2011 New Years Resolutions
- Get back in shape
- Port an app to webOS PDK
- Get my garage cleaned so I can park in it.
I’ve seen several other webOS developers and fans with similar posts, so I thought I’d join in the fun.
This is the best podcast catcher for webOS, and maybe for all mobile phones. I know there is not one on Android that is better. Subscribe to podcasts, let them download in the background, create playlists, listen to them and have them auto-delete when done. drPodder is regularly priced at $.99 and could easily command five times that. Get it!
Last Pass is a cloud-based password management tool with clients on almost every mobile platform and plug-ins for every browsers. You only need to remember 1 password to get access to all of you passwords. The app is free to download with a trial, but only $12 a year. Watch for an upcoming Security Now podcast with Steve Gibson for a detailed look at how Last Pass works if you want to know how secure Last Pass is (or isn’t). Get it!
I have purchased almost every major Twitter client for webOS and they are all awesome (Twee, Tweed, TweetMe, Spaz, Yak), but something gravitates me to Bad Kitty more than the others. Get it!
This is a cool tower defense style game I bought the moment it came out. It is very fun and challenging with a computer virus twist. I’ve spent hours playing it and it is the only game on this list (although I’ve purchased several). Get it!
I wrote Weather Dashboard, so I’m a little biased, but I wrote it for me and it’s my most used app (it’s always running in the dashboard). Weather Dashboard gives you a quick glance at the current temperature and conditions. Tap the dashboard once for today’s forecast and twice for tomorrow’s forecast. Look for version 2 in the next moth or so bring some new features. Get it!
I’m a big foursquare user and the webOS app is just as good or better than the iPhone and Android foursquare apps. The app is open source and I was using it before there were builds available (I compiled myself from github). @zhephree is an awesome and responsive developer and even offers a “now” version that is not in the official app catalog so you can get access to new features quicker. Get it! Now Version
We have many great choices for streaming music on webOS devices, but my favorite is Slacker Radio. Slacker is free to use with some restrictions on skipping songs, but is only $4.99/month for a subscription that is ad-free and offers unlimited skips. Try it free for as long as you want and subscribe if you love it. Get it!
My webOS Apps
This app is specifically for developers and allows you to see information about your apps which is pulled from Palm’s Developer Portal. You can see downloads, rating, trends, get notified when an app is published, and more. This is the easiest way to keep track of your apps. Get it!
This is the personal web site for Matt Kurio. Matt Kurio is 34 years old. He is married with 3 children. Matt graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelors in Business Administration in Management Information Systems. Matt has created this site to be a hub for all things Matt Kurio.