Quickoffice Hints at webOS Development

Quickoffice, the developers of the outstanding Microsoft Office document editing application by the same name, called out webOS in their post, “The mobile operating system ecosystem.” That’s great news, since one of the most important missing functionality in webOS is the ability to edit Office documents.

The most important bit:

At Quickoffice, we’re extremely excited to see this development and the increased focus webOS is deservedly obtaining. We’ve already seen increased competition driving innovation in the market, with Android’s Froyo, BlackBerry OS 6, iOS and now the potential of webOS 2.0. We’ve always maintained a mission that we’ll provide robust mobile applications for our users, across all the major mobile platforms, and this scope includes webOS. I think users, and the industry in general, watching webOS will be pleasantly surprised if they continue to watch Quickoffice and our continued leadership in the mobile space. With the increased focus on smartphones, tablets and MIDs, mobile professionals need solutions that help them remain productive when away from the office and it’s our aim to ensure that‘s possible, whatever device they have. [Emphasis added.]

They also ask for feature requests for webOS:

Tell us – are you excited about webOS developments? Is there any specific functionality you’d like to see in a Quickoffice suite for webOS?

All webOS enthusiasts should know what to do by now: go comment, and show these folks just how excited we are that they’re giving our favorite mobile OS some much-needed attention.


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