Hello Jolla Enthusiasts. For those who don’t know, Jolla Together (together.jolla.com) is a stackexchange-style portal, where people ask questions and share information about Jolla.
A while ago, an unofficial Jolla Together client application has been developed, enabling the users to list questions, filter questions by closed, answered, unanswered, search for specific information, comment and vote.
The latest version available is Unofficial Jolla Together 0.4.1, which has been released a few hours ago, coming with a new icon, an auto hide VKB feature and the now, the users have to swipe forward (not backwords, like in the previous version) to show questions.
In this article I will show you how to install Unofficial Jolla Together 0.4.1 on your 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 Unofficial Together App is available via OpenRepos.net, you can easily download the app and install it directly from the file manager.
Download Unofficial Together App
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 Unofficial Together app. Like this:
# pkcon install zypper
# zypper ar -f http://sailfish.openrepos.net/mike7b4/personal-main.repo
# rpm --import http://sailfish.openrepos.net/openrepos.key
# zypper refresh
# zypper install harbour-unofficialtogether
To uninstall Unofficial Together App, you have to install zypper (if you haven’t installed it already) and uninstall the app via zypper :
# pkcon install zypper
# zypper remove harbour-unofficialtogether
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.