Bad news for those of you who have decided to take the step of buying a phone with the Ubuntu Touch system installed, Canonical has announced that so far it is not possible creating a WhatsApp application.
The main problem with Ubuntu Touch is that nor has a third-party application programming interfaceTherefore, today it is impossible to create certain types of applications since no third party can participate in their creation.
What I mean is that creating applications like WhatsApp It would only be possible that they were created from official Ubuntu developers, from Canonical they have said that to carry out this task they would need to work with larger providers.
The problem is that es like the whiting that bites its tail, vendors do not come because Ubuntu Touch has hardly any market share and Ubuntu Touch has no market share due to the lack of suppliers that can create competitive applications.
Since this system came out, they are having problems of this type since lacks all kinds of applications that in other systems 95% of users have WhatsApp installed, which slows the arrival of new users to this system.
From Canonical they are aware of this and for that reason they are going to prepare an application programming interface that could be ready for next year. Also going to launch a version of TextSecure for Ubuntu Touch, which has similar characteristics to WhatsApp but with much more security.
In my opinion as the batteries are not put, this system You can die without even starting to take off.
All this information was asked by users at the event Ubuntu questions and answers, if you know English and want to see in greater detail everything that was asked and everything that was answered, you have it here!.