Ubuntu App Showdown contest results has been announced. Three Winner apps among 133 apps are chosen and rated on Appearance, Stability, Platform Integration, Innovation and Scratching an Itch by panel of 6 judges. The prizes are sponsored by System76 and the Qt Project.
Gold prize: Lightread
Authors Jono Cooper and George Czabania about their app: “Lightread is a lightweight Google Reader client. Lightread works offline allowing you to get all your news and read it without an internet connection. With its stunning design and easy of use, Lightread is the best way to read news. It packs many of the features from Google Reader as well as Ubuntu specific features such as notifications and launcher integration.”
Lightread is a stunning and justifies the Gold prize (System76 Gazelle Professional laptop and Nokia N9 phone). The astounding quality of the design, its functionality and integration with Unity were some of the key aspects that made Lightread the winner choice.
Silver prize: Fogger Webapp
Fogger is a piece of software by Developer Owais Lone that supercharges the Ubuntu desktop by blurring the line between local and global, enabling users to capture and use the web transparently, just as if it were another regular application. It’s an innovative application with careful thought and design on a robust and powerful back-end. This app bagged System76 Lemur Ultra laptop and Nokia N9 phone as Silver prize.
Picsaw is an an app to create jigsaw puzzles with your favorite pictures by Robert Ancell. Who is well known for his contributions in GNOME and Ubuntu. This app will surely join the ranks of the top games in Ubuntu due to it’s simplicity. This app bagged Nokia N9 phone as Bronze prize.