Palm webOS Weekend Theming Madness

Theme Party!Never rains but it pours! Since our coverage last week of the theme-licious PreThemer site and accompanying Preware support, there's been quite a few exciting new developments on the webOS skinning scene. First up, Jason Robitaille's latest version 2.5 of the superb webOS Quick Install now "fully supports" theming. Jay has also created a brand-new Java app that makes it a snap to put together your own themes: the aptly-titled WebOS Theme Builder, which has a simple, user-friendly GUI for putting together your custom wallpapers and icons. Madolen of the PreCentral forums has put together a guide for newbies here.

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And speaking of PreCentral, our friends there have just launched a new theme gallery - similar in execution to their heavily-trafficked homebrew app gallery - for the uploading and sharing of user-created themes.

Finally, Rod Whitby has pushed out a fresh version (0.9.4) of his Preware Package Manager Service, which adds the aforementioned PreCentral Theme feed to Preware, helping Preware live up to its goal of being a truly 'Universal' installer. Going above and beyond the call of duty, Rod has also ensured that it's fully interoperable with webOS Quick Install, so WOQI can remove Preware-installed themes. You can use Preware 0.9 to update the Package Manager directly via Preware, otherwise it can be grabbed via WOQI.

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