Snapcraft

A universal app store for Linux

Deliver and update your app on any Linux distribution —
for desktop, cloud, and Internet of Things.

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Official snaps from major publishers

Mozilla Amazon Spotify Google Microsoft

“The auto-updating feature is huge”

Due to the nature of our platform, we release updates more than daily which admittedly can be annoying for our users to constantly update.

Therefore, having them done seamlessly in the background makes life for our users so much easier. It’s great to see snaps as the first serious attempt to try and unify the community.

Jeff Dickey
CLI engineer, Heroku

“Starting with snaps is easy”

We definitely find Snapcraft easier as it is yaml based and provides details of what artifacts are needed. Debian packaging has things that need to be followed which can be distribution specific, which creates complication.

The modular containment is what appealed about snaps and [we] can see it will be a lot more flexible. Starting with snaps is easy and the resources that are provided are clean and structured which aids adoption.

Lee Coward and Rakesh Singh
.NET (Microsoft)

“A major software discovery tool”

The Snap store provides additional exposure to our tools for many of our existing and potential users. The decision to use it came quite naturally. We believe the store will be a major software discovery tool on Linux, so the more people find out about our tools naturally and install them more easily, the better for everyone.

Aleksey Rostovskiy
Engineer, JetBrains

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One build
for all Linux and IoT

Snaps work across many distributions and versions of Linux. Bundle your dependencies and config, simplifying installs to a single standard command.

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Showcase to millions

Reach beyond your website with a listing on the Snap Store, the front page for app discovery on Ubuntu and other popular distros.

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Measure growth and retention

Make data-driven decisions with active install metrics. Watch as automatic updates migrate users to your latest release. Understand your audience with demographic breakdowns.


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