Hell Jolla Enthusiasts. As you may know, a kitchen timer application for Jolla’s Sailfish OS has been created, named intuitively Kitchen Timer. The app is very simple to use, it allows the users to either set the time via the time picker or select a predefined time from the 7 predefined time intervals, tap the time to start/pause and long press to stop/reset
The latest version available is Kitchen Timer 0.1.1, which has been recently released. For a list of changes and enhancements brought by the latest version, see the official changelog.
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 Kitchen Timer is 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 Kitchen Timer 0.1.1
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 Kitchen Timer. 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 Kitchen Timer, you have to install zypper (if you haven’t installed it already) and uninstall the app via zypper :
# pkcon install zypper
# zypper remove harbour-kitchentimer
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.