Hello Jolla Enthusiasts. 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.
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.
The latest version available is CuteSpotify 184.108.40.206, which has been recently released, bringing a bunch of fixes and enhancements to the previous version. For more information, see the changelog.
In this article I will show you how to install CuteSpotify 220.127.116.11 on the first Jolla smartphone, running 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 CuteSpotify is available via OpenRepos.net, you can easily download the app and install it directly from the file manager.
Download CuteSpotify 18.104.22.168
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 CuteSpotify. Like this:
# pkcon install zypper
# zypper ar -f http://sailfish.openrepos.net/Elleo/personal-main.repo
# rpm --import http://sailfish.openrepos.net/openrepos.key
# zypper refresh
# zypper install harbour-cutespotify
To uninstall cutespotify, you have to install zypper (if you haven’t installed it already) and uninstall the app via zypper :
# pkcon install zypper
# zypper remove harbour-cutespotify
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.