Thank you for reading our latest update with progress of the UBports Training initiative.
Last month we have been wrapping up the Stream app. Making a more advanced application was a nice learning experience for us. The desired functionality became an app! You can play music with it, and download playlists of songs and/or podcasts.
But for us the source code and a deeper insight in the QML landscape is the biggest return on investment.
You can find the app at the Open Store.
Track my run
Deciding on what kind of new application we would start to develop took some time. We noticed that in our previous app we didn’t use the phone’s capabilities to its full extent.
That’s why we chose to start with a Track My Run application, so we could read the GPS data and respond to it. Later on we might choose to develop apps with other sensors of the phone, like Bluetooth, the accelerometer, microphone, or camera.
Our intention is not to develop a fully functional application. Instead, we want to get the core functionality running bug-free, providing source code that others can build on.
For now, the repository can be found at https://github.com/codefounders-nl/track-my-run. Feel free to suggest functionality for us to build.
Connection between QML and web development
With the help of the components WebEngineView, WebChannel and QtObject we were able to send the PositionSource geolocation data through to the index.html in the Component.onCompleted event. Have a look at the code in Main.qml.
In the HTML file we need to create a new QWebChannel, make a couple of imports, and myObj can now connect to propertyChanged events. Have a look at a totally clean cut HTML file showing this technique.
Module 4 of the training
In the fourth chapter of our app development training we focus on the QML programming context.
Workshop at MCH2022 on Saturday 23rd July
We will attend MCH2022 on the Gear Stage on Saturday 23rd July. From 14:00 till 18:00 we will be giving a training in Ubuntu Touch mobile app development.
We hope to see you there!
Public app development meetings agenda
During holiday season we’ll organize one public app development meeting on:
Wednesday 13th July from 19:00 until 21:30 CEST
After holiday season we’ll come back every month, beginning in September on:
Wednesday 7th September from 19:00 until 21:30 CEST
On any of these public app development meetings you are more than welcome to enjoy an evening of programming Ubuntu Touch apps. We’ll be on the public Discord server in the Lobby room.
UBports Training Team