Jan 25, 2013

Canonical invites designers for creating default Ubuntu Phone Apps

Canonical which recently announced the Ubuntu phone is inviting the community to build default core set of apps for the Ubuntu phone. Interested Designers and developers can visit https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuPhone/CoreApps/ and click on the default apps to get started. Canonical has taken Ubuntu Phone as the most important project which can compete with Apple and Android. Though a late entrant into the mobile sector, the Ubuntu community is optimistic about the success of Ubuntu phone. 

The most important feature of Ubuntu phone is that it works on native apps and HTML5.  HTML5 is going to define the future of the web so ubuntu phone has chose HTML5 for web. The apps development is done using the native coding, which is c and c++ because the native apps directly run on the hardware unlike the android apps or java programs which run on a virtual machine. Android apps and java apps which run on virtual machines cannot make better utilization of the underlying hardware resources. Native apps have the upper hand when it comes to the efficient utilization of the hardware resources like graphics. 

Another important feature is the convergence  The apps can run of desktop, laptop, Ubuntu phone. So where ever you go or what ever device you may be using, you always have your data, apps with you. 

For more information on ubuntu phone visit http://www.ubuntu.com/devices/phone or watch the below video by the founder of canonical.