Team behind webOS releases its major, abandoned interface redesign to the community

Palm’s innovative mobile operating system, webOS, was never a commercial success, but the team behind it certainly had some great ideas. Now, long after HP largely abandoned the operating system, the team is releasing one of its most intriguing user interface ideas to the community for further work. The project is known as Mochi, and we first revealed it earlier this year alongside some of very last ideas that the webOS team was working on before HP scuttled its plans. The user interface overhaul introduced a cleaner, “flat” design long before Apple and Google made similar moves, and it included a feature that expanded “cards” so that you could swap in multiple panes at once for multitasking, á la Snap in Windows 8.

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