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[feature-request] Add Missing Apps to the chat application list [answered]

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asked 2015-09-12 16:22:20 +0300

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Beside Whatsapp which works fine - thanks - I'm using Threema, but chat notifications appear like before without sound oder notification in eventview. Also the icon is not showing up on the lock screen. Maybe make it configurable which notification will trigger a notification and which not?

Or maybe other Threema-users have other experiences?

EDIT: Same Behaviour for TextSecure

EDIT2: Edited the Topic to change the config file for users not so experienced. Worlaround work well for me...

EDIT3: Edited the call to let the question opened, to avoid a wrong understanding, it's not about installing these

chats for all users, it's about adding them to notification list, so if a user installs it notifications will work from the beginning.

For those not confident with terminal, you can install file browser with root from warehouse. with this app you can chance the read/write settings of the mentioned file and edit it with e.g. file case.

Step by step without terminal:

  • Install Filecase from warehouse
  • Install Filecase as root from warehouse
  • Open Filecase as root
  • Navigate two layers back with the white point on the upper left side
  • Navigate to "usr"
  • Navigate to "share"
  • Navigate to "lipstick"
  • Tap on "androidnotificationpriorities"
  • Choose "Edit" in Pulldown menu
  • add the given string at the end of file, for example:




For Mailapps replace chat,chat_exists with email,email_exists

if your app is not mentioned here before do these additional steps to get the information:

  • Install crest from Jolla store
  • Open Crest
  • Open your favorite android app you want to activate notifications for
  • head back to crest, usually the topmost app is the one you search, check back, the string in crest should include the appname, for example ch.threema.app for Threema
  • Go back to FileCase
  • Enter the following string, replacing "name of the app" and "string from crest"

*Name of the App*;chat,chat_exists
package:*string from crest*;chat,chat_exists

for mail apps replace chat,chat_exists with email,email_exists

  • Close the edit menu with navigating back (white dot in the upper left corner)

maybe restart device, in my case it worked without restart.

Please don't close the question as it's request to add these chats to the notification list for all users

Missing Apps so far: Threema, TextSecure, Conversations

EDIT4: is still missing these.

EDIT5: Changelog to contains still no info to THREEMA notifications.

EDIT6: I'm on EA, workaround still has to be done

EDIT7: Changelog to 2.0.2 Aurajoki EA still contains no hint for any change. Can't understand, if this is it. It's so easy for them to add this for us.

EDIT8: still doesn't contain Threema, jongla and a few others were added

EDIT9: fixed

EDIT10: Could you please add riot.im (Riot.im;chat,chat_exists package:im.vector.alpha;chat,chat_exists)

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I have the same experience with TextSecure. No icon on lock screen and no sound. Though it appears in Eventsview and even if an alarm sound is set in the app itself it won't be triggered.

leszek ( 2015-09-12 16:59:35 +0300 )edit

The same here for Conversations.

fifr ( 2015-09-12 19:00:56 +0300 )edit

same here threema notifications are only on homescreen but no sound and no led blinking. very annoying

monkeyisland ( 2015-09-12 19:06:49 +0300 )edit

A little bug is, that manually made additions are overwritten during update, so you have to add all lines again after update to But it is quick done.

Boris ( 2015-10-25 13:10:26 +0300 )edit

I won't say it's a bug because it's just not implemented yet, so I think the update process overwrites older version to prevent issues because of modified files. For example I installed a different version of the documents app with new functionalities, store could not update this version but system update did. So for me it's more like a features despite this case where we want to save the changes ;)

drummer12 ( 2015-10-25 14:19:21 +0300 )edit

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answered 2015-09-12 20:23:39 +0300

Alin gravatar image

all these are third party applications... if there is a bug it is in the apps themselves... of course except the android ones...

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I don't understand what you want to say but in every case this is not an answer so please convert to comment...

drummer12 ( 2015-09-12 20:31:48 +0300 )edit

what i mean none of the apps named in the bug now feature are default apps or jolla apps... if they do not work as expected and they are native sailfish apps take it with their authors as it may happen they do not read this corner of the web.

for android apps of course you cannot do that.. hence my exception. Someone indicated to you a mechanism towards happiness..

about your last point comment/answer is a long literary discussion that I would not start. Comment or answer shall be left to the decision of the writer in my humble opinion.

Alin ( 2015-09-12 20:51:55 +0300 )edit

Both apps are Android Apps hence also you edit the androidnotificationproperties to add those two. Its a very simple thing to do by the Sailfish devs.

leszek ( 2015-09-12 21:09:25 +0300 )edit

I don't want to discuss with you. I asked two questions in my thread, your "answer" doesn't answer any of these because you "answered" some general things. You didn't even know the apps. TJC is not a chat and if someone is searching an answer on that question your post is not useful, so it's a comment. I don't see space to discuss.

drummer12 ( 2015-09-12 21:16:22 +0300 )edit

@Alin Here's a guideline for how to use answers and comments here on TJC. Let's keep it clear and cooperative discussion board following these :) https://together.jolla.com/question/4389/together-howto-question-answer-and-comment/ You can find all the guidelines on the front page under featured tags

simo ( 2015-09-12 22:43:47 +0300 )edit

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