If you missed it, I posted an earlier round of SDK apps a couple weeks ago. Well the pace of new app development didn’t slow down, so here I am again with another round of apps being written with what is still an alpha version of the Ubuntu SDK.
Core Apps Update
First an update on the Ubuntu Touch Core Apps project. I highlighted a few of these already in my last post, but in the past week those apps have received several updates, and others have had the initial features start to land as well.
In addition to being able to scroll back through previous calculations, the Calculator App developers have now added the ability to start a new calculation by dragging up and “tearing off” the current one, moving it into the history for later browsing.
The Clock app has been given a slight visual update on the main screen, and all new stop watch functionality too!
The Calendar App now shows events for the day, and will take over the full screen to let you easily view your busy schedule.
The weather app too has added some visual features, and with the detailed design workflows just released, you can expect to see major changes coming to this app soon.
The RSS Reader got off to a good start this week, allowing you to add feeds and read articles, either all aggregated together or one feed at a time.
Finally, the File Manager is now working enough to let you browse through files and folders, and even open files in the appropriate application
A man of many talents
Developer Ashley Johnson has been working on a couple of new apps using the Ubuntu SDK. His first was a touch-friendly version of the Ubuntu Software Center:
Followed up earlier this week with an Ubuntu Touch client for the Pivotal Tracker project management web service:
Ubuntu Loves Reddit
We must, because there is not one, not two, but three separate Reddit apps being written with the Ubuntu SDK.
Ultimate Time Waster
Even Canonical’s VP of Engineering, Rick Spencer, has gotten in on the fun. Though his app, which gathers funny pictures from across the internet for easy browsing, it’s as productivity-focuses as you might expect.
Dawning of the age of Aquarius
Canonical’s Stuart Langridge (aquarius on IRC, for those who don’t get the reference) is our resident audio-phile, which might explain why he’s written two music apps with the Ubuntu SDK, one for Ext.fm and another for Ubuntu One’s Music Streaming service.
Developer Michał Prędotka is porting his desktop timer app Zeegaree to the Ubuntu SDK
GPS Workout tracker
Fitness trackers are becoming more and more popular, especially as mobile apps. Ready to meet this demand is Marin Bareta and his workout tracker for Ubuntu Touch
QQ, the popular instant messaging service out of China, is getting it’s own native uQQ Ubuntu SDK client thanks to developer 锐 郑 (shared to me by Szymon Waliczek)
Resistor Color Codes
I’m not electrical engineer, so I don’t know exactly what this does, but if you do I bet it would be handy to have available in your pocket, so thank Oliver Marks for making it.
Last but not least, I just saw this stock price tracker from Robert Steckroth
If you are writing an Ubuntu SDK app, or have come across one that I haven’t blogged about yet, be sure to drop me an email or ping me on IRC. I get the feeling this isn’t the last SDK Apps update I’ll be posting.