Ubuntu 12.10 is going through a massive development phase with new and exciting features being added to it everyday.
Ubuntu developers are working hard to integrate onlines services within Unity. Webapps are great example of what kind of integration Canonical is planning for Ubuntu. Gnome Online Accounts is one such powerful and useful tool which needs a better integration within Unity. Although Ubuntu teams are doing just that. Ubuntu 12.10 will ship Gnome Online accounts by default.
What's The Difference Between Online Accounts And Webapps?
While webapps provide you a way to access online services with a single click, Gnome Online Accounts integrates them in with different desktop applications.
If you add a Twitter account, Gwibber will automatically load tweets for you; Thunderbird will access mail from your Google account and you will also be able to use the same Gmail account to upload photos to Picasa.
Currently Gnome Online Accounts support Facebook, Flickr, Google (Gmail, Google Docs, Google+, Youtube, Picasa), Twitter, AIM, Windows Live, Salut, Jabber, Identi.ca, and Yahoo!.
As you know Ubuntu 12.10 is scheduled to be released this October, but you can always grab the test builds from this page.
Edited by: Zachary Bittner