We all know with units sold comes third party support. We are at the end of both webos devices lifecycles yet these devices may have to represent webos for some time. I don't see any renewed interest in the Pre or Pixi by the public happening.
The contest is a good start but if 30 minute Iphone to Webos conversions is not attracting them then more needs to be done to fill the gaping software holes we have
1) Palm should contact 3rd parties directly to try and negotiate terms for their software to be ported to Webos
2) How about a open letter from Palm to developers that explains the contest that webos users could forward to show interest in their application
3) Palm should have a a department that would convert vital Iphone apps to the Pre for 3rd parties.