Writing Ubuntu Phone Apps Seem Fairly Easy
Written by Michael Larabel in Ubuntu on 22 February 2015 at 09:11 AM EST. 46 Comments
For those that haven't yet dove into writing apps for the Ubuntu Phone, the QML-based apps seem fairly easy to construct as shown by a few new example applications.

Robert Ancell of Canonical posted a new blog post this morning about writing some more apps for Ubuntu Phone. He shows off a simple dice roller app written in just over 400 lines of QML, a morse sender example in less than 600 lines of code, and a yatzy game in less than 1k lines of code all with QML. He's put out the source to these example Ubuntu Phone apps under the GNU GPLv3.

If you want to see the basic layout for an Ubuntu Phone App, you can dive directly to the source of this basic app to get an idea. If you're interested in learning more about Ubuntu Phone app development, visit developer.ubuntu.com.

I haven't had the time (no surprise) to experiment with writing Ubuntu Phone Apps, but maybe one day I'll find the time to experiment by writing a Phoromatic controller app for the Ubuntu Phone assuming some decent Ubuntu phones/tablets finally ship. If you've written an Ubuntu Phone app or have looked at doing so previously, be sure to share your experiences and thoughts in our forums.
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