How do I run an ubuntu touch app from the terminal? Where are they stored?

  • On what version of Ubuntu (Touch or Desktop, 14.04, 14.10, etc...), and on what hardware or configuration? – Wilf Nov 12 '14 at 22:00
  • Nexus 7, Ubuntu Touch(Utopic) – Ray Alez Nov 12 '14 at 22:15

A convenient way for developers to do app testing is by starting them through adb. To make that convenient we are providing a cli tool, called ubuntu-app-launch.

So create a remote connection with phablet-shell and start your applications using their desktop filename:

ubuntu-app-launch com.ubuntu.calculator_calculator_1.3.316
ubuntu-app-launch dialer-app

You'll find your application desktop files in the following folders:

  • /usr/share/applications for system apps and
  • ~/.local/share/applications for user apps.

Source: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Touch/Testing#Start_Applications_through_adb

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