Introducing Watson: a best-practices application template for elementary OS 6 (Odin)

Get up and running in under 60 seconds with your first elementary OS application (while adhering to the human interface guidelines, etc.)

To see Watson in action, watch the introductory video I recorded today:

Don’t care about making applications but like lovely wallpapers?

Well, you’re in luck because I commissioned one for Watson from the wonderfully talented @margodeweerdt

You can download three versions in 4K from

I consider Watson as alpha as I’m very new to developing apps for elementary OS myself and I’d love some community feedback…

- What have I missed?
- What doesn’t work?
- What can be improved?

CC @danrabbit @cassidyjames

@aral @danrabbit @cassidyjames You've already messed up and ensured your project is dead beyond your personal interest by focusing so much on some obscure little Linux distribution with a special not-really-free license and a website that requires JavaScript where you can't even download "their" OS.

Market/describe it as a general "Linux development following Elementary UI Guidelines Starter Pack for Novices" or something similar and make sure that the default templates are desktop-independent.


@katie Hey Katie, are you always this fun at parties or is it only on weekdays?

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