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asked 2014-01-07 21:22:05 +0300

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In my country most banks have mobilebanking app's for Android - but You can only have them from Google Play (wich doesn't accept Jolla). I'd like a solution for sailfish.

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I have installed the apk from MigrosBank, but it keeps on forgetting that it has been initialised with the ebanking USB-stick and so I have to log in to PC-ebanking to redo the initializing.

ausgeregelt ( 2014-01-07 21:25:19 +0300 )edit

Would be nice to get as native sailfish app.

olli ( 2014-01-07 21:28:19 +0300 )edit

I put requests for a few finnish banks if they are willing to provide Sailfish ported mobile banking apps, but haven't received any response yet.

TimTTK ( 2014-01-26 15:54:10 +0300 )edit

I found my banks mobile banking app from Aye! Will do for now.

olli ( 2014-06-27 22:20:57 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-01-07 21:52:31 +0300

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The best solution is to ask (demand) the .apk's to be downloadable from the bank's own website, and/or post them to some alternative stores like Jolla's own, Yandex, Aptitude, ... Inform them that Google's services are not free, and that using Google services has privacy implications.

I guess you will grow tired pretty soon asking every business to provide alternative access to their apps. I'm using Real APK Leecher (Java based, cross platform. The jar runs fine on my Kubuntu desktop). It allows you to search and download APK's from Google Play Store on PC. After downloading an APK, I send it to Jolla by bluetooth, and install it. Works fine for most apps, without hacking on the Jolla. But do note that apps which use the (non-free!) google play services API will not run.

Caveat: you do need a Google account, you do need a Android Device ID, and you do need to link that device ID to your google account. For that, I simply downloaded the x86 version of Android, (this image to be exact), imported it in VirtualBox, and registered with my Google account. Get the device id (see XDA link before) and configure it in Real APK Leecher.

Google still knows the apps you've downloaded, but at least your Jolla remains google-free.

If you have no objections to Google, you can install the Play store on Jolla, with some hacking.

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Thanks! Downloading apps from RAL, sending via bluetooth and installing on Jolla works like a charm! For some reason apps installed this way seem to lack internet connection, tho. Or is it just me?

J24 ( 2014-01-19 02:52:17 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-08-21 17:40:18 +0300

ossi1967 gravatar image

I usually download such apps via

in case they're not available from one of the alternative stores. Helped me to obtain my mobile banking application as well. No Google account needed.

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Me to, works fine!

SaimenSays ( 2014-08-27 21:59:13 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-01-07 21:32:29 +0300

thwint gravatar image

Try the following link:

With this I was able to install Google Play and also install some apps.

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answered 2014-08-21 12:29:55 +0300

OL gravatar image

I've been investigating the situation in my country, Denmark. It seems that the group small cooperative banks cooperating in "andelsnet" banks run a system, that can be used on smartphones. For instance It's not as easy as mobilepay etc. but works.

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