The legacy of Palm is almost all but gone but bits and pieces still live here and there. Now the team behind WebOS has just released Mochi, a software design language meant for the mobile platform that unfortunately didn’t see the light of day. Until now.
The story of WebOS isn’t exactly a good one, though it technically isn’t over yet. Starting out as Palm’s last effort to stay afloat, the operating system switched hands when HP acquired Palm and was eventually sold off to LG to power its next generation of smart TVs. In what some might see as poetic justice, HP has just recently agreed to settle a class action suit revolving that same OS to the tune of $57 million.
As the Enyo team is no longer able to maintain Mochi, the torch is being passed to the Enyo community and the open source world in general. While the UI library isn’t usable as is to other platforms and frameworks outside of Enyo, now that it is open source, it will be interesting to see if someone will take Mochi’s design and make it available in themes.