Application:AppTuckerbox

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App Tuckerbox - Version: 1.0.0 (16 December 2011)


Summary

App Tuckerbox is a homebrew app that allows you to register your device for direct access to information gathered from HP App Catalog, Web and Beta Feeds.

Key features

  1. Access to the official Feeds (palm-catalog, palm-beta, palm-web)
  2. Install Packages without geo restriction
  3. Install Packages on all webOS devices (without compatibility restrictions)
  4. Install your previously purchased Apps on all of your devices
  5. Show the changelog of App Catalog Apps

Status

App Tuckerbox is currently in a public beta testing phase. To qualify to be part of the beta testing group, you must have purchased at least 20 webOS applications. Approval is automatic.

Developers of paid webOS applications can send their app name, tuckerbox ID, and a US promocode to apptuckerbox@gmail.com to qualify for beta testing.

Installing App Tuckerbox

App Tuckerbox 1.0.0 is available in the beta-apps feed in Preware. For further information see Testing_Feeds.

Usage

Register Process

To register a device a highly encrypted message is sent to a secure server containing your email address, your device id number and your profile authorization token. Your profile password and credit card number are not sent to the server. Your information is protected using an industry standard RSA encryption algorithm with a military-grade 4096 bit key.

A secure verification process running on the App Tuckerbox servers temporarily decrypts your stored encrypted info to verify your account status and add the information about your accessible apps to the App Tuckerbox feeds.

Access the Feeds

After a valid registration App Tuckerbox configures the Preware (version 1.9.7 or higher) feeds to access the palm-catalog, palm-beta and palm-web feeds. The feeds are now available within the feed manager. The feeds can be enabled and disabled like all other feeds within Preware.

Apps in Preware

The applications from this feeds can now be installed like other packages in Preware. You have access to all free apps in this feed regardless of country, carrier or device type. You can also install your previously purchased apps on all of your devices (e.g. TouchPad apps on Enyo-capable Phones).

You can configure Preware to show you all available Apps regardless of device compatibility. When you try to install an app that is not designed for your device a disclaimer message is shown, which you have to accept.

Operation notes

Limitations

App Tuckerbox does not allow you to purchase apps. Purchasing and billing is only the business of HP. This is not a missing feature, it is intentional.

Bugs

No known bugs.

Forum Thread

The official App Tuckerbox forum thread is at http://bit.ly/apptuckerbox-forum

Changelog

1.0.0
  • First Public Release.
1.0.1
  • Fixed https certificate installation on webOS 1.4.5 devices which was preventing registration.