Ubuntu – How to add a Web App to Ubuntu’s repositories


According to This Question, some webapps like gmail are now "install-able".

I'm the developer of Timer-Tab.com and have already integrated it with the Unity Desktop using the Unity Web API.

Are there any plans to allow web developers to add their app to the repositories so that one can do apt-get install unity-webapps-timertab?

Best Answer

Actually, the "userscripts" for webapps is really just to support sites that haven't yet integrated directly from their site.

Website developers should ideally build the support into the site with javascript instead of using userscripts (like you have done). This would enable the integration without even installing a package and eases maintenance as well as making it easier for users to just use the integration without having to install anything.

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