Ubuntu – The naming convention for click packages

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I have made a Ubuntu Touch app and intend to upload it to the Click app store. What is the naming convention that I should use for naming my click package?

Best Answer

The package name is usually the name of your application, all in lowercase and using dashes (-) instead of spaces.

For example, here are a few of my applications and their package names:

  • Weather Desktop became weather-desktop

  • Ubuntu Tasks become ubuntu-tasks

  • uBible will be ubible

In addition, click packages also use a namespace which is combined with the package name to form the App ID. The namespace is the developer's domain name reversed, so for example:

  • MyAwesomeApps.com would become com.myawesomeapps
  • Ubuntu.com would become com.ubuntu

If you don't have your own domain name, you can use the default which is based on your Launchpad user name:


There are a couple of things to note about your developer namespace:

  1. Once you've uploaded an app, it cannot be changed. Before you've uploaded an app, if you've made a mistake or would like to change it, you can usk in the #ubuntu-app-devel channel to have it changed.

  2. You can only use a namespace if you own the domain it represents or if it is the default using your Laynchpad user name.

So for example, the App ID for Ubuntu Tasks is