NewsFish: An ownCloud News Reader Client For Sailfish OS + Installation Instructions

Hello Linux Geeksters. A third party developer has created an ownCloud news reader client for Sailfish OS, called newsFish. For now, the app is still under development, but it is already usable.

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hNewsFish: An ownCloud News Reader Client For Sailfish OS + Installation Instructions


  • Log into ownCloud instance
  • List of feeds
  • List of articles in a feed
  • Article view
  • Open article in browser
  • Open article in instapaper
  • Sync from Cover screen

After you log in to the application, you need to sync the feeds from owncloud.

In this article I will show you how to install newsFish on your Jolla device running Sailfish OS. Follow the instructions exactly, in order to get a successful installation:

1. Download the newsFish app

2. Enable the Jolla Developer Mode and allow SSH-connection

3. Connect your Jolla device to your computer, via USB

4. Copy the newsfish rpm package to the Jolla device

5. Install the package via the command line interface:

$ pkcon install-local newsFish-0.1-1.armv7hl.rpm

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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