Hello Linux Geeksters. For those who don’t know yet, CuteSpotify is a Spotify client that has been developed for Ubuntu Touch, Canonical’s mobile version of Ubuntu. Having an intuitive GUI written in QT, the app enables the users to search and play music from the Spotify database, manage playlists and others.
Now, the app has been added to the Ubuntu Store, so installing it on Ubuntu Touch is easy, just search for “cutespotify” and install the app, from the store.
Because it has a little issue, after you have successfully installed the app, plug in your Ubuntu Touch device to a computer which has ADB installed and do:
$ adb shell stop powerd
As a reminder, Ubuntu Touch is officially supported only on the Google Nexus smartphones and tablets, despite the fact that it has been experimenally ported on OPPO Find 5, Pantech Vega Iron, Xperia Tablet Z and many other phones/tablets. The first stable version of Ubuntu Touch, based on Ubuntu 13.10, has been officially optimized to work on LG Nexus 4, but it is not mature enough to compete with Android yet.
Maybe the next stable release of Ubuntu Touch, based on Ubuntu 14.04, will provide a better mobile experience. Besides the Ubuntu Touch Core Apps and the Ubuntu Desktop apps, many apps have been specially created for Ubuntu Touch:
- Reminders, an open source Evernote client developed by Canonical
- A Facebook app
- CalculusTouch, a smart calculator app
- Web Browser App, a web browser developed by Canonical
- Mappero, a GPS app ported from Maemo
- Karma Machine, Saucy Bacon and Snake, the winning apps of Ubuntu Apps Showdown 2013
- Eyrie Music Identifier, an app that recognizes the song playing and displays information about it