Check out our progress for Loki Alpha 1

In Progress


elementary OS is created and used by people from all around the World; help us make the experience even better by translating it into more languages.

elementary OS uses an open, collaborative translation tool on Launchpad called Rosetta. Learn More

Our website is also openly translated using an online platform called Transifex. Learn More

World map

Web Development

Our website is built using HTML, CSS, PHP, and JavaScript. We're always looking for people experienced in those areas who would like to contribute and make it even better. Most of the design work is done by our Design Team, but we love design ideas and feedback for our Web Team.


Every project begins with an idea. Our Design Team takes these and turns them into road maps. We break up design into two components:

Visual Design

A great place for visual designers to get started is by sharing mockups with our Google+ Community

Interactive Design

We use a system on Launchpad called Blueprints to create detailed explanations of new features.

Application wire frame

Desktop Development

Our desktop environment and all its apps are built using Vala, GTK+, Clutter, Cairo, Granite, and a number of other free libraries. All of our code is hosted on, a free service for open source projects. We're always looking for contributors of all skill levels.

Scratch text editor

Targeted Funding

BountySource puts funds directly in the hands of developers by rewarding them for committing fixes or creating new features. Set a bounty on the issues that matter to you most or fund a specific app. You can also set up a recurring subscription. Learn More

General Funding

Patreon works like an ongoing crowdfunding campaign. Choose an amount, get rewards, and help us reach our goals. Learn More

PayPal is a quick and easy solution. Choose a one-time amount or set up a subscription.