A WIKI has been created here http://www.webos-internals.org/wiki/...IPKG_Installer
Version 1.1 is available in the Git repoitory link above. Check the above link for changes since 1.0.
I have created a simple standalone IPK installer.
This is a single file which contains your IPK, application details, homepage and even a donation link. Once double clicked all the user has to do is click Install and the application is installed on their phone.
What this means is applications such as filecoster, preware and preload for example could be packaged in one file for easy installation.
There are two versions of this tool. One Java (All OS’s supported) and one Microsoft Dot Net 2.0 (Windows Only, may run under Mono).
With the Java version all that is required is Novacom drivers and the WebOSDoctor.jar. (I have kept this convention to match WebOSQuick Install. (See http://forums.precentral.net/homebre...k-install.html).
The Windows Version has the following features:
• Only the Novacom drivers are required.
• This application natively supports connecting to Novacom WITHOUT the webos java file. Users don’t have to worry about downloading such a large file.
• Can detect if the installation was successful or if installation failed.
• Detects if Novacom is installed and started. If it is not started it will start it for you.
Both applications are open source and I am happy to work with anyone to include new functionality or help packaging up your application.
Please see attachments below for a pre-compiled version of Preload 2.0 Installer.
Thanks to pimpmypre from webosgroup.com for the application.
Please see my next two posts for downloads for the source and compilation installations.
Whilst this is open source if your find any of my code handy especially my work in DotNet (that took quite a bit to get working) please contact me for help and if you can please donate.