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    Webos App Museum

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    What it is not
    The webOS App Museum is NOT a store. Please let that sink in: NOT a store. It's also not an archive of apps. The webOS App Museum doesn't store any apps.

    So what is it?
    It's a museum. It shows which apps we used to have. As said, we do not provide apps ourselves. But if you have archived them, you can link using FTP. If you want to do this you will need to have Preware installed as this is used to download and install the IPK files.

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    Download location
    http://www.banneret.nl/webos/apps/co..._0.6.4_all.ipk

    Compatibility
    The current App is optimized for the Touchpad but has also been tested to work with Pre3 but with limited performance.

    Additional settings
    Images are hosted on Palm's CDN as it is still working. This does, however, mean that you will have to edit your hosts file to access the images. You will need to add the following to your hosts file (and chances are, you already have):
    23.4.17.24 cdn.downloads.palm.com

    More info: https://pivotce.com/2015/06/15/tip-e...-palm-servers/

    User Interface
    The user interface of the App Museum is derived from the old Palm App Catalog with some changes and additions. With categories on the left side, the applications in the middle and a description of the selected application on the right.
    Apps we know are archived, are marked with an orange card.
    You can bookmark apps for a later time.
    The search-bar does not, at this time, support live-search. So you will need to hit Enter before a call is made to the backend. On the Pre(3), the search-bar is hidden until you use the keyboard while the second view is active.
    The 'more apps' button will show you all other apps by the currently selected vendor.

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    Settings
    In the settings you can change some general settings, making the icons big and small and resetting to default values. Configure the archive location connecting to your personal FTP and advanced features that help with performance (especially in the Pre3).

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    Last edited by JVLebbink; 05/16/2018 at 09:45 AM.
    Running a Pre 3 (daily driver), Pre (advanced alarm clock), Touchpad 32GB with Android (hate it), Touchpad 64GB Panda with WebOS, and a Veer (for my wife).
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    Took a small bit but i've finally installed it.
    It's a really well made job.
    Last edited by mazzinia; 05/16/2018 at 12:19 PM.
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    Thanks a lot, I'll try it.
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    Gorgeous.
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    Already used it quite few times for research.
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    Wow, nice little app...

    Btw. do any of you get any images downloaded? I already made the hosts hack but nope.

    Also is there a source code available? I am thinking about a little feature expansion to make the app discover the available versions of programs. Currently even if I happen to have archives of programs, the versions in the museum mostly differ from the versions in the archive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tylla View Post
    Wow, nice little app...

    Btw. do any of you get any images downloaded? I already made the hosts hack but nope.
    I see pictures.

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    Yep, now I see them as well - screwed up the hosts hack...

    The main question still remains, is there a source for the museum app somewhere available?
    As I mentioned in my previous post lots of apps have different versions in the museum app and in the FTP so you can't really use the museum to install them. A feature should be added to parse the feed to discover the available versions and list them. I would be willing to look into this but It would be way easier to start with the official source...

    So JVLebbink or anyone else: source of App Museum?
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    Thank you JVLebbink for this nice app. It makes it much more convieniet to browse through all the apps on the public ftp.
    However I found few things to be improved:

    FTP is used in capital letters. This does not work on some ftps. Please use small letters instead.
    When there is no password, is it possible to avoid the : after the username ?

    Currently I manage those two manually on each app, which is workable - having this incorporated would be awesome!

    Br,
    Steffen
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    Hi All,

    First of all, sorry for the late reply.

    Quote Originally Posted by tylla View Post
    The main question still remains, is there a source for the museum app somewhere available?
    ...
    So JVLebbink or anyone else: source of App Museum?
    Not at this time. That is mostly due to the fact that the front-end and the back-end (the data-server) are tightly interwoven (as you can imagine), and we don't want people to mess with the latter (understandingly). This is something that we do consider for the future, but nothing concrete (and no promises).

    Quote Originally Posted by tylla View Post
    I am thinking about a little feature expansion to make the app discover the available versions of programs. Currently even if I happen to have archives of programs, the versions in the museum mostly differ from the versions in the archive.
    Quote Originally Posted by tylla View Post
    As I mentioned in my previous post lots of apps have different versions in the museum app and in the FTP so you can't really use the museum to install them. A feature should be added to parse the feed to discover the available versions and list them. I would be willing to look into this but It would be way easier to start with the official source...
    This is a feature we can certainly look into. If I understand it correctly from your description, you want to
    A. be able to see which apps you have installed are also on the FTP and
    B. whether they are the same version or higher
    Do I understand you correctly?

    Quote Originally Posted by steffensammet View Post
    FTP is used in capital letters. This does not work on some ftps. Please use small letters instead.
    When there is no password, is it possible to avoid the : after the username ?
    Those changes should be relatively small. So we will look into that.

    Regards,

    J
    Running a Pre 3 (daily driver), Pre (advanced alarm clock), Touchpad 32GB with Android (hate it), Touchpad 64GB Panda with WebOS, and a Veer (for my wife).
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    Quote Originally Posted by JVLebbink View Post
    This is a feature we can certainly look into. If I understand it correctly from your description, you want to
    A. be able to see which apps you have installed are also on the FTP and
    B. whether they are the same version or higher
    Do I understand you correctly?
    Well, not quite, although I have to accept, not a bad idea.

    My idea was about a feature that would scan the FTP and populate a drop-down list on every app page, in which all the available versions would be listed so one could choose the one to install.
    I know this could take a good amount of processing, so maybe this should be cached on the device. Or if that helps we could make a separate program that would index all the files on the FTP site so that the whole information could be downloaded in one (compressed) file.

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