There are still many fringes around Ubuntu Touch and its convergence but there are fewer and fewer. The last to solve is the current situation of Ubuntu Touch Core Apps, a package that made several Ubuntu Touch apps work on our desktop. Well, a few days ago David Planella reported through the mailing lists for developers that the latest update of the package allows you to install any app on the Ubuntu Touch market. Or what is the same, the number of Ubuntu applications increases considerably.
So from now on by installing Ubuntu Core Apps we can install a Telegram client, a Twitter client, the clock, calendar, poker games, etc… on the desktop. Almost all of them will work well and we say almost all of them because if you need special hardware such as GPS and our team does not have it, then the apps will not work well.
How do I get Ubuntu Touch Core Apps?
The installation is simple, but since it is not stable yet, Ubuntu Touch Core Apps cannot be found in the official repositories but we have to install from another repository.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-touch-coreapps-drivers/daily
Once we have installed the repository, we update:
sudo apt-get update
And we install the package:
sudo apt-get install touch-coreapps
After this we will have access to the Ubuntu Touch apps. Of course, not all of them are still being uploaded to this repository, but the most important ones are.
Personally, I find it very interesting not only for developers, for whom this package was designed, but for all users and to make Ubuntu Touch more and more popular. The Ubuntu team may have beaten the rest in this as it is very difficult to install Windows Phone, Android or iOS apps on their respective desktop systems. Every time Ubuntu surprises more so that convergence may not only be good for Ubuntu users but it may surprise other users, what do you say?