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[idea] how to get popular apps from other mobile markets


Hi All,

I have just tested Ubuntu phone on my nexus 5 and I was impressed with the
progress. But I feel like I have no hands comparing to Android as I miss
many essential apps.

So after switching back to Android simple idea came to my mind:

I would pay for several apps to be ported to Ubuntu phone.

So why would not it be possible to organise kick starter like campaigns to
port essential apps right by their original creators, but this time people
pay for them?

I think Canonical could drive it as it has to be agreed with app authors
beforehand that it is possible and help them with docs.

Best option is of cause to have open source port, but even proprietary is
fine comparing to no app.

I would pay 10 pounds per app:
Viber, uber, mail app, mail, firefox :)

I understand it looks like inverted reality, but how would you bring people
in otherwise.


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