In this article, we will introduce the Ubuntu Google Play lens which allows users to search and access Android apps and games available in Google Play directly from the Unity Dash. Here are some screenshots of this Unity lens under Ubuntu 12.10:

Ubuntu Google Play Lens Installation

Under Ubuntu 12.04, you can install the lens with these commands:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:abhshk-btra/rotatingcanvas 
sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install googleplaylens

For Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal), run these commands:

sudo apt-get install python-unity-singlet 
cd /tmp 
wget http://goo.gl/ZozkU -O googleplaylens_12.11_all.deb 
sudo dpkg -i googleplaylens_12.11_all.deb

Log out the current session and log back in to enable it.

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