“Today is a great day for Open webOS. We have completed our initial roadmap and are releasing Open webOS 1.0 on schedule, as promised.” The only use they mention in a video of WebOS running on a TouchSmart? Hotel kiosks. Sigh.
Open webOS 1.0 released
2012-09-28 Wireless 10 Comments
Oh man…talk about excitement deflated. Firstly the video looks like it was made in the early 90s. Secondly, the guy looks like he is in pain doing this video and the long pauses with turn arounds are killer. Thirdly, Web OS looks laggy on the desktop. Where Thom’s heart is for BeOS, I think my heart is for WebOS and it kills me to see it in this light.
Besides hotel kiosk Touchsmarts, there’s Open webOS on a Nexus: http://www.webosnation.com/open-webos-oe-booted-galaxy-nexus-webos-…
Edited 2012-09-29 07:35 UTC
It does seem bizarre that the original webOS started on phones and tablets and yet openwebOS is demo’ed on an HP TouchSmart PC (which I doubt many people have even seen) and *not* on a phone or tablet where surely its more suited for the consumer?
To use hotel kiosks as an example seems fairly obscure (and with no actual demo apps shown for kiosks, it remains just a pipedream). If I were demo’ing openwebOS, I’d have shown a few typical apps running (e.g. an office suite, a browser, a game, a video camera app) to at least prove that you can do some common things that we’d expect and then maybe shown a few features that are unique (more about the card system and the ability to flick to close etc.).
The whole video came off as very flat – personally, I’d have a bit of unobtrusive background music, a short intro and then go fullscreen to show openwebOS in action (we don’t need to see the bloke once he’s introed openwebOS).