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            From your editor

            Hello everybody. It's the end of another workweek for me. Having been pretty busy I must admit to feeling a little tired. But the good news is, I get to write another news letter! As always with nice bits of news news and some sweet stuff.

            While people continue to work in the 20.04 port, here is some other news I think can be useful for our community of 3090 souls. (Whoa. where did that jump in subscribers come from? Anyway, welcome to all new readers!)

            So, sit back, grab hold of your favorite beverage (I just finished a few glasses of fizzy water at a pub in my town during what was basically a small business meeting) and listening to nothing because my wife is doing an online exam and I like the current tranquility in our house.

            In our community


            Well, I don't know if this is in our community as such, but I got a lovely email from Cregox, who is clearly a reader of our news letter, saying that on the first of October in Sintra Portugal there will be a creativity festival.  It has something to do with water tigers but don't pin me on that since I'm not an expert on the matter.

            So, if you are near Sintra, Portugal on the first of October, at least we now know of a place with likeminded people to meet. So, from me to Cregox: I hope you have a lovely event!


            Speaking of events. As Berlin is the base of our beloved UBports Foundation, from the first to the fourth of October there will be the Nextcloud conference ( ). And in their program ( they even have a talk on Sunday at 11:45 AM entitled: "How to make a phone more ethical" ("). Could be fun, don't you think?

            Training links

            Let's first show here a few important links:

            Training email support!!!

            But the most important news is: if you get stuck setting up the development environment on your own system, you can now send an email to (drum roll please...)


            to get support! And somebody will help you out. Or, at least, that's the idea. :-)

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            Apps in the spotlight

            Here are some Ubuntu Touch apps to try out:

            • Fastburgers ( by Nicolás Colla is a fork of the calorie counting app Fatburgers. You can use the app to track your meals and sports activities.

            • Score Keeper ( by Ari Donnenfeld is a simple app to keep scores for two-player games. It shows two scores next to each other on the screen. Just tap the top half to increase the score, the bottom half to decrease the score, and hold to reset the score.

            • Touch IDE ( by Daniel Schlieckmann has a new major release. The touch-optimized, mobile-friendly development environment now supports convergence/landscape mode. In this mode, you'll see the code window and the built app at the same time, so the results of your code changes are visible immediately.

            Please remember that OpenStore has a built-in option to donate to app creators. We urge you to use that button, so that we'll get more great apps on Ubuntu Touch.

            Aaand.... It's a wrap! See you at the next edition and remember, keep on hacking!

            Jeroen Baten

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