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The webOS Wish List: A browsable web-based App Catalog

When HP pulled

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, we were understandably disappointed. But HP had promised something new and innovative in the way of app discovery. That , which while new and , was lacking in a pretty important area: it existed only on the TouchPad (), leaving those of us looking to do some app browsing and comparison online in a lurch.

While we're still longing for the return of the app feeds or an appropriate replacement so we can resurrect the App Gallery in full, we'd also like to see HP go official with their own web-based App Catalog browser. And with it'd be even easier than before to , accessing all the same content in the exact same way. Plus, having a web presence there when somebody searches Google for App Catalog would be a incredibly good thing. Right now a search for App Catalog brings up results that are practically worthless to the intended purpose of the search.

Also, it should be a source of great embarrassment to HP that Apple, Google, Microsoft, and even Research in Motion all have desktop-browsable application stores. Seriously, BlackBerry beat webOS to the punch. On the web. That's not good.

Have your own thoughts on this entry? Of course you do - the comments await. Without a doubt you have your own ideas as to what ought be on the webOS wish list, and so - and an awesome discussion it has proven to be.

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