allmyapps Moblin application store… first screenshots!
Last week, we had our first allmyapps version for Moblin running.. so we took some screenshots to share it with you! For those of you who do not know yet what Moblin is, Moblin aims at being a Linux platform optimized for Mobile devices. Among other things, Moblin aims at being very fast to boot (5 seconds max) and at providing a specific user interface dedicated to netbook devices:
- usable and user-friendly (dedicated UI based on Clutter, an open source library to create fast and visually rich animated effects in Open GL )
- fast (by having every key system component written in low level language)
- tightly integrated with internet services (Twitter and other social networks… )
This project was bootstraped by Intel and is now in the hands of the Linux Foundation (though Intel continues to be a very active contributor to make sure that they provide the best hardware reference platform for Moblin). Not everybody realizes that there are, in fact, 2 versions of Moblin : 1 for netbooks and 1 for MIDs (Mobile Internet Devices) which are smaller devices than Netbooks.
We had the opportunity to meet Intel while they were in the early stage of Moblin 2 development at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and we thought there was an opportunity to complement Moblin stack with our appstore as Moblin does not have built in application store functionalities. Intel nicely provided us with the necessary material to start porting allmyapps to Moblin and here is the very first result:
Please consider that 1/ I am not a professional photographer :) 2/ We’re using a very early development version of Moblin for MID and this is why you cannot see the fancy UI yet… It is obviously only a proof of concept for now and we should continue working on our UI to make it even better suited to Moblin constrained environment but still, we were pleased with the result!
We will be showcasing our Moblin solution at the Intel Developer Forum at San Francisco (September 22-24) so if you happen to be in the area, don’t hesitate to come by and meet us!