How To Install Medard Weather 0.7.2 On Jolla First Sailfish OS Smartphone

Hello Jolla Enthusiasts. As you may know, Medard provides weather forecast in the Czech Republic and Central Europe, based on numerical weather predicition MM5, a project developed by the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute.

A special weather forecast application called Medard Weather has been specially developed for Jolla and Sailfish OS. The latest version available is Medard Weather 0.7.2.

How To Install Medard Weather 0.7.2 On Jolla First Sailfish OS Smartphone

In this article I will show you how to install Medard Weather 0.7.2 on 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 Medard Weather is available via OpenRepos.net, you can easily download the app and install it directly from the file manager.

Download Medard Weather 0.7.2

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 Medard Weather. Like this:

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

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

# pkcon install zypper
# zypper remove harbour-medard

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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