Hello Linux Geeksters. Mike Sheldon, one of the Canonical developers has started porting modRana navigation software for Ubuntu Touch. Mike has chosen modRana because it is open-source and is already available on Sailfish OS, Jolla’s Linux based mobile operating system.
Another good reason for porting modRana is that it can be also used offline, this feature being considered premium on other navigation apps but free on Ubuntu Touch.
The story so far:
Canonical has been working a lot at Ubuntu Touch, the mobile version of the Ubuntu system, lately. While all the new features are added to the dev-branch, the Ubuntu RTM branch receives only bug-fixes and is the developer’s main focus now, working hard to get it ready for daily usage in early 2015, when the first Ubuntu powered phones, developed by Meizu and Bq are scheduled for release.
For now, Ubuntu Touch RTM is officially supported only on Nexus 4, and uses Ubuntu 14.04 LTS as code base.