multiConvert Finally Lands on Ubuntu Touch!
Yes, I know. It has been a long time, but finally, multiConvert
comes to the long-intended platform: Ubuntu Touch!
Running HTML5 app from the SDK on Ubuntu emulator had been broken for a long time (it even shows only black screen for quite some time), and I am really glad that it is finally fixed. Things are now working much better.
I also finally get to run Ubuntu on an actual device, so there's no holding back now :)
multiConvert v.1.2 for Ubuntu
multiConvert for Ubuntu
multiConvert is coming to Ubuntu Touch with the same version as the current Android and Firefox OS builds, v.1.2.
It is ready to grab from the Ubuntu Store
, published under the Utilities category. If you are on an Ubuntu Touch device, tapping the install button below will take you to the official appstore.
You can also check it out on the unofficial appstore for Ubuntu Touch apps at https://uappexplorer.com/app/multiconvert.upforward
Small Note about Differences with Ubuntu SDK Template
If you compare multiConvert with a newly generated HTML5 app from Ubuntu SDK, it isn't hard to notice some differences, especially in components size (the app header, for example).
While I did developed multiConvert with Ubuntu app design in mind, there is no denying that it is an Android-first app, seeing that at the time it was launched, Ubuntu's app development environment wasn't that ready yet.
If you take a look at the source code, you'll find that I include a CSS file named nullify.css
, that I use to nullify some stylings that break the original stylings of the app, so that it retains similar appearance to the Android
and Firefox OS
version of the app.
Retaining the Navigation System of the Firefox OS Version
Ubuntu app design guidelines have also changed a lot
since the time it was first announced. Now the navigation is placed in the header instead of the bottom bar. This is convenient as I can simply retain the code of the Firefox OS version without much change.
Then and Now
Okay, I think that's all for now. I'm excited to see how the app environment on Ubuntu Touch will evolve and flourish. :)
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