Converged desktop apps

Registered by Michael Hall on 2015-04-22

Review Core Apps and 3rd party apps that will work well across phones, tablets and desktops. Identify missing features that would improve the convergence experience. Pick which apps to include in the default snappy desktop image.

Blueprint information

Status:
Not started
Approver:
Will Cooke
Priority:
Undefined
Drafter:
Michael Hall
Direction:
Approved
Assignee:
None
Definition:
New
Series goal:
Accepted for wily
Implementation:
Unknown
Milestone target:
None

Related branches

Sprints

Whiteboard

Apps discussed in the UOS session:

Ubuntu Browser
(and) Snappify chromium
Work item: to solve suid-root, for chromium sandbox. Ask chad or jdstrand.
Music
Mediaplayer (need to confirm if the app will be supported or functionality embedded into shell/sdk, discuss with design/shell/bfiller)
Media-hub
Mediascanner
gallery
camera
address book
messaging? (depends on having plugins support for non-sms messaging)
dialer? (depends on having voip support)
Calculator
Terminal?
File Manager
Email? (dekko?)
Reminders (Note taking app)?
Gedit
Docviewer (for PDF)
SDK
IRC Client
System Settings
Clock
Weather ?
Printing ?
SimpleScan

(?)

Work Items

Work items:
[cmiller] Solve suid-root issue for Chromium: TODO
Work out what a music/media player for the desktop will look like: TODO
Understand media hub implications for desktop: TODO
Mediascanner to be part of the image: TODO
Include U8 calculator app: TODO
Include U8 terminal app: TODO
Include Gedit: TODO
Include Camera roll: TODO
Include file manager: TODO
Include SDK: TODO
Include IRC client: TODO
Include Doc Viewer: TODO
Include System Settings: TODO
Include Clock: TODO
Include SimpleScan: TODO
Include Weather: TODO
Include Reminders: TODO
Include Dekko: TODO

Dependency tree

* Blueprints in grey have been implemented.