How do you install the Ubuntu Touch Coreapps on an Ubuntu Desktop?

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To install and test the Ubuntu Touch Core Apps on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr and Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn

First off you must add two PPAs. Open a terminal window (ctrl + alt + t) and enter the following:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-sdk-team/ppa

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-touch-coreapps-drivers/daily

sudo apt-get update

From here you have two options.

  1. Install the entire touch-coreapps package.
  2. Install certain applications only.

To install the entire pack:

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-sdk touch-coreapps

To install only certain applications, replace touch-coreapps with the name of the application(s) you wish to install.

e.g. 1 sudo apt-get install ubuntu-sdk ubuntu-calculator-app

e.g. 2 sudo apt-get install ubuntu-sdk calendar-app music-app sudoku-app

A list of the available applications:

  • ubuntu-calculator-app
  • calendar-app
  • ubuntu-clock-app
  • ubuntu-weather-app
  • ubuntu-docviewer-app
  • ubuntu-emailclient-app (not working yet)
  • ubuntu-filemanager-app
  • ubuntu-rssreader-app
  • ubuntu-terminal-app
  • stock-ticker-mobile-app
  • dropping-letters
  • sudoku-app
  • music-app
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    You're correct. My information was hugely mislead, my apologies. I have updated the answer with information from a more reliable source pertaining to installation on Ubuntu versions 14.04 and 14.10.
    – alecdwm
    Jul 27, 2014 at 6:17
  • What version of Ubuntu are you running? Did you forget a command? For example the sudo apt-get update command? I have successfully tested these instructions on my box.
    – alecdwm
    Jul 27, 2014 at 6:41
  • In that case, I'll need more information to solve your issue. Can you please do the following: press the super key (windows key) and type 'Software & Updates' into the unity searchbar. Open up that application and take a screenshot with alt+printscreen. The window should look something like this
    – alecdwm
    Jul 27, 2014 at 10:08
  • I have successfully installed ubuntu touch coreapps through the instructions given in the answer above
    – alecdwm
    Jul 28, 2014 at 0:24
  • FYI: in 14.10; touch-coreapps appeared to not exist. However, I was able to download them individually. Many thanks to Sherlock.
    – Anon
    Jul 28, 2014 at 1:34

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