This chapter covers application development for the Librem 5 phone. Here, you can find out how to make, build, deploy, and publish apps for distribution.
The development process described in this chapter covers the default software distribution on the phone, which is based on GNOME and PureOS. See the Developing for GNOME section for an overview of the tools and languages available to you for app development.
The following sections provide different ways to learn about development, ranging from tutorials and example applications to guides about using specific features of the phone and its software environment.
The application-level APIs are described in the Application-Level APIs documentation.
Packaging and Publishing¶
When it is time to distribute your application, you will need to package it in a suitable form for publication. These documents cover the methods for packaging and publishing applications for distribution via channels made available by Purism.