webOS 1.4.5 Update Released for AT&T Palm Pixi Plus

Owners of the AT&T Palm Pixi Plus should be excited today as Palm has released the webOS 1.4.5 update that should be hitting your phone OTA. The big news here is that you’ll now be able to enjoy PDK developed games, so we don’t mind if go get your Angry Birds on.

webOS Update

Full changelog:

  • Version: webOS 1.4.5
  • Release date: 11 October 2010

New applications


Feature changes to existing applications


  • This release includes minor fixes and enhancements to support the public release of the webOS PDK.


  • If a user enters text in a field on certain websites, the screen focus now remains on the text being entered.
  • This release fixes a rare problem so that podcasts now download correctly.


This release addresses several security issues with the Palm webOS software.

We’d like to thank Nils of MWR InfoSecurity and Chris Clark for their help in identifying the issues addressed in this release. Individuals interested in contacting Palm to report suspected security issues can find more information at palm.com/security.

via @palm

Angry Birds coming to webOS?

Some fantastic news dropped today in the webOS world. RovioMobile, the developer of the infamous iPhone game Angry Birds today tweeted this little nugget of joy which has brought a wave of excitement across the community:-

“For all you Palm WebOS fans out there: If enough people want it, we’ll make it. http://tinyurl.com/AngryBirdsforPalm

Yes people, this means that this great game could very well be soon making its way to our fantastic platform! Not a fan of Angry Birds?  Well, don’t be too underwhelmed. The scale of this notorious game, if ported of course, will almost certainly open the eyes of many, many top developers that have yet to either notice webOS or take it seriously. Which means a very strong potential for more fantastic apps being ported to our loving Pre’s and Pixi’s. Morever this will be sure to highlight the simplicity of Palm’s PDK and how easy it is for developers to port their existing apps to webOS. Perhaps developers are even unaware that it is now free to develop for our beloved platform, with Palm scrapping the $50 app submission fee back in June, and also dropping their $99 developer sign-up fee for a limited time only!

So what are you waiting for? Go and sign up your interest on Rovio Mobile’s website right here!

NesEM NES Emulator Now Available for webOS

Kalemsoft has released NesEM, a Nintendo NES emulator for webOS. The application is a port from their popular Palm OS app. NesEM allows you to run over 300 orginal NES games include PunchOut, Super Mario, Legend of Zelda and more. The application does not ship with the ROM’s needed, but those are available by searching the Interwebs.


NesEM supports four channel sound, game saving, automatic speed adjustment, key config control and anti-aliasing image smoothing. You can download a demo from Kalemsoft or from within Preware. The full version retails for $9.99.


For obvious reasons, this is not available in the Palm App Catalog.

So if classic gaming is your thing, you’d be hard pressed to find a better value than NesEM.

[via PalmInfoCenter]

App Catalog Additions: October 29th

Over the past day, Palm has added quite a few apps to the App Catalog. You can find the following apps available now in the App Catalog.

  • Gone Fishin’ $0.99
  • Altimeter $0.99
  • Pegged $0.99
  • WordFreak $0.99
  • Fortune Teller $0.99
  • Media Clock $0.99
  • P2Wardrobe $0.99
  • Solitaire  $0.99
  • Mosquintones $0.99
  • Zombie Invasion $0.99
  • Zip Code Tools Free
  • Word Racer Lite Free
  • Fashion News 1 Free:
  • Simple Big Book Free
  • PhotoWALL Free
  • Concert Finder Lite Free
  • Voxofon Call Abroad Free
  • TMaps – NY  Free
  • Stitcher Podcast Radio Free
  • MoreStocks Trial Free
  • MyQ for Netflix $3.00
  • DOF Calculator $1.99
  • MoreStocks $4.99
  • Guitarist’s Reference Pro $2.99
  • Color Puzzle $2.49
  • Spit $1.99
  • Classic Solitaire $1.99
  • SlidePuzzle $1.99
  • Lights $0.99
  • QuickQueue $1.99
  • Concert Finder $1.99
  • Grocery List $1.99
  • Scoop $0.99
  • Greeting Card Messages Pro $0.99
  • Net2Streams Pro $2.99
  • ICEcare $1.99
  • Pegger Meister $0.99
  • Elite GP $0.99
  • Brush Stroke Pro $2.99
  • Scientific RPN Calculator $9.99
  • MyIP $0.99
  • Quick Dialer $1.99
  • Events $0.99

For those looking to get the latest updates on new App Catalog additions, you should considering following @PalmNewApps on Twitter. This is an official Palm Twitter account that offers updates on what’s new in the App Catalog.

App Catalog Additions: October 27th

Palm let us know, via their official App Catalog Twitter feed, that a few new apps are available through the official App Catalog. You can find the following apps available now in the App Catalog. For those looking to get the latest updates on new App Catalog additions, you should considering following @PalmNewApps on Twitter. This is an official Palm Twitter account that offers updates on what’s new in the App Catalog.

  • Jobr Free:
  • Updated Absolute Fitness $4.99:
  • Updated PocketMirror Free:
  • Super Hangman Pro $2.99:
  • Blocks $2.99:

New Apps Available in Palm App Catalog, Survivors Ready Edition

Palm today offered up a number of new applications in the Palm App Catalog. Seems to be a regular occurrence and a welcome one. Once paid apps are introduced (possibly next week), we’re thinking that the adding of new apps will happen with such regularity that it won’t even be newsworthy. For now, fire up the App Catalog and you’ll see a number of new applications including one for Survivor Samoa, which airs tonight.


The new apps include:

  • Survivor Samoa
  • P2GoogleVoice
  • Ditto
  • DeadMan
  • Dot Game
  • Chess for webOS
  • Reversi
  • PicHunt – Space Explorer
  • PicHunt – Pets
  • PicHunt – Vintage
  • P2Snippets
  • MediPDA
  • Send My Location for webOS
  • TipCalc
  • Hebrew Calendar Trial Version

Have a favorite? Let us know in the comments or in our Palm Pre forums.

App Catalog Gets Three New Apps

Palm’s App Catalog now features three new applications, two of which are games.  Spades is based on the popular card game and allows for four game variants (parnter, solo, suicide, mirror).  Like others in the beta App Catalog, Spades is free but appears to be the first webOS app that is supported by advertising. Blackout is of the puzzle variety, where you must turn lights on/off.


Finally, Chapura’s Echo for Palm Desktop 6.2.2 is a synchronization solution for the Palm Pre. Features include:

  • Reliable two-way Palm Desktop Address Book and Date Book Synchronization
  • Local WiFi Synchronization

Chapura’s Echo software retails for $29.95, but they do offer a 7 day trial. For more information, contact Chapura.