Welcome to an open source and free platform under constant scrutiny and improvement by a vibrant global community, whose energy, connectedness, talent and commitment is unmatched. Ubuntu is also the third most deployed desktop OS in the world.
Ubuntu Touch is a fun and vibrant platform for development. Whether you're a new developer or an experienced one, we have several resources to help you get started.
.. toctree:: :maxdepth: 1 :name: toc-app-types nativeapp/index webapp/index
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.
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 :ref:`Developer guides <devguides>`.
.. toctree:: :maxdepth: 1 :name: toc-dev-guides guides/index guides/cookbook guides/contenthub guides/importing-CH-urldispatcher guides/writeable-dirs
.. toctree:: :maxdepth: 1 :name: toc-publishing publishing/index
.. toctree:: :maxdepth: 1 :name: toc-devdocs platform/index platform/click platform/apparmor
Learn more about app development by digging into our :ref:`Sample apps <sampleapps>`.
.. toctree:: :maxdepth: 1 :name: toc-sample-apps samples/index
The :doc:`/contribute/preinstalled-apps` page has information on developing the apps which are included with Ubuntu Touch.