How To Install Maep-Qt 1.3.7 On Jolla’s First Sailfish OS Smartphone

Hello Jolla Enthusiasts. Maep-Qt is a lightweight map view application, developer for Jolla’s Sailfish OS. Among others, it enables the users to browse tiled maps from Open Street Map, Google Maps and Virtual Earth.

Also, it has support for recording an displaying GPS tracks in XML GPX format. The latest version available is Maep-Qt 1.3.7, which has been recently released. For more information, see this link.

How To Install Maep-Qt 1.3.7 On Jolla's First Sailfish OS Smartphone

In this article I will show you how to install Maep-Qt 1.3.7 Jolla’s first Sailfish OS based 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 Maep-Qt is available via OpenRepos.net, you can easily download the app and install it directly from the file manager.

Download Maep-Qt 1.3.7

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 Maep-Qt. Like this:

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

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

# pkcon install zypper
# zypper remove harbour-maep-qt

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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