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few weeks ago that Canonical announced the Ubuntu App Showdown , a contest for developers who are finished. In short, they were given three weeks to create an application that it fitted well in Ubuntu / Unity and for the three best, award. Do you want to know (and install)
One of the judges responsible for test applications that were submitted for competition was Joey Sneddon, editor of OMG! Ubuntu!, And there we go to collect first hand information.
then the three winners of Ubuntu App Showdown :
Lightread is a desktop interface for Google Reader , ie a feed reader Liferea or Akregator as but operating exclusively through Google Reader, which has its advantages: full synchronization.
Admittedly Lightread appearance is maintained (to the Reader for Mac OS X) and, as he says, is considerably lighter and faster than the poor Liferea, so it is definitely an application Welcome to Ubuntu.
As you know, the web apps in Ubuntu especially important charge from the next version of the distro, and an application that can greatly facilitate the task is Fogger.
Fogger is neither more nor less, a creator of web apps integrated into Unity Panel . And since a picture is worth a thousand words, here’s a video demonstration:
The third application that has taken the laurels is Picsaw. Just take a look at the catch on these lines to see that this is a classic puzzle game , from self-images (photos, wallpapers, etc).
developers of the three winning applications will be rewarded, respectively, with: System76 Gazelle Professional laptop and Nokia N9, portable Ultra System76 Lemur and Nokia N9, Nokia N9. In addition, applications will be clearly visible in the center Ubuntu Software .
hope this App Showdown is the first of many, because these initiatives are really interesting and productive. Not that in three weeks to write Don Quixote, but there are Lightread, Fogger and Picsaw to show results.
course, have only won three, but there were many more at stake. Up to 133 applications entered contest . You can find them all at this link.
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