Note: you do not need to install snapd manually if you already have snap installed.
Snaps are app packages for desktop, cloud and IoT that update automatically, are easy to install, secure, cross-platform and dependency-free. They're being used on millions of Linux systems every day.
Alongside its various service and management functions, snapd:
For general details, including installation and Getting started guides, head over to our Snap documentation: https://snapcraft.io/docs
If you want to build your own snaps, start with our Creating a snap documentation: https://snapcraft.io/docs/creating-a-snap
This is an open source project and we warmly welcome community contributions, suggestions, and constructive feedback. If you're interested in contributing, please take a look at our Code of Conduct first.
Get in touch
We're friendly! We have a community forum at https://forum.snapcraft.io where we discuss feature plans, development news, issues, updates and troubleshooting. You can chat in realtime with the snapd team and our wider community on the #snappy (https://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=snappy) IRC channel on freenode (https://freenode.net/).
The snapd source code can be found on GitHub: https://github.com/snapcore/snapd