Poll: What’s Your Favorite Twitter App for webOS?

Do you tweet, follow and enjoy the chirp of Twittering on your webOS device? If so, take part in our poll and let us know what Twitter app should reign supreme. Feel free to offer up your comments if you’d like elaborate on why you feel your selection is the best of the bunch. Is it Tweed, Twee, Spaz or Bad Kitty? twitter-for-webos

App Catalog Additions: October 16th

Time for another round of App Catalog Additions, tracking new applications that enter the official Palm App Catalog.


  • Tweed $1.99 : New paid version offers direct photo upload, full screen profile pics, new notifications dashboard. There is also a lite version which is likely similar to your existing app if you are using Tweed.
  • Yell.com Free : Yell.com lets people find local businesses and service prividers from Yell’s comprehensive UK Yellow Pages listings.
  • TWiT by Mediafly Free: Mediafly Mobile featuring TWiT.tv allows you to access the entire TWiT Netcast Network all of the audio shows and the new video shows.
  • Mediafly Mobile Video + Audio Free: Mediafly Mobile for the Palm webOS allows you to access the best of the web’s audio and video netcases and podcasts directly from the Palm Pre.

Clearly, the big news today is the release of the paid version of Tweed. The pricing is introductory, so those looking to upgrade to the paid version should do so early.

Download any of the new apps? Have a favorite? Let us know in the comments or in our Palm Forums.

Moving the Palm App Catalog in the right direction

Palm today is rumored to be introducing paid apps into the Palm App Catalog. It’s still not clear if this will mark the removal of the beta tag that had adorned the store since it was launched back in June. Since it’s inception, the App Catalog has seen a slow, but steady stream of free applications. The process of downloading apps is seamless and borrows from the highly successful App Store model developed by Apple. The frustration for many users has been the lack of applications and we’re hoping that the introduction of paid applications paves the way for an increase in the quantity and quality of apps.


Much of this frustration has been offset by the availability of homebrew apps, which numbers well over 200 applications. This week, a  developer voiced his frustration with the process of getting free apps accepted into the official catalog. In Palm’s defense, the task off getting a fully functional App Store running is not easy and will only improve in time. The company has hired Ben Galbraith and Dion Almaer to help run their developer program. The two founded Ajaxian.com and led a team creating developer tools for Mozilla. Making it easier for developers to get both paid and free apps in the App Catalog should thankfully be part of their mandate. Galbraith was quick to respond to concerns voiced by Jaime Zawinski, a move that shows Palm is committed to getting this right. Making it easier for developers to submit free applications results in more free applications for end users through the traditional outlet.

Offering developers the opportunity to sell their applications will certainly expand the App Catalog. We’re guessing that some application developers were likely sitting on the sideline until this feature was introduced. Even existing applications will get a boost in functionality at a price. Pivotal Labs’ Tweed will be available as a paid app. It will share similarities to the free app, but with a host of new features.

The App Catalog’s process has been slow, but methodical. Today marks a big step in the right direction. What are your expectations? What’s on your checklist of apps you’d like to see today? What price are you willing to pay for that app? Sound off in the comments or in our Palm Pre forums.

Palm Partners with Federated Media on Twitter Trend Tracker

Palm has partnered with Federated Media on a new Twitter trends tracker. The site features the top 10 Twitter trends and shows related tweets as they happen. The site is heavily sponsored by Palm, showcasing the Pre running Tweed, one of the Twitter apps available in the Palm App Catalog. The “Pre Trend Watch” builds on Palm’s thinking ahead mantra and displays future trends that are on their way up.


You can find the site at http://wwww.palmtrendtracker.com. It’s an interesting marketing effort and the site will garner usage from potential Palm customers. Check it out and let us know what you think in the comments or in our Palm Pre and Pixi forums.

[via PreThinking]