How To Install Currency Converter 0.1.1 On Jolla’s Sailfish OS

Hello Jolla Enthusiasts. As the name suggests, Currency Converter is an application that converts currencies, by using the Yahoo! Finance data.

It has  the following features and functions:

  • Select to and/or from the dropdown list and the converted amount will be updated.
  • Change the amount to be converted and the result will be updated.
  • Selected currencies and amount is saved between sessions.
  • Refresh selected convertion when no activity for a user defined period of time, or by request.
  • Selected exchange rates is shown real-time on the home screen cover.
  • Swap currently selected currencies.

The latest version available is Currency Converter 0.1.1, which has been recently released. For more information, see this link.

How To Install Currency Converter 0.1.1 On Jolla's Sailfish OS

In this article I will show you how to install Kitchen Timer 0.1.1 on Jolla’s Sailfish OS.

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 Currency Converteris available via OpenRepos.net, you can either install it via Warehouse, or download the rpm package and install it directly from the file manager, by double-click.

Download Currency Converter

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 install Curency Converter. Like this:

# pkcon install zypper
# zypper ar -f http://sailfish.openrepos.net/tanghus/personal-main.repo
# rpm --import http://sailfish.openrepos.net/openrepos.key
# zypper refresh
# zypper install harbour-kitchentimer

To uninstall Curency Converter, you have to install zypper (if you haven’t installed it already) and uninstall the app via zypper :

# pkcon install zypper
# zypper remove harbour-curencyconverter

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.

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