Nuvola Apps are web apps running in Nuvola Apps Runtime1 that provides them with more native user experience and richer desktop integration features than standard web browsers can offer. Nuvola specializes in music streaming services and offers background playback, handling of media key, integration with media player applets, Last.fm scrobbling, lyrics fetching, and much more.
For us, Linux is not a secondary platform but the system we love and use every day.
The following web-based music streaming services2 are supported by Nuvola Apps Runtime:
Although Nuvola should work in all Linux desktop environments, we currently test only GNOME (Ubuntu, Fedora), Unity (Ubuntu), and Pantheon (elementaryOS). We hope to explore other desktops in the future.
The latest flatpak builds of Nuvola Apps show useful tips during the start-up, add help buttons to individual features for faster access to new documentation written from scratch, and allow you to start writing a bug report with just two clicks. We added new issue templates on Github to make easier to report bugs, suggest features or just ask questions. Continue reading this article.
The latest flatpak builds of Nuvola Apps fix the incompatibility of a new Widevine plugin (needed by Spotify), enable a dark theme preference for nine web apps that use a rather dark user interface, and improve the appearance of Chromium scrollbars (both light and dark variants are available). Individual Nuvola apps now check whether the installed Nuvola Apps Service does have the same version to prevent compatibility issues. Continue reading this article.
The latest flatpak builds of Nuvola Apps bring redesigned Preferences dialog with expanded Appearance section as well as a few bug fixes. Continue reading this article.
A new script was added to the stable Flatpak repository: YouTube Music. Jango & Tune In integrations got a new maintainer, were ported to the Chromium-based backend for audio playback without Flash plugin and updated to the latest Nuvola standards. Logitech Media Server script is now unsupported until a new maintainer is found. Continue reading this article.
Nuvola Apps Runtime used to be called Nuvola Player in the past. While Nuvola still focuses on music streaming services, we also explore the possibility to integrate web apps of all kinds. Google Calendar script is our very first experiment in this area. ↩
The streaming services are provided by third parties (the Providers). Nuvola Apps project is not affiliated with, nor endorsed by, nor supported by the Providers. The service names and logos may be trademarks or registered trademarks owned by the Providers. ↩