Further differentiating itself from the GNOME desktop stack it was previously based upon, developers are working on their own calendar, weather, and clock applications that are written against the Ubuntu SDK
. They've even developed their own Sudoku and other games.
Published today by Canonical's Michael Hall was a note on his blog about forthcoming Ubuntu SDK Apps, including screenshots of some of the early applications. Since unveiling the Ubuntu SDK preview two months ago, they have been working on developing "Core Apps" for Ubuntu-powered devices.
Hall writes, "Shortly after making Ubuntu Touch and the SDK preview announcements, we kicked off an effort to develop the core applications for Ubuntu devices in the open with full community involvement. We identified a number of desired applications, recruited interested community contributors, and dedicated design and project management resources from Canonical staff."
There's reportedly community involvement with these new Ubuntu Core Apps that are written against the Ubuntu SDK, which relies upon QML for rendering. Among the applications being worked on are a calculator, calendar, clock, weather, games, alternative weather, Gwibber/Friends, and more.
See the screenshots and other information on these Ubuntu SDK applications in this blog post