Archive for June, 2010

Ubuntu One on mobile for Maverick

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

A few months back the Ubuntu One team launched mobile contacts syncing, our first step into the mobile world. After a few initial rocky Beta days of cleaning up some scaling rough edges, it’s been a smooth ride since. It turned out to be a very popular service, which has us excited, and reinforced our eagerness to build more mobile services for Maverick.
While the full roadmap hasn’t been set in stone yet, we’ve had a lot of feedback about offering a separate, feature-rich mobile service at a lower price, as well as integration into Android.
We’ve decided to take on some of these challenges, and are committed to delivering more and more mobile services, some of which we will introduce around the Ubuntu Maverick release in October.

In the meantime, we’ve decided to extend the 30-day trial period for mobile contact sync until the Maverick release, where we will re-instate it as part of a bigger, juicier and with more native integration, mobile package.

This is effective now, so if you’ve signed up for our paid account exclusively for mobile sync, feel free to downgrade to the free plan, we will notify all mobile users before the 30-day trial is turned on again.

As we finish our research and initial development, we will announce the features that will be rolled out and probably open up for testing in our alpha phase to a small group of lucky people.

It seems to be the case every release, but, the future is exciting!

Looking for an awesome new team member

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

We have very exciting and challenging plans for the future of the new web+mobile Ubuntu One team (more on this soon), and we’re looking for an exceptional web engineer to join us.

The summary for this position is:

We are looking for an exceptional engineer to work on Ubuntu One’s web infrastructure with a proven track record for exceptional problem solving and integration into third-party systems. This person should help the team design, build, and deploy web and mobile applications with a high degree of quality and passion. If you’re the type of person who gets excited about delivering cutting-edge technology to hundreds of thousands of users, in a lean and friendly environment, we are looking for you!

If this sounds like you, check out the full job description and send us your CV!

Ubuntu One Music Store Top Sellers

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Search the Ubuntu One Music Store for these top selling albums and singles. All items listed may not be available for purchase in all regional stores. Sorry about that.

Top albums

  1. Jack Johnson – To The Sea
  2. Gorillaz – Plastic Beach
  3. Ministry of Sound – Chilled Acoustic
  4. The National – High Violet
  5. Zac Brown Band – The Foundation
  6. Train – Save Me, San Francisco
  7. The Rural Alberta Advantage – Hometowns
  8. LCD Soundsystem – This Is Happening
  9. Green Day – International Superhits!
  10. Lady Antebellum – Need You Now

Top singles

  • Jack Johnson – You And Your Heart
  • Train – Hey, Soul Sister
  • Shakira featuring Freshlyground – Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) – It’s the Official World Cup song!
  • Katy Perry – California Gurls (featuring Snoop Dogg)
  • Ke$ha – Your Love Is My Drug

New & Noteworthy

  • Twilight – The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
  • Christina Aguilera – Bionic – A Deluxe Version with 23 songs is available.
  • Devo – Something For Everybody – The guys from Akron, Ohio are back with a new album!
  • Tom Petty & the Heardbreakers – Mojo
  • Sarah McLachlan – Laws of Illusion – Catch her on tour this summer throughout North America.
  • Oasis – Time Flies… 1994-2009 – 27 fantastic songs.
  • Drake – Thank Me Later
  • The Steve Miller Band – BINGO! – Also don’t forget the Steve Miller Band – Greatest Hits: 1974-1978. It’s like Frampton Comes Alive – everyone needs it.
  • Morcheeba – Blood Like Lemonade
  • Wilco – A.M. – Wilco’s first album. Heard this last night at a pizza place and it brought back some great memories :)

Ubuntu One Music Store Top Sellers

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Search the Ubuntu One Music Store for these top selling albums and singles.

Top albums

  1. Jack Johnson – To The Sea
  2. Lady Antebellum – Need You Now
  3. LCD Soundsystem – This Is Happening
  4. Green Day – International Superhits!
  5. Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here
  6. Stone Temple Pilots – Stone Temple Pilots
  7. The Black Keys – Brothers
  8. Lady GaGa – The Fame Monster
  9. Florence + The Machine – Lungs
  10. Band Of Horses – Infinite Arms

Top singles

  • Rush – Caravan
  • La Roux – Bulletproof
  • Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dog - California Gurls
  • Lena – Satellite