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webOSArchive (WOSA) is the unofficial repository of information, restoration efforts, and archives for Palm/HP's mobile webOS operating system. This site does not provide material or information about the spin-off operating systems, webOS Open Source Edition (wOSE) or LG's webOS for TVs.

Its the position of the curator, and the remaining webOS community, that Palm and HP's webOS devices, including the Pre series phones, the Veer and Pixi phones, and the TouchPad, remain useful devices that both provide value to their users and education to the rest of the industry. In fact, many webOS innovations have been copied by modern mobile OS developers. You can follow the ongoing efforts to restore and retain the usefulness of the platform here, or join the community and participate!

@webOSArchive 2022-01-25 9:35:47am ET

Time for a smart phone show down?

@webOSArchive 2022-01-18 6:26:14pm ET

App Museum II, the partially restored webOS App Catalog, just got updated! There's over 3000 apps to check out, including some new ones, and it now has support for @LuneOS_Ports Check it out: https://forums.webosnation.com/webos-development/332697-refurbishing-app-museum-4.html

@webOSArchive 2022-01-13 8:29:08pm ET

The first new #webOS app of 2022 is a tracker for the @NASAWebb Space Telescope. It runs on your #TouchPad or in a WebKit browser: https://forums.webosnation.com/webos-apps-games/332826-james-webb-telescope-tracker-new-2022-a.html

@webOSArchive 2022-01-11 9:08:30am ET

Also available in a Tiny Feed for retro devices to listen: https://podcasts.webosarchive.com/detail.php?id=388809

@webOSArchive 2022-01-07 11:28:21am ET

#drPodder, the best podcast app for #webOS just got a fresh new update for 2022, with new localization and a beautiful dark mode theme! Check it out at on the App Museum, or read more here: https://forums.webosnation.com/webos-apps-games/332814-drpodder-redux.html#post3457934

@webOSArchive 2022-01-04 9:17:25am ET

Pouring one out for Blackberry today. If you need your physical keyboard fix, #webOS phones like the #Pre3 still work!

@webOSArchive 2022-01-01 2:53:29pm ET

Do your New Year's resolutions include getting in shape? Slip a tiny #PalmPre or #Veer in your go bag, and do some quick work-outs where ever you go with Time Crunch, newly updated for 2022: https://appcatalog.webosarchive.com/showMuseumDetails.php?search=time+crunch&app=1005781

@webOSArchive 2021-12-27 12:06:14pm ET

The State of the Museum report offers some stats on activity on legacy #webOS: https://forums.webosnation.com/webos-development/332697-refurbishing-app-museum-4.html#post3457921

@webOSArchive 2021-12-23 3:15:53pm ET

Here's a Christmas gift for the #webOS community: Maps are back for your favorite dead device! https://forums.webosnation.com/webos-apps-games/332821-maps-back.html #TouchPad #PalmPre

@webOSArchive 2021-12-17 7:07:06pm ET

Track the big guy on your #webOS #TouchPad with the #Santa Tracker: https://appcatalog.webosarchive.com/showMuseumDetails.php?category=Curator's+Choice&count=26&app=1000278

@webOSArchive 2021-12-15 7:29:12pm ET

Read this cool story about the creation of Oregon Trail, then go play a round on your Touchpad: https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2021/11/oregon-trail-game-history-inventor-don-rawitsch.html https://appcatalog.webosarchive.com/showMuseumDetails.php?search=oregon+trail&app=1097

@webOSArchive 2021-12-14 4:03:39pm ET

The OG @backlon stopped by webOSArchive's SimpleChat today! Join the faithful on Discord/Simple chat here: https://www.webosarchive.com/docs/community

@webOSArchive 2021-12-11 5:26:50pm ET

Tons of updates today: One Night Stand adds a white noise generator, drPodder and Time Crunch can now work together to play a podcast while you work out, MeTube and drPodder now support scrubbing on media streams, and the Updater has been improved: https://appcatalog.webosarchive.com/showMuseum.php?category=Revisionist+History&count=27

@webOSArchive 2021-12-03 5:40:03pm ET

There's almost 40 active OSS projects for right now! Check them out on GitHub: https://github.com/codepoet80?tab=repositories

@webOSArchive 2021-12-02 1:00:27pm ET

My new #PalmBudsPro work great with my #webOS HP #Veer -- and my Surface Book Pro

@webOSArchive 2021-11-28 3:23:57pm ET

After 10 years, the built-in #webOS Help system on the US English #Touchpad is working again! This is an ongoing development effort, check it out here: https://help.webosarchive.com/

@webOSArchive 2021-11-27 3:33:31pm ET

21 A-list games that were previously exclusive to the #PalmPre have been patched to work on #Pre3 and #Touchpad! https://forums.webosnation.com/webos-development/332697-refurbishing-app-museum-4.html#post3457844 Check them out in the #webos App Museum: https://appcatalog.webosarchive.com/

@webOSArchive 2021-11-26 10:02:59am ET

This Black Friday, why not hop off the iJewelry upgrade treadmill, and pick up a cheap TouchPad off eBay instead? If you do, here's a free gift: a patched version of PulseAudio Restarter that actually resolves the annoying audio glitch that HP left us with https://appcatalog.webosarchive.com/showMuseumDetails.php?search=PulseAudio&app=1005795

@webOSArchive 2021-11-24 9:02:19am ET

SimpleChat, the Discord-integrated chat app for #webOS, just got bumped to 1.6.1, adding support for Imgur albums! Check it out at the webOS App Museum and install it on your #PalmPre or #TouchPad to start chatting: https://appcatalog.webosarchive.com/showMuseumDetails.php?search=simplechat&app=1005777

@webOSArchive 2021-11-23 4:53:45pm ET

Follow the end of PalmOS, the rise and fall of webOS, and all the nerdy stuff that happened in between with the newly restored PalmCast https://podcasts.webosarchive.com/detail.php?id=2778260

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