SlingPlayer for webOS Not Coming Anytime Soon

Zatz Not Funny spoke with SlingMedia’s mobile product manager and Palm’s webOS is currently being “evaluated”. The company has announced apps for iPhone, BlackBerry and last week they announced an Android client. We’re not sure if this due limitations in SDK or perhaps the market is not large enough yet.


PreCentral reports via Fierce Mobile that SlingMedia has announced a collaboration to support the Flash streaming protocols for the “smooth streaming of H.264 audio and video”. They theorize that when Flash support is offered in webOS 1.4, you’ll be able to run the full SlingPlayer app.

Call us skeptical, but we don’t see a Flash based app working on par with native apps available on other platforms. With more carriers, more webOS device owners, hopefully that will tip the scales and incentize SlingMedia to jump in and bring a proper SlingPlayer app to the App Catalog.