Out of 133 apps submitted in Ubuntu App Showdown contest organized by Canonical, only three made it to the finals and we have final top three apps decided by panel of judges at Ubuntu. The apps were judged on appearance, stability, platform integration, innovation and “Scratching and Itch” and Lightread, Fogger and Picsaw won Gold, Silver and Bronze prizes respectively.
Lighread is a RSS reader app that can be used to integrate Google Reader feeds right on your desktop. The app is fast, tightly integrated with Unity and lets you read the latest news without opening a single website. While web apps are already available in Ubuntu, Fogger lets you integrate web sites in your desktop. And if you love Jigsaw puzzles, Picsaw will make one from a picture in your computer.
Developers won System 76 Gazzelle Professional, System 76 Lemur Ultra laptops and Nokia N9 Phones. The prizes were sponsored by System76 and Qt Project.
Community voting will start soon, and all users of the app will get a chance to vote for their favorite apps. The winners of community voting will win a Nokia N9 smartphone.