Creative talented third-party developers, Ubuntu developers and Ubuntu designers are gathered under the fruitful roof of Ubuntu Touch Core Apps, official project aimed at creating a set of core applications for Ubuntu converged (yet, initially aimed at phones).
Weeks ago, Canonical launched an exciting Juju Charm Championship, allowing interested developers to win substantial $10,000 prizes by creating Juju charms, charms then judged and honored with interesting prizes and the chance of participating to marketing campaigns in order to promote the charms and connect them with users.
Hours ago, the in-progress virtual UDS started, bringing another bundle of interesting video sessions available for people all over the world.
Unity, Mir, app development, Juju, as well as plans, to-land features and cutting-edge discussions, are among the topics being covered in the next three days.
The August's UDS started with an introduction conducted by Ubuntu's Jono Bacon, introduction followed by the Mark Shuttleworth's keynote, online keynote offering an enjoyable perspective on things past, present and future.
On January 2013 Canonical announced the upcoming work on creating, developing and strengthening Ubuntu Touch, announcement followed by a solid, vigorous and fruitful set of achievements.
Moreover, the development on Ubuntu Touch continues with new fronts conquered on a constant basis, more and more giving to Ubuntu Touch more integrated components, including related to its under-the-hood platform.
Ubuntu Developer Summit is an exciting official event gathering numerous developers, professionals, company representatives, etc, into an open discussion, where plans, goals, approaches related to the upcoming months' Ubuntu development are presented and explained.
Months ago, the UDS was shifted to a video-based online attitude, therefore, users from all over the world are now able to hassle-free watch the video sessions and thus learn, find out about exciting upcoming features and major changes in Ubuntu.
Sudoku App is a core application designed in mind with incarnating the classic sudoku game into a polished eye-catching Ubuntu SDK interface, expressing a captivating game action with pleasant-to-the-eye blocks, optimized behaviors and an overall elegant look & feel.
Across the latest weeks, Sudoku App has received an interesting Suru style variation, replacing the generic background with a purple background and refined visuals.
Shutter is a solid full-of-features screenshoting utility featuring a complete properly-structured base of functionalities: under one roof, the handy tool allows the user to screenshot apps, portions of the desktop, websites, as well as to edit images (both own and foreign) and upload them to several online services.
Ubuntu uses File Roller (Archive Manager) as the default archive manager, powerful utility allowing the user to both extract and create archives.
Among its functionalities, Archive Manager features archive encryption, namely, encrypting files into archives with user-defined passwords.
Calibre is a powerful, advanced and solid e-book library management application that centers a colossal amount of features, functionalities and support, including e-book conversion, dedicated e-book viewer, online service integration and rich-metadata capabilities.
Days ago, Calibre 1.0 was released, 1.0 version introducing an exciting cover-grid view and an up to 3 times faster rewritten-from-scratch database backend.
Clock App, Music App, Terminal App, File Manager App are among the core applications presently being developed under Ubuntu Touch Core Apps' umbrella.
Across the latest weeks, more and more core applications have received fancy official designs, resulting good-looking applications with modern shapes, carefully-selected backgrounds, optimized interaction behaviors and an overall content-centric look & feel.