The Orange Pi is a Free Hardware SBC board that has become so popular that it has been as successful as the Raspberry Pi. The idea of copying the raspberry board and changing the name to another fruit name has led many users to choose this SBC board model instead of the Raspberry Pi.
However, Orange Pi does not have the same support as Raspberry Pi. Although it must be recognized that little by little, Orange Pi is growing in terms of community and support.
It has recently joined Canonical to launch an online store that will allow users to install any snap application on Orange Pi. This store will allow Orange Pi users to install apps with complete confidence and security.
The new Orange Pi app store is the same Ubuntu store that has snap packages for Free Hardware platforms, Orange Pi will now also be included within this list of platforms, as well as access to the store within the installation images of the operating system for Orange Pi.
Snap packages will increase the security of boards like Orange Pi or Raspberry Pi
Canonical snap packages allow any update without annoying the rest of the operating system or other applications. This makes it a safe and free system, suitable for projects with Orange Pi and Ubuntu. Users can download apps that can be installed both on our computer and on the Orange Pi board. Although all Orange Pi users will have to go through the Orange Pi store, which could have some difference compared to other stores or the main store. On the other hand, the same apps that we will find for Raspberry Pi will be for Orange Pi, so many projects created with Raspberry Pi, as well as IoT projects that we can create with this citrus plate.
In any case, the arrival or creation of an official Orange Pi store with snap packages is something positive and interesting for the users of this board, especially for novice users who still have little knowledge about Orange Pi and they want to get the most out of it.