WebOS Internals has a new application for saving and restoring application data.
The documentation for Save/Restore can be found at http://www.webos-internals.org/wiki/...on:SaveRestore
http://www.webosnation.com/backup contains a very good article on how to use Save/Restore to protect the data on your device.
This is the thread in which we will work as a community to develop the best save/restore support possible for webOS.
The conceptual architecture of Save/Restore is to (on a application by application basis) be able to save and restore application data to a location on the USB drive (/media/internal/saverestore). This saved data should be able to persist across a webOS Doctor or a Palm Profile reset and be restored after you have reinstalled the application. The saved data (e.g. a saved game state in Glyder 2) should also be able to be transferred from one device to another (assuming you have legal copies of the same application on two devices). Note that the application itself is not saved or copied (as that would be a copyright violation), just the data that is generated on your device from your inputs.
The list of applications currently supported can be seen at:
If you want to be involved in the development of Save/Restore, then join the #webos-internals IRC channel and make yourself known.
If you want to have your favourite application supported, then we propose a bounty system where someone who requests support for an application offers twice the cost of the application as a bounty (so the developer who adds support can buy that app for testing, plus another of their choosing for themselves, which they will then be likely to support with a saverestore script as well).
Note that a bounty is for the initial addition of support for the desired application, it must not have any strings attached regarding ensuring that application continues to be supported into the future if webOS or the application changes.
Post #341 in this thread has instructions on how to create new save/restore scripts. Please post any scripts you create in this thread so that we can add them to the official application releases.