HP Hopes to Lure Mobile App Developers to Open webOS

Ian Paul | PC World | January 26, 2012

Third-party apps built for the open source version of webOS will work across any device or browser that supports modern Web standards such as the iPad, Google Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer, according to Hewlett-Packard. The company hopes that flexibility will attract more developers to write apps for webOS.

App makers can use Enyo 2.0, the webOS application framework, to write apps using HTML and JavaScript (two standard Web technologies) and then easily port their software to other platforms or simply offer browser-based Web apps. HP said the open source version of webOS will be renamed Open webOS and the transition to an open source project should be finished by September...