10/22/2012, 06:48 PM
Here's a simple app I made in a day for the purpose of displaying charging status of attached webOS devices. It has been tested on the webOS 2.x emulator, and on my 3.0.5 TouchPad. That means it will work for Pre2, Veer, Pre3, and TouchPad. I have not tested it on any 1.x devices (I don't have any), but as long as those devices have the same service calls, the app should work with them.
This release is for PC only, because it relies on the .NET Framework. If you can get it working on Mono, good for you. You will also need a working copy of Novacom installed. Readme is included. Make sure you read it.
An interesting feature of this app is it can monitor battery status remotely. That is, if your system's Novacom service can detect your device, you can use this app with it, even if it is not connected directly via USB. Look at this thread for info on Novacom over network: https://developer.palm.com/distribut...?f=119&t=19787. If you decide to try this and bind Novacom to a different address/port, in the "Select Device..." dialog box is a "Controller..." button, where you can specify the address and port of the Novacom service.
Updated: fixed inconsistent status querying