Great!, you’d like to develop an app for Ubuntu Touch. Here are some resources that we hope help you get started.
We use Clickable as our build system. Click here to get started using Clickable.
Want to know more about Clickable first? Clickable is a meta-build system for Ubuntu Touch applications that allows you to compile, build, test and publish
click packages and provides various templates to get you started with app development. It is currently the easiest and most convenient way of building click packages for Ubuntu Touch. You can use any code editor or IDE that you choose and build your apps from the commandline with Clickable.
Code Editor Integrations¶
Available on top of clickable docker image,
clickable ide qtcreatorcommand within your project directory will launch a QtCreator instance and auto setup the project for you, you will have code completion and navigation for Ubuntu Touch components as well as run/debug facilities.
Ubuntu SDK ( Unmaintained )
Alternatively there is the old Ubuntu SDK IDE. Be aware that it is no longer supported by Canonical, and UBports has chosen to not support it either due to lack of manpower.
You can still install the SDK IDE in Ubuntu 16.04, but it is not guaranteed to work correctly. You can use the following commands to install:sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-sdk-team/ppa sudo apt update && sudo apt dist-upgrade sudo apt install ubuntu-sdk sudo reboot # or logout/login
Get started building your first app or learn about advanced concepts with our Developer guides.
It is possible to develop cross-platform apps that don’t depend on Ubuntu specific APIs, although this is not the official way of developing apps for Ubuntu Touch. If running on other operating systems is an requirement for your app, you can refer to this APIs instead: