Tag Archives: apps

Help make Gnome Software beautiful

As most you you know by now, Ubuntu 16.04 will be dropping the old Ubuntu Software Center in favor of the newer Gnome Software as the graphical front-end to both the Ubuntu archives and 3rd party application store. Gnome Software … Continue reading

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Working from my Ubuntu Phone

Ubuntu has been talking a lot about convergence lately, it’s something that we believe is going to be revolutionary and we want to be at the forefront of it. We love the idea of it, but so far we haven’t really … Continue reading

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Android is not going to be a desktop OS

A while back Bryan Lunduke wrote about using Android on a desktop and he gave it a pretty good review. While I felt that the article was light on details, he defended his position and insisted that Android was, in … Continue reading

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1.0: The deadliest milestone

So it’s finally happened, one of my first Ubuntu SDK apps has reached an official 1.0 release. And I think we all know what that means. Yup, it’s time to scrap the code and start over. It’s a well established mantra, … Continue reading

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Web apps vs. Native apps in Ubuntu

A couple of days ago internet luminaries Stuart Langridge and Bryan Lunduke had a long twitter conversation about webapps and modern desktops, specifically around whether or not web apps were better than, worse than, or equal to native apps.  It was … Continue reading

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Make Android apps Human with NDR

Ever since we started building the Ubuntu SDK, we’ve been trying to find ways of bringing the vast number of Android apps that exist over to Ubuntu. As with any new platform, there’s a chasm between Android apps and native … Continue reading

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My phone is lonely, let’s fix that

I’ve been using Ubuntu on my only phone for over six months now, and I’ve been loving it. But all this time it’s been missing something, something I couldn’t quite put my finger on. Then, Saturday night, it finally hit … Continue reading

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First steps towards a converged email client for Ubuntu

Yesterday we made a big step towards developing a native email client for Ubuntu, which uses the Ubuntu UI Toolkit and will converge between between phones, tablets and the desktop from the start. We’re not starting from scratch though, we’re … Continue reading

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Ubuntu App Developer Week starts Today!

Starting at 1400 UTC today, and continuing all week long, we will be hosting a series of online classes covering many aspects of Ubuntu application development. We have experts both from Canonical and our always amazing community who will be … Continue reading

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My App Showdown Wishlist

Today we announced the start of the next Ubuntu App Showdown, and I have very high hopes for the kinds of apps we’ll see this time around. Our SDK has grown by leaps and bounds since the last one, and … Continue reading

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