Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A Calculator and Cities Scope for the Unity Dash

'100 Scopes project' is a Unity Project aimed at creating as many Scopes for the Unity Dash during the Precise cycle. This project has come up with a Dash-based Calculator for conveniently doing some simple as well as complex calculations and a Cities Scope that lets one search the Dash for a city name and the current temperature, time and also a link to Google Maps is displayed right in the Dash.

Please note that both of these Scopes are only available for Ubuntu Oneiric and Precise, so you won't be able to install them in Natty.

Dash-Based Calculator

For installing this Dash-based Calculator, get to a Terminal and run:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:scopes-packagers/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install unity-lens-utilities unity-scope-calculator

PPA: https://launchpad.net/~scopes-packagers/+archive/ppa

You would need to re-login for the Calculator to start working.


Cities Scope

As this Scope searches a number of online services for the information to display, it might take a few seconds for the results to be displayed in the Dash.

For installing the Cities Scope, get to a Terminal and run:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:scopes-packagers/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install unity-scope-cities

PPA: https://launchpad.net/~scopes-packagers/+archive/ppa

You would need to re-login for the Cities Scope to start working.


Both of these Scopes are under development currently (however, I won't call them unstable, as they are working just fine here), so if you encounter any bugs, you can report them here to help make them better:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/onehundredscopes

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