Ubuntu App Showdown Winners

The winners of Ubuntu’s App Showdown contest have been announced.

RSS app ‘Lightread, web-app creator ‘Fogger‘, and boredom-buster game ‘Picsaw¬†all topped the judges vote.


The developers of the three winning apps all receive a MeeGo powered Nokia N9 mobile phone, whist the hands behind the top two – Lightread and Fogger -bag themselves a top-of-the-line System76 laptop each.

A further 3 applications – these winners excluded – will be eligible able to win Nokia N9 phones should they top the community vote later this month.


Of the 130+ applications that qualified for the contest all were judging against the same criteria. This included marking an app on its design; how stable it was; and how well it integrated into the Ubuntu desktop.

As one of the Judges for the contest I can tell you that wading through so many applications, and using them long-enough to mark fairly, was a task and a half! But the breadth and variety of apps submitted made it a joy to be part of.


All of the three winning applications can be downloaded right now from the Ubuntu Software Center.

Install Lightread in Ubuntu

Install Fogger in Ubuntu

Install Picsaw in Ubuntu

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