Ubuntu Touch Clock and Calculator Hack Day

This is the first in a series of blog posts highlighting the Ubuntu Touch Core Apps Hack Days we’re currently running. They run from Monday 2nd September till Monday 9th September 2013 and cover all 12 of the Core Apps. You’re welcome to join us in #ubuntu-app-devel on freenode IRC at any time to get involved. While we focus on two Core Apps per day, we clearly welcome contributions to any application at any time.

Clock and Calculator

The main theme of these Core Apps Hack Days is “Sprinting to 13.10”. With Saucy Salamander just around the corner we have some work to do to finish off all of the Core Apps by release time.

This includes implementing outstanding designs, adding missing functionality, integrating with new platform APIs, identifying and fixing bugs and tuning performance. Although not every app needs all of these things, some are more complete than others.

If you’d like to help, just visit the pages linked above and drop by #ubuntu-app-devel to find out more. Either myself (popey), David Planella (dpm) or Michael Hall (mhall119) will be around to help.

Monday 2nd September 2013 – Clock & Calculator



Clock was one of the original set of apps we decided should be included in the Core Apps project. It rapidly became mostly functionally complete with only final design work, location detection and alarm capability outstanding.

The design work was implemented but the alarm and location functionality was blocked until recently on platform API completion. We also have some high/critical importance bugs which need some love.

The specific thing we’d like to see implemented for this hack day (bugs aside) is to finish off the alarms page and integrate it with the platform alarms API.



The Calculator was also started early in the project and thanks to the hard work of the existing and past developers, it’s feature complete. There’s a few outstanding high/critical importance bugs which form the main goal of this hack day for the app.

If you’d like to help then follow the links above, and drop by #ubuntu-app-devel on freenode IRC to introduce yourself!

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