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Re: [idea] how to get popular apps from other mobile markets
On 11 Dec 2015 15:32, "Peter Spiers" <vampireechidna@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I'm sure Canonical opens it's development SDK to any application
developer to create an application for Ubuntu Touch. The reason why many
will not yet produce an app for this platform is it's popularity, not
necessarily their inability to produce one.
> The best option is to create a stable Mobile OS, open it to the market
through mainstream distributions (Phone shops) and allow it to increase in
But I think there is a chicken and an egg problem, so why not help yourself.
> Then the larger development county will be open to developing for it,
Like Google, Uber
> Without the required need to pay for them to develop for the platform.
> More important and above anything else, keep it open source and free to
develop applications on.
This is why I am ready to pay for apps so I do not lose the platform, like
> On Friday, 11 December 2015, 14:34, Boris Rybalkin <ribalkin@xxxxxxxxx>
> 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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