Web apps for Ubuntu Touch.

I got my Galaxy Nexus last week and immediately installed Ubuntu Touch on it, and have run it ever since. I really like the way to jump between applications in the UI, but don’t really like having many tabs running on a smart phone/tab – also I don’t want to input the site I want to check out every time I know what I want to do. Therefore I started to create apps for Ubuntu Touch just like the one for Twitter and Facebook: a simple launcher that opens a new browser window with a set URL.

I started two night ago with testing and yesterday I started to setup and build packages for all of them (moved to let Launchpad to the building now, instead). Today I’ve added a few more.

I started out with the ones I need personally:

  • Swedbank (Swedish bank)

  • Ping Pong (app for Swedish Universities)

  • Wikipedia

  • Västtrafik (Public transit where I live)

  • tv.nu (Whats on TV right now – Swedish channels)

  • IMDb

  • SR (Swedish Radio)

  • SJ (Train)

  • Wunderlist (todo service)

Might be more… they’re building.

They’re all in by PPA: https://launchpad.net/~danielholm/+archive/touch-apps

You can find the code here: https://code.launchpad.net/~danielholm

In the coming days I will post a simple guide the describes how you can do this too – it’s really simple. The only thing that’s hard, really, is the packaging stuff and setting up your environment, which isn’t that hard either.