How To Install SailSoma 0.3.2 On Jolla’s Sailfish OS Smartphone

Hello Jolla and Sailfish OS Enthusiasts. As you may already know, SailSoma is a Soma.fm client, created specially for Jolla’s Sailfish OS. SomaFM is an internet radio, streaming over 20 radio channels.

The latest version available is SailSoma 0.3.2, which has been recently released.

How To Install SailSoma 0.3.2 On Jolla's Sailfish OS Smartphone

In this article I will show you how to install SailSoma 0.3.2 on Jolla’s first Sailfish OS-running 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 SailSoma is available via OpenRepos.net, you can easily download the app and install it directly from the file manager.

Download SailSoma 0.3.2

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 SailSoma. Like this:

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

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

# pkcon install zypper
# zypper remove harbour-sailsoma

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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One comment on “How To Install SailSoma 0.3.2 On Jolla’s Sailfish OS Smartphone
  1. Markkyboy says:

    A nice app, especially if you live Soma FM.
    Sadly for me, the app wouldn’t open the second time I tried to use it, it just opened with a totally white screen and did nothing else.
    I removed it, rebooted the phone, reinstalled it, same problem, all white screen and no action at all.

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