Microsoft extending a hand to webOS developers

While the aftershocks from HP showing webOS hardware the door continue to ripple throughout the smartphone industry, Microsoft is extending a hand to webOS developers. Brandon Watson has extended an offer to any published webOS developer to provide them what they need to successfully transition to Windows Phone.

According to the tweet that includes phones, development tools and training. At last check the tweet has been re-tweeted 100+ times and has received several positive replies and interest from webOS developers.

Personally, I hope webOS finds a way to survive for sentimental reasons. But it's nice to see Microsoft extending a hand to the webOS community to give developers options.

source: @brandonwatson via: thenextweb

George Ponder

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.

  • I retweet it. Need to make the word go around =)
  • Im very impressed with Microsoft and there willingness to go above and beyond for windows phone. Microsoft has definitely proven there invested in windows phone. Even though windows phone still needs some work, stuff like this makes me proud to be a windows phone owner and supporter.
  • WebOS has some innovative developers. I'd love to see what they can do with the new Mango APIs they'll have available.That being said, anyone else picking up a 99 dollar Touchpad? It's dead hardware on a walking-dead OS, but jesus christ, for 99 dollars? I don't even know what I would ever use it for, but between WebOS internals and XDA I'm sure they can do a lot of interesting stuff with it.
  • I'm certainly thinking about getting one. The homebrew crowd should be going strong for a little while, at least.
  • Were you actually able to get one? I guess I should have stayed up a little later last night everywhere I check this morning is either sold out or the price hasnt been discounted.
  • I don't know if I have one or not. I ordered one on HP along with a touchstone charging dock for a combined 190. Great deal. But since about 11pm last night it's still said "verifying" on the order page.According to Slick Deals, that means HP is checking their stock to make sure they have enough. So...damn.
  • Yeah I agree with rick microsoft has shown the balls to keep going with something unlike hp. They're doing what they have to so they can have the apps everyone claims they need. Which is what hp should have done from the very start with webos. It's sad to see it die this way but I'm glad I'm on the ship sailing with microsoft rather then looking for a life boat with webos. I was on the fence with the pre 3 and the Trophy just so happens the trophy actually came out while the pre 3 may never see the light of day.
  • That's nice and everything, but didn't MS overtake WebOS in apps in a couple of months?