Articles Tagged appshowdown

Prizes Ahoy! Ubuntu Scope Showdown Kicks Off

SDK at the ready: Ubuntu has launched a new development competition for its mobile platform, with some swish prizes up for grabs for the winners.

6 November 2014

Ubuntu Touch App Showdown Kicks Off, Nexus 4 Phones Up for Grabs

The Ubuntu App Showdown is back – and this time it’s aiming to bolster the app offerings of Ubuntu Touch ahead of its planned 1.0 release this October.  The contest follows a similar structure to […]

7 August 2013
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20 Must-Have Ubuntu Showdown Apps

Last month developers across the world spent three short weeks crafting over 130 applications as part of the Ubuntu App Showdown contest. From these, three winners were picked by a jury of judges: RSS reader 'Lightread', puzzle game 'Picsaw' and web-app creator 'Fogger'. But that's not where the contest ends. It's now up to you to decide which apps win the last 3 prizes up for grabs. To help you get started we've listed our top 20 submissions - jury winners omitted - that are worth installing regardless of whether you intend to vote or not

16 August 2012
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Ubuntu App Showdown Community Vote Begins

Community Voting on the 130+ apps submitted to the Ubuntu App Showdown contest has begun. Developers of the three best-rated applications during the period will win Nokia N9 phones.

15 August 2012
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Ubuntu App Showdown Winners Announced

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.

7 August 2012
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A Quick Look At More Ubuntu AppShowdown Apps In Development

The Ubuntu App Showdown is drawing to a close, but developers still have the weekend to polish off and package up their entries. Over the last three weeks we've taken a look at various entries in various states of progress - from RSS readers to an awesome desktop-integrated Google Docs app - but here some more interesting apps in development that we haven't previously mentioned...

6 July 2012

Ubuntu App Showdown: Rise of the RSS Clients

With just six days left for app developers to craft their submissions for the Ubuntu App Showdown, Amongst the massive response thus far known, one type of application has proved particularly popular: RSS clients. Below I highlight four such entries, all of which, in just over one weeks time, will be available to install through the Ubuntu Software Center.*

3 July 2012
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‘Fogger’ Aims to Bring Integrated Web Apps to Ubuntu

Popular Mac web app maker 'Fluid' is getting a Linux sibling - albeit unofficially - thanks to an app submitted as part of the Ubuntu App Showdown contest.

2 July 2012
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Bring Google Docs to the Ubuntu Desktop with GWOffice

Google Docs is a great and capable office suite, but its browser-bound nature puts many users off of using it as a full-on LibreOffice replacement. Google have recently announced offline support for the web-based suite, but for many this still won't be entirely ideal. So enter GWOffice - a desktop-based Google Docs editor that is in development as part of the Ubuntu App Showdown.

2 July 2012
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[How To] Add Unity, Ubuntu One, Social Features, More to Your #AppShowdown Apps

Ubuntu's three-week long App Showdown contest is almost halfway through, and some great applications are starting to emerge. If you're taking part then you'll know that time is precious; you'll want to add as much functionality to your app as possible before the deadline. Here a collection of video tutorials designed to help.

28 June 2012

It’s Not Too Late To Enter The Ubuntu App Creation Contest And Win A Laptop

Whether you're an amateur developer or seasoned pro the Ubuntu App Showdown is a great way to put your skills to the test. Better yet you might even win one of two Ubuntu laptops from System76!

24 June 2012
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Ubuntu App Showdown Progress

Ubuntu’s App Showdown contest, in which users are tasked with making an application from scratch in just three weeks, is barely been running  a week yet there are already some notable app projects in development….  Below is just […]

22 June 2012