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Ubuntu Touch (also known as Ubuntu Phone) is a mobile version of the Ubuntu operating system, being developed by the UBports community. Written in Qt, it is designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers, but the original goal of convergence was intended to bring Ubuntu Touch to laptops, desktops, IOT devices, TVs and smart watches for a complete unified user experience.


At a first glance I’ll give them 2 blocks because they do curate their own store and they do allow trade-based applications there.


W.A.I.T.? What am I trading? So I was looking into the default apps that come with Ubuntu Touch (, and they seem to be trade-free, because they don’t want to collect data or put ads in the users face. The website, where you can find an how-to-install guide (, does collect some data via “”. But that seems to be not for profit purposes, but probably for usability. However, there are some youtube videos embedded in the website, so I want to mention that. Back to the software itself: I’d give 3/5 blocks, because there are trade-based apps, like Amazon (, Google (, Facebook ( etc. in their app store. Is that a reason to not include Ubuntu Touch in the directory? Hm, I mean they are not advertising these, they just give users the choice to use them. But of course, that appstore is not clean in the trade-free sense.

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