The Ubuntu SDK preview is just over 2 months old, but we’ve already seen a lot of development starting with it. Read below for a high-level look at some of the apps that are currently being written.
Shortly after making Ubuntu Touch and the SDK preview announcements, we kicked off an effort to develop the core applications for Ubuntu devices in the open with full community involvement. We identified a number of desired applications, recruited interested community contributors, and dedicated design and project management resources from Canonical staff.
The actual development phase for these apps has only recently started, but some of them have shown a huge amount of progress already.
The Calculator app has made huge progress, and has been working closely with Canonical designers to work out the user interface and user experience.
Likewise,the Calendar app developers have been iterating over their UI/UX with the design team, and are making fast progress on the front-end.
The Clock app is also sporting a functional, stylish analog dial that shows your current time, with screens staged for more features to come.
Even the weather app has seen some UI work recently
But wait! There’s more!
The Core Apps developers aren’t the only ones working with the Ubuntu SDK preview, we’ve seen a number of 2nd and 3rd party app developers writing new apps or porting existing ones. Here’s a short list of the ones that I’ve seen in development:
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A simple number guessing game
Alternative Weather App
Community developer Joseph Mills independently created another Weather app
Gwibber microblogging client developer Ken Vandine has started porting it to a QML front-end using the Ubuntu SDK
Everybody’s favorite number puzzle, you can now play Sudoku on Ubuntu Touch using the SDK components.
Or the lesser known number puzzle: Akari
If number puzzles aren’t your thing, you can always group and pop some bubbles with SameGame
Vibhav Pant gives us hope that a mobile chess app will be available soon, by porting his chess engine to the Ubuntu SDK
Speaking of things too come, Novacut developer David Jordan has also been playing with the Ubuntu SDK and gives us this teaser
But if you just want to kick back and catch up on some Ubuntu news, you can try the OMG!Ubuntu Reader
And for the rest of your news reading, you can use this Google Reader built with the Ubuntu SDK
Keep up with your friends using this WhatsApp client for Ubuntu Touch
And then of course there’s this. I don’t even…