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Hiri, the desktop snap that lets you use Microsoft Exchange on Linux

By luciadecastro on 18 July 2017

Earlier this month Hiri launched a snap, making their application very easy to be used by Linux users. We talked to Dave Power, co-founder of Hiri, to understand how this journey was and the value of snaps for his business. Install from…


Top 10 snaps in June

By David Callé on 12 July 2017

From fast and secure file sharing to Kubernetes charts management, from email clients to classic text editors for your Pi, our selection of top snaps for June has something for everyone. If the term “snaps” doesn’t ring a bell,…

Internet of Things

Ubuntu Core: Making a factory image with private snaps

By Kyle Fazzari on 11 July 2017

This is a follow-up to the ROS prototype to production on Ubuntu Core series to answer a question I received: “What if I want to make an image for the factory, but don’t want to make my snaps public?” This question is of…


User acceptance testing of snaps, with Travis CI

By elopio on 5 July 2017

Travis CI offers a great continuous integration service for the projects hosted in GitHub. With it you can run tests, deliver artifacts and deploy services on pull requests, when they are merged, or with some other…


Build, test, and publish snap packages using snapcraft

By Guest on 28 June 2017

This is a guest post by Ricardo Feliciano, Developer Evangelist at CircleCI. If you would like to contribute a guest post, please contact Snapcraft, the package management system fighting for its spot at the Linux…


Gitter and Mattermost: two desktop apps for your future chat platform

By David Callé on 15 June 2017

In the hunt for the perfect communication platform or protocol, a lot of companies are experimenting, which can lead to some confusion as not everyone is moving at the same pace: one team on IRC, another one on Slack, one on…


Vectr: a fresh take on vector graphics edition on Linux

By David Callé on 13 June 2017

There is new desktop app available in the Snap store: Vectr. A free vector graphics editor for the Web and the Linux desktop Following the Inkscape snap, there is a new vector graphics editor readily available to install. With project…

Internet of Things

Amazon Greengrass launches as a snap on Ubuntu

By Canonical on 13 June 2017

Last week, Amazon launched Greengrass, their new IoT platform allowing developers to create intelligent edge software. Amazon is collaborating with a variety of manufacturers to make Greengrass available on as many devices as possible from…

Cloud and server gets your code ready to distribute in minutes

By Thibaut Rouffineau on 30 May 2017

The public beta release of is now open! is an easy and free to use platform for publishing your software to the tens of millions of machines running Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, OpenSuSE, Arch, Gentoo,…


Visual Studio Code is now available as a snap on Ubuntu

By David Callé on 19 May 2017

There is a new desktop snap in the Snap store: Visual Studio Code. A versatile and open source code editor Launched in 2015 by Microsoft, Visual Studio Code has imposed itself as one of the preferred code editors in the developer…