notes (free) - Evernote Client
Boxalicious Free - Box.net Client
GuttenPodder - Podcast Player
Slacker Radio - Streaming Music
Music (Remix) - Music Player
Spotify - Streaming Music (this app is a little buggy on Pre3)
Tunein by RadioTime - Stream Music/News/Sports
SuperNES - Super Nintendo Emulator
VisualBoy Advance - Gameboy Advance/Color Emulator (Works with Pre2 and older)
2048 - Puzzle Game
Woodenigma - Puzzle Game
Sims 3 (buggy with Pre3, works with Pre2 and older)
Govnah - Control the CPU of your device
Internalz Pro - File Manager
App Tuckerbox - Control your Apps on your devices
Tweaks - Tweak your device
Save/Restore - Save and Restore your data
Lumberjack - View application/system logs
Impostah - Device/Application/Everything information
Dr. Battery - Device battery information
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|08/05/2014, 06:26 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Looking to the future, I note Herrie's warnings that there is a LOT of work to be done on LuneOS. He is trying to both manage expectations and attract developers to speed the work being done.
Success breeds success and history is littered with examples of clearly superior products failing due to the market dominance of competitors. If webOS-Ports do eventually deliver a high-quality product, it may still remain a zombie OS. In my opinion, there are two levels of success possible for LuneOS: Firstly, it will hopefully be taken up by former & current webOS users as an enthusiast's OS. Secondly, there is always the slight possiblility that it goes mainstream. (How do you think webOS is doing?)
But especially recently, the ecosystem has become a key factor: People make apps and accessories for the successful products because they provide access to the largest markets and users buy those phones because of all the apps and accessories... It's a virtuous circle.
I'm seeing stories about how maybe 50% of app developers never make any real money and from app pricing and the controversies over in-app payment, it's clear that it's difficult to get anyone to pay for stuff these days. It's a game of mass sales of low-margin products. It's hard to justify the effort of targeting smaller markets with even less chance of return. It is unsurprising that in this environment, iOS and Android have vast app catalogues while even a company with the resources of Microsoft is struggling to get some popular apps on it's system. For them, Blackberry, webOS, Firefox etc., the circle is a vicious one. Not being in the top two means very few apps are created for the other platforms. Cross-platform technologies may have some impact here, but it's hard to predict. However, a huge app-catalogue doesn't mean that all the apps are quality. It's often said that many Android apps in particular are poor.
So it seems a catalogue doesn't have to be huge if it is fairly comprehensive and of good quality. It is to be hoped that LuneOS can leverage exisiting apps, cross-platform technologies and perhaps ports from other platforms sufficient to keep the enthusiasts on board. This is also an areas where those who lack the skills to develop the OS, but can develop apps, can contribute. That level of support may create a chance for mainstream adoption and bring apps from popular services. Realistically, it's unlikely, but possible.
It's good to see a list like this and start to consider what apps will be needed to give LuneOS a fighting chance to succeed. A strategy of quantity won't happen immediately, so quality has to be adopted and if LuneOS can achieve most of what the dominat OSes can, that might be enough.
Last edited by Preemptive; 08/06/2014 at 06:09 AM.
|08/06/2014, 12:01 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Calc12CS (Financial/Scientific calculator)
ComicShelf (CBR Reader)
Dictionary (Offline dictionary)
Explorer for Dropbox
QuickChat for Facebook
FeedSpider (Feedly client)
Forums (Tapatalk client)
GC-gogo (Geocaching app)
Keyring (Password Keeper)
neato! (send messages between devices)
Opera's Bookmarks (Opera browser bookmark sync)
Piscel Smart Office
pReader (eBook reader)
Project Macaw (Twitter client)
QuickPost (to Facebook & Twitter)
ReadOnTouch Pro (Pocket client)
Splashtop Remote (VNC client)
SynerGV (Google Voice)
TapNote (Dropbox note syncing)
TMaps NY Closest Subway
TMaps - Pocket Subways
Translator (Google Translate app)
MojoWhatsup (WhatsApp client)
ZenSearch (Craigslist client)
ZIP Code Tools
Apollo (Pandora Client)
KalemSoft Media Player
Music Player (Remix)
Photo Effects Pro
PhotoMe (allows front camera for photos on Pre3)
SongID (Shazam-type app)
The Game of Life
Need for Speed: Undercover
Quell Reflect HD
Toggle4G Widget (tracks data usage)
Media Indexer Refresher
New Device Menu Patch (beta3)
USB Flash Mount OTG
WiFi File Sharing
I don't use my Pre3 as my primary phone anymore mainly due to a half-dozen other apps that have no viable option on webOS such as Instagram, SnapChat, Tinder, Square Register, etc so those apps are important to me also. Having a good modern web browser in LuneOS will go a long way with a lot of the needs people have but certain things really do need apps. Still making this list reminded me that even today the Pre3 is still a viable phone that for the most part does everything I need it to.
Additional apps/media/homebrew on TouchPad Go:
Communities (instead of Forums)
Craigslist Pro (instead of ZenSearch)
Doggy Bag (instead of ReadOnTouch Pro)
Flixi (Exhibition app)
Retune (iTunes remote controller app)
SubOrbital (to add pages to launcher)
Additional games on TP Go:
Doodle Pool HD
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
Devices: Pre3 16GB (AT&T - webOS 2.2.4) | White TouchPad 4G 32GB (AT&T - webOS 3.0.5 + LunaCE)
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|08/06/2014, 02:26 AM||#4 (permalink)|
There will be however still quite some apps that are only available natively (Instagram and some of the IM platforms come to mind). Ideally LuneOS would have a solution to run those, similar to what BB10 or Jolla has, so Android apps could also be run. Unfortunately there is no open source solution for this (at the moment) and it would require licensing fees to be paid to get this technology implemented. Anyway that's something for later, core OS functionalities still need to be fully implemented where they are missing before something like that could be in scope.
We're gradually getting more hands helping out, even when it's just with small bits of the OS.
HP Veer (daily driver), HP Pre 3, HP Touchpad Proper 4G/LTE (Sierra MC7710), HP Touchpad 32GB WiFi, Palm Pre 2
|08/06/2014, 06:21 AM||#5 (permalink)|
In addition, I believe Google's new ART engine is open source, but have no idea how much work would be required to integrate it into webOS.
|09/11/2014, 05:04 AM||#6 (permalink)|
Could you share voice recorder to me?
|10/01/2014, 11:06 AM||#8 (permalink)|
-- Sent from my Palm Pre3 using Forums
*How to install .patch files on your device*
Developer of: SMS Auto Forward/Reply, GPS Viewer,
Keyring converters for CSV, eWallet, & CodeWallet
Touchpad patches:Keyring HD,ClassicNote HD, YouTube HD (for 2.1 app), Show email recipient addresses for contacts
Phone patches: Forums fixes and enhancements patch, Weather Channel fix
All-device patches: Update GlobalSign certs, Google Sync https fix, Yahoo contact sync fix
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