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Top 10 snaps in May

By Canonical on 7 June 2017

This month we have a selection that might please those of you who like games, with apps like OpenSpades and Pin Town. Our selection is really diverse, from graphics editor Vectr to AnimationMaker, there’s a snap for everyone. Using IRC?…

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Developer Economics survey Q3 2017

By Canonical on 6 June 2017

We are excited to announce that Ubuntu is a proud sponsor to the Developer Economics Q3 2017 survey, run by our friends at VisionMobile. This is the 13th developer survey, focusing on tools, training and career development. Every year more…

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The Turtlebot 3 has launched

By Kyle Fazzari on 31 May 2017

If you’re familiar with ROS (Robot Operating System), chances are you’re also familiar with the Turtlebot. The first version of the Turtlebot was created back in 2010 to serve as an inexpensive platform for learning ROS. This…

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Ubuntu ranked as 2nd most used IoT OS by Eclipse Foundation survey

By Sarah Dickinson on 17 May 2017

Last week we posted a blog on programming languages following the Eclipse Foundation 2017 IoT survey results. This week we look at the findings from a business perspective which highlight a number of IoT trends emerging from the wide…

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DataArt release new version of Alexa Virtual Device for Raspberry Pi

By Guest on 16 May 2017

This is a guest post by DataArt. If you would like to contribute a guest post, please contact This project aims to provide the ability to bring Alexa to any Linux device including embedded systems like…

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Why language choices can be irrelevant when choosing the right IoT OS

By Sarah Dickinson on 10 May 2017

This is the first in a series of two blogs exploring the finding from the latest Eclipse Foundation IoT Developer Survey. A couple of months ago we posted a blog inviting developers to contribute to the 3rd Eclipse Foundation IoT Developer…

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Crowd funding the Radio access technology

By Guest on 10 May 2017

This is a guest post by Ebrahim Bushehri, CEO Lime Microsystem. If you would like to contribute a guest post, please contact The next step towards open source cellular networks for all At Lime we have a mission…

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10 snaps written in April

By Didier Roche on 10 May 2017

This month we have a great range of snaps, from desktop to cloud/server, to IoT, there’s a snap for everyone! If you haven’t heard of snaps yet, they are a new way for developers to package their apps, bringing with it many…

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Webinar: Delivering the value of IoT in the retail industry

By Canonical on 9 May 2017

    Register Now IoT is being embraced by an increasingly diverse set of sectors and one which is reaping the benefits is the retail sector, specifically supermarkets and how they are using data in cold-chain (refrigeration)…

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ROS production: create Ubuntu Core image with snap preinstalled [5/5]

By Kyle Fazzari on 9 May 2017

This is the fifth (and final) blog post in this series about ROS production. In the previous post we created a gadget snap to allow confined access to the Turtlebot. In this post, we’re going to put all the pieces from this series…

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ROS production: obtaining confined access to the Turtlebot [4/5]

By Kyle Fazzari on 27 April 2017

This is the fourth blog post in this series about ROS production. In the previous post we created a snap of our prototype, and released it into the store. In this post, we’re going to work toward an Ubuntu Core image by creating…

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Canonical joins EdgeX Foundry to help unify IoT edge computing

By Sarah Dickinson on 24 April 2017

Fragmentation is the nature of the beast in the IoT space with a variety of non-interoperable protocols, devices and vendors which are the natural results of years of evolution in the industrial space especially. However traditional…