Riccardo Padovani

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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 :-)

Meanwhile, Ubuntu Phone Teams is writing to the participants of the event some details about the phone and the system. It isn’t anything secret, but these mails give some good informations on the phone. I think information wants to be free, so I share them with the world.

Aggregated scopes

In our initial Phone Glimpse mail we’d introduced scopes for the Ubuntu phone - an integrated approach to delivering content and services. We touched on aggregated scopes that are default scopes valuable to end users. In this mailer we’ll be showcasing the default scopes available that provide a full spectrum of rich content categories.

The Today scope let’s you see your most important interactions on one screen. Personalise it to see what’s most important to you, right at your fingertips.

To see local information, events and services from wherever you are located, check out the NearBy scope. Imagine you’re in Barcelona yet don’t know where to eat, the NearBy scope will provide you with hidden gems from various sources. A few app partners include: TimeOut, Yelp and The Weather Channel.

The all important News scope aggregates news feeds from your chosen providers that includes the BBC, EuroNews and Engadget.

Bringing music to you. The Music scope allows you to see music on your phone and the web within one place, be it your music library, streaming content from Soundcloud or Grooveshark, and maybe tracks purchased from 7Digital.

There’s also the Video scope with app partners that include YouTube, TED and Vimeo, as well as the Photo scope that brings your Facebook, Instagram and Flickr feed into one place.

Every source in the aggregated scopes can expand to give you an app-like experience for that source - and by starring it, they can even become another default screen. That’s a great way to personalize your Ubuntu phone so it truly revolves around the services you use most.

There’s also a scope dedicated to traditional apps where you can see your downloaded apps in one place.

Voila! A content rich experience brought to you which we can’t wait to showcase for real at the Insider event. As mentioned in earlier mails this information is yours to use in anyway!

Looking forward to sharing more insights with you.

Best, The Ubuntu Phone Team