Writing applications for Ubuntu (including Ubuntu Touch) and questions about the application submission process to the Ubuntu Software Center. This covers both open source and commercial applications.

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Photo selector API for Ubuntu Touch

I searched all over the web, but I can't find anything that could help me. I am looking for an API to implement a photo selector in my Ubuntu Touch application. I need something like a File Chooser ...
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Where to store user settings for an app?

If I want my application to store a few settings, that persist when an application closes, then where should I store them? I'm not talking anything complicated: two booleans and a string (although in ...
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How to use Apache Cordova API in Ubuntu SDK

I created an HTML5 app in Ubuntu-SDK. Therefore I went to New Project->Ubuntu->HTML5 App. The app is already working but now I wanted to use vibration to give the user a feedback to a certain ...
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QML app with C++ plugin (cmake) subdirectory

I am developing an Ubuntu Phone application "QML app with C++ plugin (cmake)" but I have so many qml files so I want to separate them by functionality ApplicationName CMakeListes.txt .. app ...
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High-level library for Unity Dash?

I've wanted to write a GTK+ version of Unity Dash for some time. I think it could be useful for Xfce, Gnome Flashback, elementaryOS, etc. Before I start doing anything about it, I'd like to know if ...
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Can I develop a 2D game with just QML?

I have a bit of interest in developing for Ubuntu Touch (I have little to no real coding experience also), but my main interest is trying to develop a 2D game. From my understanding, I would either ...
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How can I change the type of my application?

I generated my first WebApp for Ubuntu Touch. The app appears as an 'Application' in the Ubuntu Software Store which is wrong because it is a 'Web Application'. How can I change the type in section ...
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How to autostart an application on Touch device?

What if you want to distribute some daemons in ubuntu-click packages? What is the preferred way to start them on boot?
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is there any app for backup/ restore installed apps in ubuntu?

For some reasons, you will need to do an ubuntu fresh install on the same PC/laptop by re-size partitions, or in other PCs/ laptops. Installation is OK, but it spends a lot of time for installing apps ...
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How do I configure the Ubuntu SDK to use a proxy cache?

The Ubuntu SDK sets up emulators for me, which seems to involve a call to click chroot which then runs debootstrap. How do I pass through my proxy server settings through to debootstrap? I want to do ...
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Compiling and running camera-app with Ubuntu SDK

Got camera-app, revno: 542. Host - 14.04, Ubuntu SDK. Target Desktop getting runtime qml error when trying to run the 'camera' run configuration: ...
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Ubuntu SDK - Example clocks wont run in emulator

I'm trying to start the example "clocks" from the ubuntu SDK in the phone emulator. After adding the emulated device, booting it and pressing play nothing happens. How can I found out what is going ...
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Qt Multimedia doesn't seem to work on Touch

Using Qt package 'Multimedia' to get cameras on the bq phone: QList<QCameraInfo> cameras = QCameraInfo::availableCameras(); cameras.size() always returns zero. Host 14.04, target 14.10, Qt ...
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File storage location for ubuntu application

In my application I plan to store files locally ( exported files ) and import files which user copy via USB to the disk. Where to locate such application files ? Is there some recomendation ?
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Programming Linux [closed]

I want to make an application in c#, or in c++ or in what ever programming language even in script language as bash. The application will ask for an answer, e.g. 1+1? and the password will be 2 If ...
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Can ubuntu touch scopes access the dbus at any time?

I was thinking of writing a scope for downloading music and video content from its sources, and since there is not yet a UI for the ubuntu download manager daemon, it seems like there is "no" ...
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Begining Development for Ubuntu (and Linux in General). Where to start? [closed]

I realize this is not particularly a good question to ask here as it is largely opinion based but I'm not really sure where else to post this. Recently, I moved over to Ubuntu as my primary OS and am ...
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No Dropbox app on Ubuntu BQ mobile

I use my mobile phone, mainly, for work purposes. At work we use dropbox as a shared drive for documents. Unfortunately there's no dropbox app yet for Ubuntu phone. Do you know if someone's working ...
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Ubuntu Touch QML API : PageHeadStyle

I'm looking for some help to use PageHeadStyle components which is available in Ubuntu SDK. If somebody has example, I will be grateful. Thanks.
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How to solve Bazaar error bzr: ERROR: unknown command “yerenkov-scott”?

I am following this guide to configure bazaar, but I have encountered a small problem, it says to type in the command: bzr launchpad-login subgenius And to replace launchpad-login with your ...
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error in uploading click package to ubuntu app store

I am getting the following error while uploading click package (sudoku-touch.prams_0.1_all.click) to https://myapps.developer.ubuntu.com/dev/click-apps/upload/?comment=#submit " The submitted files ...
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Ubuntu Touch HTML5 How to create a fixed header?

How can one create a fixed header when creating a Ubuntu Touch Application with the HTML5 SDK? The api documentation does not offer any help and I could not find any HTML5 examples that were using a ...
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UbuntuListView ListItem.Expandable example?

I am playing with the Expandable ListItem components: UbuntuListView { id: myList model: 2 delegate: ListItem.Expandable { expandedHeight: units.gu(20) Label { text: "Expand me" } ...
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Can I use Java to develop gui for ubuntu

I'm developing a GUI for Ubuntu using Quickly tool. I'm not familiar with python so can I use Java/C++/C# programming languages?
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Ubuntu touch HTML 5 how to create complex headers?

I am trying to build a small html5 app for Ubuntu touch. In general it is rather difficult to handle the html5 code. The design guide gives a lot of suggestions how to build an app, but neither the ...
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How to run two 'python manage.py runserver' commands of two different folder in a single terminal

I have two different python project placed in different folder (project 1 in pydir1 directory, project 2 in pydir2 directory). Every time, I need to open two new terminal and run the python manage.py ...
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How to use Ubuntu QML Dialog or other Popup without any buttons?

I am trying to make a modal popup where all there is is a progress bar, and when the progress bar is full it automatically closes, Dialog and the other popups don't seem to even show unless you set ...
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Ubuntu touch how to get HTML 5 app template running?

I have successfully installed the ubuntu sdk on my Ubuntu 14.04LTS, I also have installed a desktop Kit and an UbuntuSDK for i386. Afterwards I created a new html5 app. The template given works with ...
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Dynamic object creation im QML

I am new to QML and would like to understand how object creation works when splitting code over different files (as it feels like a good code practice). I know I can call property of an item within ...
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spinner not working in Quickly App

I'm developing an Ubuntu App using Quickly, I want the spinner to rotate when I press start button but It's not working. I have used the following code: # Code for other initialization actions ...
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Can we redirect the output of a program from terminal to the Quickly app?

Can we redirect the output of a program from terminal to the Quickly app, So that the output of my program will be displayed in the Quickly app? # Code for other initialization actions should be ...
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It it possible to use apps for mobile? [duplicate]

It is said that mobile OS Android is originated from Linux. It the statement true? And Can I use apps built for Android OS in Ubuntu? Thank you. HELLOVENUS Fantagio.
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How to install uber APP in ubunto?

I want to install UBER APP in my laptop (OS is Ubuntu). I checked that: Uber is available for download on: iPhone (iOS 7 or newer) Android (Jelly Bean or newer) BlackBerry (BB OS 7 only) Windows ...
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How can I publish my deb files to custom url?

I've seen that some software can be deployed a "deb url" like deb http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main The "deb url" could be added via: sudo add-apt-repository "deb ...
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Problem With the Digital Signature Very Important

We are using Ubuntu 10.04 and we have our internet portal that purpose we require digital certificate for authentication. We are using Firefox 24.0. The certificate shows in Firefox's preferences but ...
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Is it possible to specify default images for scopes?

Is it possible to set a default image for scopes? I've created a couple of scopes for Ubuntu Touch that are basically RSS scopes. But the sites they're reading from don't seem to always provide a ...
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What exactly is an “Ubuntu App”, as made with the Ubuntu SDK?

The Ubuntu SDK appears to be only for creating Ubuntu Apps. What exactly is an "Ubuntu App"? The website is very detailed, but I can't see any description of what is meant by an Ubuntu App. I ...
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How to let an icon in the launcher wiggle?

Trying to let my python application inform the user by wiggling or shaking its icon in the launcher, I found: Wiggling seems to be the "urgent animation": How can I change the wiggle time of ...
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How does one get the ambient light conditions in Ubuntu Touch?

I am planning to make an app which would switch between Light and Dark theme based on the ambient light conditions. So if it was a dark room, then the app would switch to a dark theme to reduce the ...
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Using Online Accounts to authenticate against my server

In my Ubuntu QML app I'm trying to use online accounts in order to authenticate against my server. I'm a little confused as to how I should go about doing this. Ultimately I want the user to be able ...
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How to play music when app is not the active app?

I'm working on a music app for Ubuntu Touch I don't know how to keep playing music when my app is in the background or the screen is turned off. Apparently, media-hub is a platform service introduced ...
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Ubuntu.Components for 14.04

I read somewhere that to develop apps using Ubuntu.Components, 14.10 is needed. Is there no workaround to make it work on 14.04? Or is there any older version of Ubuntu.Components for 14.04? If so, ...
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How do I animate using javascript and qml?

I've searched the internet and I can't find a simple guide how to animate ui objects in Ubuntu SDK. Can someone please explain the different parts needed and how they work together? Best Regards / ...
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Can't start application in the Emulator

I created in UBUNTU SDK new project ( QML App with C++ plugin ). I can run it as desktop application, but when I want to start it in the emulator I got following error : ...
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How to install ubuntu 14.04 lts alongside windows 7 on Lenovo ideadpad S510P?

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04lts on Lenovo ideapad S510P having windows7. But at the time of ubuntu installation it is not finding existing o.s(windows7) on drive. It is showing empty disk. On ...
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Qt Installation requirements: unmet dependencies [duplicate]

im a linux beginner and used google & Co. by installing the requirements ( http://doc.qt.io/qt-5/linux.html ) for Qt: sudo apt-get install build-essential libgl1-mesa-dev i get the following ...
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How to Record Screen with Webcam? [duplicate]

I was wondering how to record my screen using my webcam what program should I use. If you can tell me the command to install it to. Thanks :)
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How to programmatically get a list of wireless SSIDs in range from NetworkManager

I'm writing a small little app that I want to submit to the Ubuntu App Review board, and one thing I'd like to do is for it to show the names of the detected Wireless SSIDs in a combo box. It's a PyGI ...
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Software center crashes on Ubuntu 14.04

After I run the software center in terminal it says: bizara@BlackHole2:~$ software-center 2015-02-24 19:27:53,480 - softwarecenter.ui.gtk3.app - INFO - setting up proxy 'None' 2015-02-24 19:27:54,828 ...
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Error while installing QML app on ubuntu device using QT creator

I am getting following errors when try to install an application on my Nexus 4 having Latest Ubuntu Touch OS. :-1: error: lint_maintainer_domain: (EMAIL NEEDS HUMAN REVIEW) email domain too long ...