Hello Jolla Enthusiasts. Despite the fact that the first Jolla smartphone, running Sailfish OS has been released in mid-November 2013, a lot of applications with Sailfish OS support have been both developed or ported from Nokia N9’s Harmattan.
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.
Until now, OpenRepos.net contains applications for the most popular internet social services, including: Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, WhatsApp, Imgur, Spotify and Soma.fm. Except Instagram and Pinterest, which don’t have clients with Sailfish OS support yet, but can be installed from Android stores, all the social addicts should be happy with Jolla and Sailfish OS.
In this article I will show you how to install the most popular Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, WhatsApp, Imgur, Spotify and Soma.fm clients that have native Sailfish OS support, for the Jolla smartphone.
Facebook: Friends App
Friends App is a simple social network aggregator, which has been created as a replacement for Gwibber. While it is already available for Nokia N9′s Harmattan and Ubuntu Touch, it has been successfully ported to Jolla’s Sailfish OS.
Since Friends App is available via Openrepos.net, you can eiter install it via Warehouse, the official Openrepos.net client, or download the rpm package and install it directly via the file manager. Download Friends App.
Tweetian, Harmattan’s Twitter client has been ported by the Jolla engineers to work to work on Sailfish OS.
Tweetian can be installed both via Warehouse, or by downloading the rpm package and double-clicking it. Download Tweetian.
Foursail is a Foursquare client specially developed for Sailfish OS, enabling the users to browse the nearby venues, checkin and share on Facebook and Twitter, browse for friends’ checkins and show the latest checkins at the Cover Page.
To install Foursail, you can either use Warehouse to find and install the app or simply download it from OpenRepos.net and install it via doubleclick. Download Foursail.
Mitäkuuluu is Harmattan’s Persecute WhatsApp client, ported for Sailfish OS. You can either install Mitakuuluu via Warehouse or by downloading the rpm package and double-clicking it. Download Mitakuuluu.
Sailimgur is an imgur client specially written for Jolla’s Sailfish OS, being released under the GPL v3 license. Among others, it easily enables the users to browse and search easily, on Imgur. Download Sailimgur and double click the package to install it, or use Warehouse, the OpenRepos.net official client.
CuteSpotify was initially developed for Ubuntu Touch, but recently ported to Jolla’s Sailfish OS. To see CuteSpotify in action on Sailfish OS, view this demo video. To install CuteSpotify, you can either use Warehouse to get the app, or simply download the cutespotify rpm package and install it via the file manager. Download CuteSpotify.
SailSoma is a Soma.fm client, created specially for Jolla’s Sailfish OS. SomaFM is an internet radio, streaming over 20 radio channels. Like any other Warehouse apps, SailSoma can be installed via Warehouse or downloaded from OpenRepos.net and install by double-click. Download SailSoma.
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.