What is the process for getting paid apps into the Ubuntu Software Center?
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We have many solutions to this problem, But we recommend you to use the first solution because it is tested & true solution that will 100% work for you.
Paid (and open source) applications can be submitted to:
- My Apps in the Ubuntu App Developer site
- Learn more about publishing apps
- Read the commercial software FAQs
Canonical offers two services for commercial apps, simplified very basically here:
- The Full-service option where they do all the work to put the program in the Software Centre
- The Self-service option where you package it, and they give you feedback, and put it in the Software Centre
For more details see the Canonical website page on Application Packaging.
I assume this is the only way to get software into the store. I also imagine both services are currently more expensive than say putting software in the iOS market. On the other hand I’m sure Canonical offer reasonable prices – I just think they’re trying to attract businesses rather than individuals at the moment.
Certainly it is possible for applications to be added ‘mid-release’.
All apps for the Software Center can be submitted to http://software-center.ubuntu.com/dev now – and it will accept apps that require activation/license keys now for Ubuntu 11.10, too!
Note: Use and implement solution 1 because this method fully tested our system.
Thank you 🙂