WebOS Programming Tutorials

Beyond "Hello World"

Before you begin! Before starting this tutorial, you'll need to have completed the following:

These tutorials pick up after you've completed the sample "Hello World" tutorial. After you complete the tutorial on the WebOS site, you should have a basic understanding of how an application is created for the Palm Pre. Unfortunately, you're then abandoned to read about the technical specs of widgets and other things. That's quite the jump in knowledge!

So, I've created some tutorials to hopefully build on your newly acquired knowledge to expand the app you started at the WebOS site.

Enyo Tutorials for the HP TouchPad: (Not written by me)

Enyo Tutorial (The first place to start. On HP's developer site)

Extended Enyo Tutorial (The next place to go - Also on HP's developer site)

Mobile Tuts+ - Introduction to WebOS 3.0 (Enyo) (A good overview of creating Enyo apps)

Other Mojo Tutorials for webOS Phones: (Not written by me)

WebOSSchool (A very good "course" on WebOS development - Free Registration Required)

Flickr Nearby SDK Experiment (Short tutorial using the GPS)

Linux Magazine - Using Lists in WebOS (A good overview of creating lists)

WebOS Boston - Mojo Lists: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 (Working with lists: static list, using cookies and the Depot)

WebOS Boston - Basic WebOS Application and the Depot (A simple app that uses the Depot for storage)

WebOS Boston - Working with Cookies (Another demo showing how to store preferences in a cookie)

Creating your own medical apps for WebOS: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5 (This shows how to use Ares to create a basic medical app)

Introduction to webOS SDK Development: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5 (Another excellent tutorial on creating WebOS SDK apps.)

Develop your first game for Palm webOS with GMP game engine (Basic tutorial on JavaScript game development)

WebOS Internals (Great site for more than just development!)

Instructional for beginners (A PreCentral discussion/tutorial for those just starting)


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