HP announces app discovery resource for TouchPad

Pivot is an editorial resource that will highlight apps available for HP's upcoming TouchPad tablet

A downloadable application discovery resource for Hewlett-Packard's upcoming TouchPad tablet will help grow the webOS developer community, the company said Thursday.

The resource is called "Pivot" and it will include descriptions, reviews and features on a range of applications for webOS 3.0, which is TouchPad's OS, HP said. Pivot will help customers select apps and also expose developers to a wider marketplace, which will boost the developer community, HP said.

Pivot content will be tailored to specific interests and languages of users, HP said. It will be available on a monthly basis in English, French, German and Spanish. Updates will be sent directly to users.

HP did not say when Pivot will be available for download, but the company is trying to attract developers to write applications for its TouchPad tablets ahead of the product's release, with the Wi-Fi version due out next Friday in the U.S., priced at US$499.99 and $599.99 for 16GB and 32GB storage, respectively. The TouchPad is scheduled for release in the U.K., Ireland, France and Germany on July 2 and in Canada on July 15.

The availability of a lot of applications has helped drive the success of other tablets, most notably Apple's iPad. HP has said thousands of apps are available for WebOS, but has not given a specific number that will be available for the TouchPad. More than 90,000 applications are currently available for the iPad.

Join the newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.
Rocket to Success - Your 10 Tips for Smarter ERP System Selection

Tags hardware systemstablet PCslaptopsHewlett-Packard

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Agam Shah

IDG News Service
Show Comments

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Ben Ramsden

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

Brainstorming, innovation, problem solving, and negotiation have all become much more productive and valuable if people can easily collaborate in real time with minimal friction.

Sarah Ieroianni

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.

Ratchada Dunn

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The Huddle Board’s built in program; Sharp Touch Viewing software allows us to easily manipulate and edit our documents (jpegs and PDFs) all at the same time on the dashboard.

George Khoury

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The biggest perks for me would be that it comes with easy to use and comprehensive programs that make the collaboration process a whole lot more intuitive and organic

David Coyle

Brother PocketJet PJ-773 A4 Portable Thermal Printer

I rate the printer as a 5 out of 5 stars as it has been able to fit seamlessly into my busy and mobile lifestyle.

Kurt Hegetschweiler

Brother PocketJet PJ-773 A4 Portable Thermal Printer

It’s perfect for mobile workers. Just take it out — it’s small enough to sit anywhere — turn it on, load a sheet of paper, and start printing.

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?