WebOS has been the kiss of death in the tech industry and nobody has really made it work since it was first developed by Palm. HP tried to make a go of it with their ill-fated TouchPad, and was promptly killed off three months after their only commercially viable product. LG is trying hard to make it relevant on their entire line of televisions. We will soon see it on 3D/4K and other new tv’s in their portfolio within the next few months.
Today, Good e-Reader got an exclusive hands on demo with WebOS for televisions and we get a sense of what it brings to the table. LG is going to be running their own video and television rental service under the LG Store. They have deals with major studios and were showing off Spider Man, Hunger Games and many other popular movies. They also have a dedicated section of the store for WebOS apps. You can install Netflix, Hulu, Skype, Facebook, Twitter and tons more.
I tried to confirm what the submission process would be for indie developers wanting to port over their apps they developed for the TouchPad and what the guidelines for apps actually are. No one at the event had any clue and I was told no one even asked that question but me, and everyone was fairly confused.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.