I am back with a very small ubuntu tip after quite sometime. This is not something that is really new and there are many sources out there that explain how to create application launchers in Ubuntu. I needed this to create a launcher for Aptana Studio.
So I thought I will write down these steps here so that others in need can find it and also it will serve as a future reference to me.
Open a terminal and navigate to your home folder and then
In this particular folder create a file called yourapplicationname.desktop
And in this particular file add the following content.
[Desktop Entry] Version=3.0 Name=Name of Application Comment= a short description Type=Application Categories=Development;IDE; Exec=absolutepath of application Terminal=false StartupNotify=true Icon=path of icon image Name[en_US]=AptanaStudio
Save this file and search for your application in unity and there you have your launcher.