While other platforms like Windows or iOS are still working towards their convergence goal, Canonical is already there and the developers now have applications that work both on the mobile and on the desktop platform without any major modifications. One such example is the Ubuntu Touch Music App, which looks and feels native on both operating systems.
For now, Canonical is working on Ubuntu for phones and Ubuntu for desktop. Before long, however, the projects will be folded into a single one, probably in a couple of years. Until then, the biggest change that we’re seeing due to this convergence policy is the fact that applications for Ubuntu Touch don’t really have a problem running on the desktop.
The Ubuntu Touch Music App 2.0 is the same as the one you can find on the mobile platform, but there are some perks if you run it on the desktop. Users can resize it and work much more easily with the playlist, which is a nice thing to have. In any case, it only runs on Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn), so that’s the only way to test it.
Submitted by: Silviu Stahie