Hello Jolla Enthusiasts. As you may know, Foursquare is a social network app, enabling the users to checking in to different places and share the info on Facebook, Twitter.
Xmlich02, a third party developer has created a Foursail, a Foursquare client with native support for Sailfish OS. Among others, it enables the users to browse the nearby venues, checkin and share on Facebook and Twitter, browse for friends’ checkins and show the latest checkins at the Cover Page.
The latest version available is Foursail 0.5.1, which has been recently released, bringing a bunch of bug-fixes to the previous version.
In this article I will show you how to install Foursail 0.5.1 on Jolla’s Sailfish OS powered smartphone.
There are two installation methods, one from the GUI and one from the command line interface. I like the terminal method better, because I find it easier to update the apps, this was. And because I am a CLI Linux maniac. : )
Installation method 1: From the GUI.
Since Foursail is available via OpenRepos.net, you can easily download the app and install it directly from the file manager.
Download Foursail 0.5.1
Installation method 2: In the geek way, via zypper.
Since Sailfish OS is pure openSUSE, you have to switch to developer mode, install zypper, add the repository and key, update the system and installFoursail. Like this:
# pkcon install zypper
# zypper ar -f http://sailfish.openrepos.net/xmlich02/personal-main.repo
# rpm --import http://sailfish.openrepos.net/openrepos.key
# zypper refresh
# zypper install harbour-foursail
To uninstall Foursail, you have to install zypper (if you haven’t installed it already) and uninstall the app via zypper :
# pkcon install zypper
# zypper remove harbour-foursail
For those who don’t know yet, Jolla is a project developed by former Nokia employees. The first Jolla smartphone is running on Sailfish OS, a modified Megoo Linux system, which is Android compatible, uses Wayland as the default display server , uses Nokia N9′s Maliit touchscreen keyboard and comes with interchangeable covers, allowing the users to easily switch them, in order to change the color/model of the phone and comes with impressive hardware specifications.
While apps with native Sailfish OS support can be installed via the Jolla Store and OpenRepos.net, Android apps can be installed via the same Jolla Store, or via F-Droid, Yandex Store, Amazon App Store, Aptoide and 1Mobile Android Market.