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Why developers shouldn't abandon WebOS yet

By Neil McAllister
Created 2011-08-25 03:00AM

Why developers shouldn't abandon WebOS yet

Hewlett-Packard's surprise announcement that it would end production of its WebOS smartphones and tablets [1] left a lot of developers in a lurch (although exact numbers are hard to come by). As of now, the WebOS development community is effectively an ecosystem in search of a platform.

What next? The smartphone OS market is consolidating, with the lion's share divided between Google's Android and Apple's iOS. Either one of those would be a fine choice for WebOS developers looking to jump ship, but neither offers a development environment that much resembles the WebOS SDK. Meanwhile, Microsoft has been actively wooing WebOS developers [2] to come over to Windows Phone 7, with promises of free smartphones, training, and tools.