Remember how webOS used to be on smartphones and tablets? Well now its going to be used for signage.
LG today announced “webOS for Signage,” a new hardware and software platform that utilizes the webOS smart TV platform. The webOS for Signage platform lets users create web-based and HTML5-based apps. The platform also allows Smart Platform Signage to be updated using a smartphone or tablet.
As part of the webOS for Signage launch, LG has teamed up with Signagelive and Ping HD, two signage companies. Signagelive is using LG’s platform to eliminate the need for external video players in a digital signage campaign, while Ping HD has released EngagePHD, a web-based design and content management app that supports LG webOS commercial displays.
It’s kind of strange to hear that the software that used to power smartphones like the Palm Pre and Palm Pixi is now on televisions and digital signage. That doesn’t mean that webOS is completely gone from mobile, though, as it appears to be powering the LG Watch Urbane LTE that was announced last month.