Convergence is going to be a major theme for Ubuntu 14.04, not just at the OS and Unity 8 levels, but also for the apps that run on it. The Core Apps, those apps that were developed by the community and included by default in the last release, are no exception to this. We want [...]
At the same time that Ubuntu 13.10 was released, we also went live with a new API documentation website here on the Ubuntu Developer Portal. This website will slowly replace our previous static docs, which came in a variety of formats, with a single structured place for all of our developer APIs. This new site, [...]
Ubuntu App development is growing and we are working with Vision Mobile to gain insights into the global ecosystem together, and we want to hear from you. To do this Vision Mobile launched their latest Developer Economics survey, take this opportunity to have your say about how you build your apps with Ubuntu. Prizes are [...]
Today a major milestone in the history of Ubuntu and the mobile industry has been reached: we’re extremely proud to celebrate the release of Ubuntu 13.10, the free, open source operating system for smartphones, desktop and server.
Today I took a short screencast of the winner of the Ubuntu App Showdown, a neat reddit client called Karma Machine. In the video you can see the app first at the size of a phone as I demonstrate it’s features, and then I re-size it to the size of a desktop app. Karma Machine [...]
The judging is finished and the scores are in, we now have the winners of this year’s Ubuntu App Showdown! Over the course of six weeks, and using a beta release of the new Ubuntu SDK, our community of app developers were able to put together a number of stunningly beautiful, useful, and often highly [...]
Mostly everything is ready for the judges to start reviewing the Ubuntu App Showdown apps next week, exciting times ahead!
You’ve been working hard on your app in the last week and now want to get everything ready for submitting it to the software store? It’s all working well in QtCreator, now you just want to get it out there? Fantastic! 1) Preparation First of all sign up for the Software Store Beta. Just enter [...]
So the time to get your apps ready for the Ubuntu App Showdown deadline is drawing to a close. It’s been a fun ride and it’s been truly inspiring to see the r/UbuntuAppShowdown reddit and the Ubuntu App Developers G+ page boiling with activity with participants showcasing the progress of their apps and developers helping [...]
After many months of hard work, I’m very proud to be announcing a beta launch of the click packages software store, as part of the 2013 Ubuntu App Showdown Contest. This beta is exclusively aimed at Ubuntu Touch apps that have been built using the Ubuntu SDK. Once you upload your apps, they will go [...]