Easily access Ubuntu One Music Store and Amazon via Ubuntu One Music and Amazon Web Apps (Ubuntu 12.10)
Ubuntu Web Apps are a new web-based technology, mainly combining the power and versatility of the web with the warmth and handiness of the Ubuntu desktop, mix expressed as web content contained into a desktop icon integrated with Ubuntu's functionalities (Messaging Menu, Unity quicklist, desktop notifications, etc).
Consequently, launching a supported (at-the-moment, supported Web Apps are work-in-progress) Web App (such as Youtube) is to be performed by pressing the
Super key, typing a specific word and clicking the desired Web App, action that opens the app via Firefox (Chromium supported, too) with various desktop enhancements.
The Web App project, while its "infrastructure" being available in Quantal as default, hasn't been yet fully implemented, still, users can enjoy the Web App experience via Ubuntu One Music and Amazon, two default Web Apps (landed in Ubuntu 12.10).
Clicking on Amazon's Unity launcher icon, opens the Amazon via Firefox, from where further actions (such as buying products, searching prices, etc) are to be achieved.
Ubuntu One Music "incorporates" the Ubuntu One Music Store in the Unity launcher, allowing the user to easily launch the store, featuring the new refined Music Store's look & feel.
Along with an enriched Unity launcher quicklist, Ubuntu One Music brings desktop notification support, meaning, opening the Web App, exposes the available/featured music tracks, clicking the play button, plays the clicked track, track notified via a desktop notification bubble.
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