Sailfish OS Launcher on Android Beta

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Last month, Jolla announced that they are going to release a Sailfish OS Launcher so that Android Users can experience Sailfish OS on their phones.

At MWC, Jolla showcased some Android Phones running Sailfish OS like the Nexus 4, TCL, Samsung Galaxy S3 etc. They also demonstrated the Sailfish OS Launcher for the first time, James from Jolla Users uploaded a video showing the full Sailfish OS Launcher on the Xperia Z1

Watch it below

Read the full article on our new site… http://www.thejollablog.com

Secure your Data with F-Secure’s Younited App for Jolla

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It’s time that all clouds become one. With younited, you’ll always have your music, pictures, videos and other stuff with you.Younited is the cloud service that can be trusted. It is hosted in Finland, home to strict privacy laws and strongly held cultural values of privacy, and has been conceived and built for privacy from the ground up.

Jolla will soon be offering its smartphone users 5 GB of free, secure younited cloud storage. Right now, we’re working things out with Jolla to make sure younited perfectly fits the needs of Jolla users. Jolla users will get all the perks of younited, like sharing, automatic sync, and integration with the content from their other devices as well as from their Dropbox, Facebook, and Picasa accounts.

Read the full article on our new site
Secure your Data with F-Secure’s Younited App for Jolla – www.thejollablog.com

Emoji Keyboard Brings New Features In The Latest Update

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Emoji Keyboard is a popular application which brings Emoji Support for Sailfish OS. It was released last week in the OpenRepos and it was downloaded in over 25 Countries worldwide.

It includes full set of iOS 5+ and Whatsapp Emoji characters. Here’s everything
that’s new in the latest release:

– Remembers last symbol set and page used
– Favorite page has last 30 symbols typed
– Enter key added
– Font changed from Truetype to Opentyped
– Active layout indicator added on top of keyboard

You can download it at Warehouse for Sailfish OS or by clicking the image below

#NewBugDetected: Jolla Navigation Bug

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Simo Ruoho discovered another bug again this time its about navigation. According to him there are some users reporting that when they are using Android navigation software running on Jolla it shows the car location at closeby roads and crossings, or shows you driving sideways / backwards.

The Problem

In a modern smartphone there are three ways to determine the phone current direction: (1) Directly from the magnetometer data, (2) calculated from that and the accelerometer data, or (3) calculated from two data readings received from GPS. Navi apps are using this method.

Some Navi apps are able to use compass (Magnetometer sensor) as a supportive reading for the direction (e.g. when gps data is missing). Jolla’s compass should work fine, but it’s currently providing data to only some of the Android apps. (This is another known bug already under work. I’m expecting it to be fixed after Qt 5.3. release). However, this is not related to the velocity bug.

Sound off in the comments if you are experiencing this bug.

Source: Review Jolla

Cheers!

The Sailfish OS Apps Icon Story

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Here’s a post from SailfishOS.org on how to create Icons for your app and they compare it to baking cakes.

1. First, we need a background  shape. Everyone screams for  it, so let’s create one.

Base shape is problematic.  One shape can be good for
some icons and bad for some  others. Always it ends up with  a compromise. Often it may  also take more attention than  icon metaphor visuals. Let’s build a system with  multiple shapes. We are not  only aiming for consistency  but also for hierarchical cues
tailored for each icon  metaphor visual.

2.

Let’s pick the most popular shape: a rectangle.

3.  up next: a circle. Let’s turn up the heat and merge them

And you can find all the directions on the pdf document. You can also download a template with different formats

Source: SailfishOS.org  

PDF 

Download the Unofficial Jolla Together App for Jolla

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Last month, Jolla officially open the site http.together.jolla.com The site was opened so that Jolla Phone users can send feedbacks,suggest features, report issues and vote on which features they would like to see in Jolla.

Unofficial Jolla Together app is a must have if you always visit the site.
Here are the features of the app

* List questions

* Filter by Closed, Answered, Unanswered

* Search function

* Sort by activity, date, answers, vote

* Comment/Vote (via built in browser)

You can download it here

PS. Jolla is looking for a Moderator for Jolla Together if you think you are capable you can apply here

Sailfish OS SDK January Update Available Now!!!

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Sailfish Devs!! The Sailfish OS SDK January Update is now available.

Here’s a post from Sailfish Devel

 

Hello again,

Today at 16:00 UTC we are publishing a little update on SailfishOS SDK. The update itself touches only the Build Engine.

What you need to do is to boot up the Build Engine after the updates have been published (i.e. click the sdk icon in Qt Creator) and wait 10 minutes while it refreshes its repositories. Then access the SDK Control Center Updates view and you should see that Engine updates are available.

Release note:
 - SDK Control Center

  *   - Download and reinstall build targets (i.e.) sysroots. This is done using the new pull-down menu called 'Pre-configured targets'  in 'Targets' view of Control Center.

  *   - Provide a tool to verify that basic submission criterias are fulfilled with Harbour intake requirements. This is done from the new view called 'Harbour Tools' in Control Center.

If you have any questions, you can either send email to this mailing list: devel at lists.sailfishos.org or write it up on together.jolla.com and tag your issue with 'sdk'.

Happy hacking,
Jolla SDK Team.

You can download the SDk at Sailfishos.org

Source: Sailfish Os Devel Mailing List

Webcat, Delivers A Feature Rich Web Browser For Sailfish OS

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With a lot of reviews saying that the Sailfish Browser lacks many features like tab browsing etc. Webcat is here to help, Webcat is a simple webbrowser which allows viewing webpages and surfing sites. It is based upon the webkit engine provided by Qt5.

Current features include:
•Landscape support
•Tabbing support (real without reloading of tabs)
•Bookmark support
•Setting browser user agent
•Setting default font sizes
•Opening up links in new tab (by long press and hold on link)
•Copy links (by long press and hold on link)
•Open rtsp, rtmp and mms links with external viewer (e.g. LLs VideoPlayer)
•Setting DNS Prefetch
•Setting Offline WebApplication Cache
•Manually add bookmark with specific user agent
•Fast scroll to top or bottom of page

Watch:

Download it here

Warehouse, An OpenRepos Client for Jolla

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Warehouse is an Openrepos client for Jolla, This is not the first time you heard about Warehouse if you are using N9 since its also available for MeeGo. OpenRepos is a community driven personal repository system for Harmattan and Sailfish operating systems. Since OBS Meego have been closed, lots of developers lack the place for personal repositories, where they can store and release their software.

Warehouse supports the following features
1) Application browsing
2) Application details. You have to enable developer repository first.
3) Process of fetching repository info
4) Repository connected, download size of pachage (this does not count required deps yet).
5) Downloading & Installing application
6) Installation finishes
7) You can also uninstall any installed app

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Though there are some features that is not yet supported like Cover and cover action, Not all transactions are named yet, so you can see just “pending” instead of real stuff like “install application” or “enable repository”
,No settings & translations and
Notifications on available updates. It is still a must have app, also the developer promised that an update is under development.

You can download it here