Tagged: native apps

The Last Few Miles

I am very excited! My app has taken a very interesting shape. I think I will be able to submit my binary this week! I still have to localize my app, though. I will add languages over time, that’s my intention, but French and English are a bare minimum for me.

I truly hope the App Store review process won’t take too long. Coming April 17th, there is a conference here in Montreal about mobile apps. There is a contest and I want to enter it, but I have to provide a link before April 10.

I feel like it’s finally time to reveal what my app will do!

No… not yet! Follow my blog or follow me on Twitter to find out! I will reveal it this week. (You can also just come back here…)



A new player worth talking about

Sooner today, Ubuntu launched is new OS for tablets.

I saw the demo, and was pretty excited! I had already seen the presentation for the phone a few weeks back and I was curious. It seemed promising. Something worth digging into. The mobile Ubuntu OS has a non-commercial vibe that’s appealing. But it’s more than that. They come across, to me, as modest. They seem to say: we did it right. We don’t need marketing fireworks. It is integrated, beautiful, fast, secure. We offer an alternative.

That last part is important to me. Tonight, I really feel Ubuntu offers an alternative. And without all the marketing bull surrounding its product, it feels clean, refreshing.

I feel invited. Appealed. Charmed.

And I responded to that invitation by creating a Ubuntu 12.10 partition on my iMac and by downloading “quickly“, the start of the IDE to create mobile native apps.

I must stay focused on my goal, of course!

Note: you can follow them on twitter: @ubuntuappdev