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I've read that Ubuntu will support web applications out of the box, how can I set this up on my computer to play with it?

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The webapps integration is included in Ubuntu 12.10 and newer. When you visit sites in Firefox or Chromium that have the integration enabled you will be prompted to add the site as an application, here's a list of sites that have support:

For fully integrated sites like google docs, you should see things like Dash integration:

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After the site has been added you can launch it from the dash, or add it to your launcher, just like other applications.

The project homepage (where you can file bug reports) is here:

Developer Information

To Uninstall

More info:

Related Topics and References:

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It seems that these apps lack discoverability. Any chance that this will be incorporated into the Ubuntu Software Center? – Eric Wilson Dec 27 '12 at 16:19
+1 for the post, but Developer Getting Started and API Documentation generate 404 error - Not Found. – Radu Rădeanu Jun 29 '13 at 20:00
The dev links for webapps seemed to have moved to here as a new launching off point: – michael_n Mar 21 '15 at 21:07

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