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Ubuntu’s Top Selling Apps for March 2013

Umbrellas at the ready for another shower of discontent in the comments section: Stormcloud was once again Ubuntu’s best-selling app last month.

The $2.99 desktop weather client, which recently launched on the Chrome Web Store, notches up its third consecutive month in pole position.

Although many remain bemused by its popularity, it is nevertheless a strong draw to Ubuntu app buyers. Stormcloud sold 140 copies during March, bringing its overall total sales figure for 2013 to 513.

Elsewhere in the Chart

Following our review of it last month, tower defence game War in a Box: Paper Tanks crushes in at #4, its first appearance in the Top 10 since going on sale at the tail-end of last year.

Linux Tycoon Beta 2

Linux Tycoon

Braid and Machinarium continue to sit pretty in the chart at #7 and #2 respectively. If you read these posts every month you’ll know that Braid has yet to fall out of the top 10 since it went on sale almost 18 months ago – not a mean feat!

The only other game charting this month is Bryan Lunduke’s Linux distro simulator Linux Tycoon, which sells enough copies to grab #10.

Since the formal release of Steam for Linux it’s interesting to note that games no longer dominate the Top 10 chart as in the past. Predictable, for sure, but still interesting. Two of the five charting games this month – Linux Tycoon and Paper Tanks – aren’t available on Steam.

In the non-gaming space things are more or less the same as last month.

Filebot, a handy bulk tv show and movie renaming utility, jumps 5 spaces to #5; “Legal” DVD playback software Fluendo stays firm at #3; and the rather archaic looking ‘Quick ‘n’ Easy Web builder’ drops one spot to #6.

March 2013′s Top 10 9 Paid Apps

[App name/February Position]

  1. Stormcloud (1)
  2. Machinarium (2)
  3. Fluendo DVD Player (3)
  4. War in a Box – Paper Tanks(new)
  5. Filebot (10)
  6. Quick ‘n Easy Web Builder (5)
  7. Braid (3)
  8. Legend of Grimrock (6)
  9. Mini Minecraft Launcher (re)
  10. Linux Tycoon (new)

You can track previous months charts using our Top Apps tag.

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Weather App Stormcloud Adds New Customisation Options


Desktop weather tool Stormcloud has been updated with a handful of new customisation options.

Alongside existing support for multiple locations, custom colours, and specifying weather units comes:

  • Additional font options (Roboto, Lato, Ubuntu, etc)
  • Option to set background colour based on weather or temperature
  • Hyperlink to Yahoo Weather page for extra information
  • Weather caching
  • Location ordering

The colour changes will be the highlight of this release for many. A warm background colour is used when the weather is warm, and a colder colour when the temperature dips.

Temperature Controlled Background Colours in Stormcloud

Temperature Controlled Background Colours in Stormcloud

Not to your tastes? Don’t worry: the ‘chameleonic background’ option is still available. You’ll find it listed under ‘Other’.

One other notable change is that the temperature report has been changed to the ‘Average Temperature’ rather than highs & lows.

Stormcloud is available to buy from the Ubuntu Software Center and is priced at $2.99.

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Desktop Weather App February’s Biggest Selling Ubuntu App


Desktop weather app Stormcloud was the Ubuntu Software Center’s biggest selling app in February. 

Made by prolific developers Caffeinated Code (Lightread, GradiatorNitro), the $2.99 app supports forecasts for multiple-locations, and various unit reporting.

This placing marks its second successive month as top app on Ubuntu, having previously shifted 229 copies during January to claim pole position.

Other Placings

Elsewhere on the chart we see January’s second placed title, racing game RC Mini Racers, fall from #2 to #8.

Fellow games Braid and Machinarium improve upon last month, while Bastion, Legend of Grimock and fall a few places.

Only one new entry sold enough copies to make the february list: TV show and Movie file re-namer Filebot.

Torchlight and MC Launcher both fall out of the Top 10.

February 2013′s Top 10 Paid Apps

[App name/January Position]

  1. Stormcloud (1)
  2. Machinarium (re)
  3. Braid (4)
  4. Fluendo DVD Player (6)
  5. Quick ‘n Easy Web Builder (8)
  6. Legend of Grimrock (3)
  7. Bastion (5)
  8. RC Mini Racers (2)
  9. Drawers (9)
  10. Filebot (new)

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