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Document Viewer

This web page is where we are coordinating the work to build a Document Viewer application for the Ubuntu Phone that could also extend to other form factors too with the responsive design features built into the Ubuntu SDK

The Details

Launchpad Project


Launchpad Team


IRC Channel

#ubuntu-phone on Freenode

User Stories

Note: please don't add user stories here. We are defining these as a limited set to keep the scope more limited to get out a first version.

  • Must Have: I wish to view doc type PDF, odt, docx, txt, rtf, others?
  • Should Have: I wish to view image type: bmp, jpg, png, others?
  • Should Have: I wish to view spreadsheet type csv, ods, xslx
  • Could/Should Have: I wish to view presentation types odp, pptx

Functional Requirements

Note: likewise, please don't add functional requirements here. We are defining these as a limited set to keep the scope more limited to get out a first version.

  • Capability to view PDF files
  • Parse and display text, rtf, OpenDocument and Open Office XML file types

  • Display various image types


How To Add Your Design

To contribute design, first ensure you have picked an app and then read the App Design Guides.

Next, send an email to David Planella (david.planella AT canonical DOT com) and Michael Hall (michael.hall AT canonical DOT com) to ask to be added to MyBalsamiq (this is the system we use for creating mock-ups.

Now look at each of the screens listed in the project in the Design section and view any existing designs.

If a design matches how you think it should look but with a few changes, please don't create a new design but instead leave comments on the design itself.

If there is either no design or you would like to propose a new design, simply create the design in MyBalsamiq on Please be sure to use the Phone container and add your design inside it.

Now link your design under the right screen heading below and using the following format:

 * [[|Your Name]] - summary of your design

As an example:

Content view

Include gestures for zoom, prev/next page, prev/next slide, etc

  • Needed

Document meta-data view

  • Needed

Save a copy

If the document being viewed wasn't loaded from local storage

  • Needed


This is where the spec will be.

Touch/CoreApps/DocViewer (last edited 2015-07-10 19:24:50 by nskaggs)