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17 posts from February 2013

App patterns applied : core utilities as rituals

By Canonical, 27 February 2013

We’ve been making great progress from both design and development on our four core utilities for Ubuntu on phones so, while we are iterating these concepts, we thought this was a good time to share more of the inspiration behind the…

App patterns applied: calendar key journeys

By Canonical, 27 February 2013

Last week we introduced key screens for our core utility app designs, and we’ve been sketching key journeys ever since to unpack these concepts further. Whereas the key screens communicate the overall, high level concept of an app,…

Ubuntu phone, tablet at Mobile World Congress

By Chris Kenyon, 25 February 2013

Ubuntu Phone OS integrates with Orange and Deutsche Telekom in GSMA OneAPI initiative Mobile World Congress kicks off today and we’re gearing up to show off Ubuntu running on multiple devices. We’ll be demonstrating phones, tablets and…

App patterns explained: content views

By Canonical, 22 February 2013

When designing an app, an important thing to consider in your app is how to display content. In our design guidelines, we have provided three standard views: Grid, List and Full screen which we think will cover most situations. Grid view…

Ubuntu unveils tablet experience with multi-tasking

By Canonical, 19 February 2013

Unique ‘side stage’ multi-tasking puts phone and tablet apps on a single tablet screen Secure enterprise tablets with full disk encryption, multiple secure user accounts and standard management tool that covers Ubuntu server,…

Dell’s Ubuntu based Developer laptop just got better

By Canonical, 18 February 2013

Dell announced today an updated XPS 13, preloaded with Ubuntu, which has a full high-definition 1080p display. It will be available for sale in the USA and Canada, but as part of this update Dell will also be making it available in parts…

Ubuntu for smartphones grabs global headlines

By Canonical, 15 February 2013

An interview with Chris Kenyon, VP Sales and Marketing, and Sian Aherne, Media and Analyst Relations at Canonical.

Get the FAQs about Ubuntu on smartphones

By Richard Collins, 15 February 2013

What are the big questions Canonical gets asked about its Ubuntu for Phones proposition? Here, we gather the top questions (in no particular order) and give the answers.

Developers get the full support they need

By Canonical, 15 February 2013

An interview with David Planella, Ubuntu Community and David Pitkin, Online Services Native and HTML5 apps.

App patterns applied: core utilities for Ubuntu on phones

By Canonical, 15 February 2013

Many of you must have noticed the call for core apps proposals that’s being run by the Ubuntu Community team. The response has been great, thanks to everyone taking part! In the Design Team, we thought that we could chip in to this effort…

Steam Client now available in Ubuntu Software Center

By Canonical, 14 February 2013

Starting today, users can install the Steam Client with a few simple clicks in our Software Center, the fastest and safest way to install thousands of paid and free applications on Ubuntu. Canonical and Valve have worked closely together…

App patterns explained : Layout

By Canonical, 14 February 2013

We want everyone to design and build beautiful and usable apps, and the App Design Guides help us do just that! So to kick things off, if you’re thinking about how to layout your app in portrait view, here’s how. Core layout   Your…