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Web integration

Making the web native

Pushing the web and native boundaries


Webapps in Ubuntu blurry the bloundaries between the web and native apps by providing OS integration and increasing the visibility of websites in all devices running Ubuntu.

Not all websites are apps, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t get the same kind of support on devices. Ubuntu’s web integration enables your website to reach beyond the browser and integrate with the user interface in the same way that native, local applications can.

With Unity web integration you get more than just a separate browser window with your icon. On the Launcher you can add Quicklists to your icon, progress and counter indicators. You can add actions to Unity’s HUD just like local app menus. You can even integrate with the Messaging and Sound menus, to let users interact with your website no matter what window they have open at the time.

Secure, fast and lightweight

Webapps make Ubuntu the best platform for the web. Developers can easily integrate their websites into Ubuntu devices and users can benefit from quick, comfortable and secure access to their favourite sites.

Tightly couple with Ubuntu Online Accounts, the system handles credentials and security to effortlessly enable them access their personal data on the web.

Some of the things users can do with webapps are:

  • Launch the Last.fm music site and control the music playback from the phone or desktop
  • Access and launch social media accounts for popular sites such as Google+, Twitter or Facebook, directly from the Launcher and getting native message notifications
  • Play and pause YouTube videos from the media menu
  • Check the Gmail message count in the message indicator