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Creating a Webapp for Ubports

I will just place this guide here, the review process for the original documentation for ubports was to much.

Creating a Webapp

Webapps are small applications, that load content in a browser. This tutorial for ubuntu will just create a starter for a webpage, that can be displayed easily in a mobile device.


The alternate-webapp-generator will download all the stuff you need for a webapp and will add the the url, icon and a lot of meta-information to the app. In the end a .click package will be created, which can be uploaded to the OpenStore

Download the following zip-file and unzip

wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Winael/ubuntu/master/ubuntuphone/webapps/Reboot/alternate-webapp-generator.zip

Make the app-creator executable:

chmod +x /path/to/alternate-webapp-generator.sh

In the zip package a file named config.cfg is included. We will have to edit this file now:


export namespace="namespace"

export app_name="yourname"
export app_title="YourTitle"
export app_url="https://ubports.com/"
export app_description="A webapp"
export app_UA="Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; Android 5.0; Nexus 5) AppleWebkit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/38.0.2125.102 Mobile Safari/537.36"
export app_version="0.1"

export maintainer_name="yourname"
export maintainer_email="your@email.com

export icon_path="/path/on/your/harddisk"

Its important that the namespace and the app_name is in lowercase – if you add it in uppercase the build will fail. Lets build the webapp now


This should now create a folder in the same directory which is named after the app_name attribute from the config.cfg In this folder you will find a file called: app_name.namespace_app_version_all.click

Upload it to OpenStore

This package can now be uploaded to OpenStore. Just login with your github or ubuntuone account and follow the instructions on the screen.

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#ipes-ent App im OpenStore

Lange ists her, dass ich hier etwas geschrieben habe. Aber heute Morgen habe ich endlich meine Ubuntu Webapp auf den OpenStore portiert. Ihr findet die App nun hier:


und ihr könnt sie nun auch einfach unter UbPorts installieren. Ich würde vorschlagen, dass man es nur noch aus dem OpenStore beziehen sollte. Einfach die App auf eurem #ubuntuphone im normalen Store installieren.

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