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Ubuntu Unleashed 2014 Edition: Covering 13.10 and 14.04,Ninth Edition by Paul Hudson, Andrew Hudson, Matthew Helmke

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Create Your First Application

Writing apps for Ubuntu Mobile is done in QML. QML is a JavaScript based declarative language from the Qt Project. Writing QML code is beyond the scope of this chapter, but you can find good “Getting Started” documentation and tutorials in the References section.

QML is written in a text editor. You can use your favorite, if you have one. There is an IDE designed specifically for Qt projects called Qt Creator, which is available from the Ubuntu software repositories as qtcreator. When you installed the Ubuntu SDK, a version of it was installed. Because the SDK includes templates and other helps, it is recommended.

Search the Dash for “ubuntu sdk” to find it and click the icon to open it. When the SDK opens, create ...

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