Riccardo Padovani

Changing the world bit by bit

My opensource contributions in February 15

What a month for Ubuntu! First Ubuntu Phone has been announced and sales have started! Finally, after two years of work, we will have feedbacks from real consumers.

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Scopes are not widgets (they are better)

One of the thing I appreciate most on Ubuntu Phones are scopes: they are a totally new way to interact with contents. Unfortunately, after the presentation of the BQ Aquaris I’ve seen a lot of bloggers saying “Scopes aren’t innovative, Android has widgets for years”.

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New Bacon2D API

Hi all,
six months ago I wrote a blogpost to explain how to create your first game with Bacon2D. Since there developers implemented a lot of new things, and changed API. So it’s time to rewrite the tutorial with the new API. If you already read the first tutorial, just check the blue sentences.

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Ubuntu Phone: The hardware

Hey all,
finally I have time to do a review for the first Ubuntu Phone - the BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition. I joined the Insider Launch Event (thanks to Canonical for the invite), on Friday 6th Feb, so today is more than one week I use it as main phone, and it’s time to do a first review. The system itself wasn’t a surprise for me, I use Ubuntu as main phone (on a Nexus 4) since last September.

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My opensource contributions in January 15

Wow, it’s already a month I rebooted my blog, and this is the twelveth article I write. Whereas since the launch of the blog, during November ‘13, I wrote 7 articles, well, this is a record for myself!

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Calculator Reboot 2.0.85: Favourite mode

Yes, yes, I know, I’m late with this update. You expected it yesterday, as usual, but I have a good reason. Today we landed some new sparkling features, so now you can test them :-) As usual, please report any bug you find on Launchpad, so we can fix them!

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Ubuntu Phone Glimpse: The Hardware

After a week, it’s time to publish another mail I receive as Insider for the launch of the first Ubuntu Phone.

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Calculator Reboot 2.0.73: call for translations!

Hey all, a new version of Ubuntu Calculator App Reboot is on the store, ready for the your tries! As usual, please report any bug you find on Launchpad, so we can fix them!

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Ubuntu Phone Glimpse: Aggregated Scopes

Next Feb, 6th there will be a Canonical event in London, where firsts Ubuntu Phones will be presented to the public. I’m one of the lucky guys will join the event and will have the opportunity to have one of this little treasures - so next month I’ll do a lot of posts about it :-)

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Launchpad on DuckDuckGo

Just a couple of days ago I said how much rocks opensource and DuckDuckGo Team. And since today there is integration between DuckDuckGo and Launchpad bugs.

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