Video playback inside Ubuntu Software Center has landed in Ubuntu 12.04
Ubuntu is a full-fledged operating system with multiple advantages and built-in features, among which Ubuntu Software Center has rightfully gained a solid place by providing thousand of packages via a polished integrated interface.
Although, according to various official launchpad changelogs, Ubuntu Software Center received support for displaying videoclips in the details page in the Precise development cycle, the "common" applications lacked the video support, probably due to personal preference (the app developers probably approached an app description based on words and images) or the missing knowledge related to the above video support.
The Journey Down:Chapter One is a game purchasable via Ubuntu Software Center, game that presents its details in a complete presentation, taking advantage of text, images and a 55-seconds Vimeo clip playable "inside" the detail view.
The look&feel are a pleasure to the eye, proving a maturity level that USC has achieved, level capable of delivering a full "suite" of "services" suitable for every application that can point out, strengthen, symbolize, explain the "global" how-to related to an application, game, office suite, geolocation software, etc in a modern environment.
An interesting fact is how developers can approach the new functionality related to their apps' capabilities, like for instance the text can describe an app's usual details, the images can expose various modes and functionalities, the video can act as a tutorial, benchmark or even a direct message from the author (with recommendations, statistics, testimonies, best use scenarios, etc).
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