How To Install CuteSpotify On Jolla’s First Sailfish OS Running Smartphone

Hello Linux Geeksters. For those who don’t know yet, CuteSpotify is a Spotify client that has been developed for Ubuntu Touch, Canonical’s mobile version of Ubuntu. Having an intuitive GUI written in QT, the app enables the users to search and play music from the Spotify database, manage playlists and others.

How To Install CuteSpotify On Jolla's First Sailfish OS Running Smartphone

A while ago, Mike Sheldon, the CuteSpotify developer has started work at porting the app to work on Sailfish OS, the Meego based mobile operating system used as default on Jolla’s first smartphone, enabling the users to use the main functions of the open-source Spotify client on their Jolla device.

To see CuteSpotify in action on Sailfish OS, view this demo video.

In this article I will show you how to install CuteSpotify on the first Jolla smartphone, running Sailfish OS. Follow the instructions exactly, in order to get a successful installation:

1. Download the CuteSpotify app from OpenRepos

2. Enable the Jolla Developer Mode and allow SSH-connection

3. Connect your Jolla device to your computer, via USB

4. Copy the cutespotify rpm package to the Jolla device

5. Install the package via the command line interface:

$ pkcon install-local harbour-cutespotify-1.3.0-10.armv7hl.rpm

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. Apps can be installed via the Jolla Store, which will provide both Jolla and Android apps, or via F-Droid, Yandex Store, Amazon App Store, Aptoide and 1Mobile Android Market.

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