Jonas Neubert

builds software for laboratories
(and other things that involve bits and atoms)

World Cup Live App for webOS

Soccer world cup app with live-ish scores for Palm Pre users

At roughly the same time as when we made the calculator app for webOS there was a soccer world cup happening. As owners of one of the first amazing but ultimately ill-fated Palm Pre devices, Conny and I thought to ourselves: “We already made a calculator app, how much harder could a live score app for a major international sports event be!?”

Long story short, we figured out a way to build the only 2010 World Cup live score app for webOS on a shoe-string budget. The most memorable moment of this ridiculous project was when the server went down during a game and one of the co-founders of Palm emailed us asking if we need any help with getting things working again.

The app was free but we ended up winning a small prize in the “Palm webOS Hot Apps Competition” (one of the ways in which Palm tried to drum up developer interest in their attempt to compete with Apple and Google on app store selection).