It’s time for a Scope development competition!

With all of the new documentation coming to support the development of Unity Scopes, it’s time for us to have another development shodown! Contestants will have five (5) weeks to develop a project, from scratch, and submit it to the Ubuntu Store. But this time all of the entries must be Scopes. Be sure to update to […]

How to add settings to your scope

A scope can provide persistent settings for simple customizations, such as allowing the user to configure an email address or select a distance unit as metric or imperial. In this tutorial, you well learn how to add settings to your scope and allow users to customize their experience. Read…

How to customize and brand your scope

Scopes come with a very flexible customization system. From picking the text color to rearranging how results are laid out, a scope can easily look like a generic RSS reader, a music library or even a store front. In this new article, you will learn how to make your scope shine by customizing its results, […]

Write a scope in C++ for JSON data – SoundCloud tutorial

A scope is a tailored view for a set of data, that can use custom layouts, display and branding options. From RSS news feeds to weather data and search engine results, the flexibility of scopes allows you to provide a simple, recognizable and consistent experience with the rest of the OS. Scopes can also integrate […]

Let’s talk about performance

The SDK and Unity teams are constantly looking for ways to improve the overall performance and battery life of Ubuntu. Your app should be written in the same spirit: lightweight and fast. This article will show you how to measure performance in your QML app and give you some tips on avoiding common pitfalls and […]

A faster Ubuntu positioning system with Nokia HERE

We’re very excited to announce an agreement with Nokia HERE to provide A-GPS support on Ubuntu. The new platform service will enable developers to obtain accurate positioning data for their location-based apps in under two minutes, a significantly shorter Time To First Fix (TTFF) than the average for raw GPS technologies. Faster positioning While Ubuntu […]

Content Hub to replace Friends API

As part of the continued development of the Ubuntu platform, the Content Hub has gained the ability to share links (and soon text) as a content type, just as it has been able to share images and other file-based content in the past. This allows applications to more easily, and more consistently, share things to […]

Ubuntu HTML5 apps session in Barcelona

Here’s a reminder about next Monday’s 7th of July Ubuntu HTML5 apps session in Barcelona. At this free event, I’ll be presenting Ubuntu’s HTML5 development story, together with a live coding session and a Q&A round at the end. You’ll learn how to use the Ubuntu SDK and the UI toolkit to easily reuse your […]

100,000 App Downloads

It was less than a month that we announced crossing the 10,000 users milestone for Ubuntu phones and tablets, and we’ve already reached another: 100,000 app downloads! Downloads The new Ubuntu store used by phones, tablets, and soon the desktop as well, provides app developers with some useful statistics about how many times their app […]

Core Apps Hack Days Starts Now

As previously blogged we’re inviting the community to hack on Core Apps and Community Apps this week. All the details are in the post above, but here’s the executive summary:- Hack days run from 30th June till 4th July We’re hacking on the Core Apps Music, Calendar, Calendar, Clock, Weather & Calculator In addition we’re […]