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Blog posts tagged
"app design"

Alex Cattle
27 August 2019

A guide to developing Android apps on Ubuntu

Internet of Things Article

Android is the most popular mobile operating system and is continuing to grow its market share. IDC expects that Android will have 85.5% of the market by 2022, demonstrating that app development on Android will continue to be an in-demand skill. For developers looking to build Android apps, Ubuntu is the ideal platform in conjunction with ...

Carla Berkers
24 May 2016

Autopilot: benefits of early release

Cloud and server User Experience

OpenStack is the leading open cloud platform, and Ubuntu is the world’s most popular operating system for OpenStack. Over the ...

10 September 2013

Wednesday App Design Clinic

Ubuntu Design

Since Ubuntu touch was announced, its been fantastic to see the variety of apps you’ve been developing, from shopping lists to word games, to apps that aid your daily commute. As the Ubuntu Touch platform gets bigger and better, myself and the design team have been receiving more requests for feedback on designs, as well ...

28 June 2013

Shorts: add, edit, share and adjust

Ubuntu Notes

In my previous blog post, we looked at the key screens for Shorts, the organic grid and the reading view. You can read about the list view behaviour in this document. In this post, I would like to look at journeys for adding and editing content, sharing an article and adjusting the reading view. Sharing ...

25 June 2013

Latest design guides

Ubuntu User Experience

It’s been a while since our last update to the app design guides so I thought it was about time I shared the latest additions to this growing resource. Screen sizes A brief intro to the framework we use for designing for a scalable OS – the grid unit. With a link directly to a more detailed ...

21 June 2013

Solving multiple calendar views

Ubuntu User Experience

One of the key challenges with designing calendar applications is the number of ways you can display your time, whether it’s by year, month, week or day. After a lot of good old fashioned hard work, we refactored navigation by making the tab header the key to switching between views. Although the direction I’ll take ...

16 May 2013

Shorts, the RSS reader app

Ubuntu Notes

As you can see in the image above, I have spent some time looking at different types and contexts of reading, trying to understand what the reading experience might be for Ubuntu. The contexts of reading varies from libraries to magazine stands to the sofa in your lounge, and these each have an impact on ...

Matthew Paul Thomas
16 May 2013

System Settings for Ubuntu Phone

Ubuntu Notes

The design process for System Settings on the phone involved a competitor evaluation, identifying user journeys, generating many possibilities for the overview screen, and designing many individual settings screens. ...

1 May 2013

Weather & Clock app visual exploration

Ubuntu Notes

Thank you for all your positive feedback after our first blog post. We are very excited and are continuing with the designs, here’s a quick update on how we’re getting on. During the last few weeks we have been looking at the development of the weather and clock apps. We are also looking at set ...

26 April 2013

Responding to orientation

Ubuntu Notes

We have just published a new chapter on our App Design Guides : how to handle orientation. To cater for the different orientations of a range of touch devices, we need to design apps for Ubuntu in a responsive way. Phone orientations The primary orientation for an app on the phone is portrait. Consider using landscape orientation when we ...

12 April 2013

Core utility apps visual exploration

Ubuntu Featured

Hi everyone, following our process post last week I’m excited to share the first round of visual exploration for three of our core utility apps; clock, weather and calendar (calculator and an updated notepad soon too I promise!). It is important to note that this is still an early stage in the design process. Our ...

5 April 2013

Core utility apps process update

Ubuntu Notes

Well done to everyone working on the core utility apps – we’ve made amazing progress so let’s celebrate that! We all want to see what’s coming up so here’s a summary of where we have been, where we are now and where we are going in our design process. Right hand side image : our ...

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