New Apps of LinuxPhoneApps.org, Q3/2023: 9 new apps, maintenance and more!
Posted October 8, 2023 by linmob ‐ 4 min read
It's October (and thus Q4): Let's have a look at what happened in the third quarter of 2023!
The following fifteen apps where added in the second quarter of 2023:
No new apps :(
- Syncthing GTK, a GUI for Syncthing. Thank you for adding the app, Guido!
- Lemoa, a Gtk client for Lemmy.
- Lemonade, follow discussions on Lemmy. _Despite these additions, I think we need more good Lemmy/kbin clients for #MobileLinux.
- Pinephone MPV, a simple wrapper for MPV for the Pinephone and other Linux mobile devices. Thank you, AndyM48 for creating and adding the app!
- Bluetooth Connect. Scan, add, edit and connect bluetooth devices on your linux phone. Thank you AndyM48, for creating and adding the app to LinuxPhoneApps.org!
- Flatsweep. Flatpak leftover cleaner.
- Letterpress, create beautiful ASCII art.
- Francis. Track your time
- Jogger: Track and view your runs, walks, cycles, swims, and other workouts on mobile Linux.
Also, at the very end of the quarter, most listings were automatically updated, and many of them were additionally edited by hand and brought up to date. Also, we prepared the site to list even more information:
- First, we are working on a new taxonomy to also list whether/how well and app can work without a connection to the internet.
- Secondly, but way more immidiate, App Images can now be linked to in our listings, so if you find one, let us know!
And because information regarding services or frameworks can't be updated automatically ...
Since April 14th, 2023, the way this site is generated and thus also the ways to contribute to it have been simplified. All relevant parts now live in one repository.
As a consequence, fixing existing app or game listings is now just one click away (provided you have a framagit account) - every listing has an edit link at the bottom of the page.
So if you see that something is wrong, take the time and help fix it!
If you want to add an app (if you don't know any, check Apps to be added ;-) ),
You can also send your prepared listing via email to the devel-list.
Goals for the Q4 are the following:
- Making it easier to add new apps: Integrate lpa_helper.html into the site, [make it possible to generate listings from metadata or flathub.org.
- Improve information and UI - make listings better (more readable) and improve listings findability.
Still to be considered and fixed
Talking about ratings: The way apps are rated a thing we still are thinking about. They are a hard topic, not just because changes to the rating system would then have to be applied to more than 400 apps. Among the considerations for the future are new separate sections (apps and games are sections in Zola terminology) for Tablet apps (how to rate those with form factors ranging from 7" to 13"?) or TUI apps (think Sxmo).
If you are willing to help with the concept, please describe it in an issue - be prepared to contribute to the MR that adds it, though - also we should start out with at least 5 listings to make the section worthwhile.
Thank you for reading this post! If you enjoyed it, please spread the word about this post and LinuxPhoneApps.org - it can also be useful for your friends or yourself if you only use the Linux Desktop!
If you are not aware of any new apps, check out apps listed in apps-to-be-added, test the app and add it!