One of the main features of Ubuntu Touch (the platform powering the Ubuntu phones and Ubuntu tablets) is scopes. What are scopes? Are they different from apps? Sort of, yes. A good analogy is to consider Apps to be a book on a bookshelf that you take down when you need it, make use of it, and then put it back on your shelf when you’re done. Scopes are like the pages from those books. You can take a page from one of those books and tack it up on a pegboard and read it at a glance. This way you can take multiple pages from multiple books and place them on that pegboard for at-a-glance viewing.
Once you start getting used to the idea of scopes, they actually wind up making perfect sense. Instead of having to open up multiple apps to get the information you need, all you have to do is go to the Scopes app and swipe to get your fill of data. It’s actually one of the more efficient ways to interface with a mobile device that I have used in a while. I firmly believe, once scopes start to expand, they could easily propel Ubuntu Touch into relevancy.
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht