Nov 3 – 5, 2023
Riga, Latvia
Europe/Riga timezone

Snapcrafting on a tablet: A little adventure

Nov 3, 2023, 5:00 PM
Beta 2 – Workshops (Radisson Blu Latvija)

Beta 2 – Workshops

Radisson Blu Latvija

Talk (50 Minutes) Devices


Mr Alfred Neumayer (He/him)
UBports/Ubuntu Touch


Modern tablets provide more power than ever needed for accomplishing development tasks. Does this count for Snapping up an application on a thin, low profile device with little power requirements?

I challenged it.

This is not an ad for any specific product but merely an observation of what years of Ubuntu running on ARM have led to compared to popular offerings like an Apple iPad for development purposes.

The main focus is on bringing "real Linux" to an iPad in an offline environment for development and failing hard, Ubuntu Touch as a capable contender, and creating Snaps as the end goal of the whole experiment. There'll also be some WebAssembly too because why not, some effects, and some attempts at being funny.

Endless possibilities at your fingertips, enriching the Linux app ecosystem from an 11 inch tablet on the go.

Session author's bio

Works with Linux in the Linux space, music enthusiast, spicy eater.

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