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SailSeries - A simple app to view details of your favorite tv-series and track your progress.


Search, add, view, mark episodes as watched, mark seasons as watched, update all series, week view, active cover.


english, finnish, french, swedish and spanish

I thought it would be a good idea to create dedicated thread for SailSeries application so I can respond faster to comments, publish more accurate changelog and so on. Please feel free to suggest new features, ideas and any feedback.


1.1-2 (6.1.2017)

  • Settings page:
  • Notifications (experimental)
  • Periodic content updates (experimental)

  • Live/auto search of series

  • little polishes and fixes

  • episode can be marked as watched from overview page

1.0-1 (16.5.2016)

  • All series can be updated now from My Series page

  • Removed carousel view from Series/Seasons -> UI logic is much better and cleaner

  • Little polishes and fixes

0.5-2 (02.05.2016)

  • New Start page and Cover page

  • Code refactoring

  • little polishes and fixes

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Short description of the app? I have no idea what this app is about, but if I had to guess, I would say it has something to do with TV-series?

avhakola ( 2016-05-02 04:02:43 +0200 )edit

Hi @Joone, one can't come back from the series details page/season page with a gesture. One has to push the sub page dot. Perhaps you can make the season page a sub page to the page with the details. The series details page would show a second dot on the right side then... to indicate that there is more to find - like the inbox page of the mail program.

shining ( 2016-05-07 18:54:00 +0200 )edit

Hi @shining ! That is actually a very good idea since that would solve also other problem that I have with the series/seasons view, thanks! :) I will try this out.

joonne ( 2016-05-07 21:10:55 +0200 )edit

New version 1.0-1 now in store!

joonne ( 2016-05-16 13:12:51 +0200 )edit

Are you using any platform for working on translations, e.g. transifex?

mdosch ( 2016-11-15 15:39:35 +0200 )edit

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answered 2016-11-15 14:56:36 +0200

247 gravatar image

very good app...some suggestions :)

1 display the my series page if no shows are airing 2 dispay a thumbnail when shows are airing...the page will look less empty that way 3 would be nice if we could have some sort of interaction between users...for example a rating system or even a comment system...that would be freaking awesome...

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  1. Might be doable and also it could be toggleable via settings.

  2. What do you mean by showing a thumbnail? In the start page ?

  3. Can you give me an example in which page you would like to use these features, these sound very interesting! :) A rating system for series between sailseries users would be kind of fun and nice :D

Thank you for suggestions and for using the app! I have a new update coming but it needs still some testing since I found some bugs.

joonne ( 2016-11-15 15:59:14 +0200 )edit

what i'm talking about is something more like seriesfinale is this... me it's more good looking than that

for the third point...i don't know...maybe similar to what the togheter site is could open the page for a series and other than the episode list and a brief explanation of the series would be nice to have a page where users can comment (like here or like the store way) and maybe give it a rating (eg 1 to 5 or stars like lot others do) would be nice so users will know what to watch and what not...

i'll add anyway some other points that (imo) could make the app better

  1. i'm not always connected to the internet so often when i enter a show there are no images for it resulting in a quite empty page...would be nice if sailseries could cache data so that is available even when offline (with the ability to delete cached data obviosly)

  2. some series differentiate from season to season...would be nice to have a brief description for the season like it's already done for the entire show...

  3. would be nice to have a sailfish icon (i'm asking too much i know :p )

other than that it's a very good app :)

247 ( 2016-11-15 17:11:14 +0200 )edit

I will start looking into your suggestions when I finish my thesis soonish and see what I come up with. :)

joonne ( 2017-01-06 12:07:54 +0200 )edit

answered 2016-05-03 21:56:16 +0200

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Hi Joone!

Your app is great! I use it almost daily and the last update is pretty cool! This post is a good idea, maybe you'll get some helps from the community to continue improving it.

I have a suggestion. That concerns the "refreshing" of "my series". It is a pity that one has to refresh each tv-show manually, especially during summer break. If you don't refresh it regurlarly, you may miss one update. To answer that, I suggest 3 possibilities, you'll tell which one is the easiest, and maybe the community will be able to help too: 1) do a "refresh all" for all "my series" automatically when the app starts 2) Automatically refresh a serie when its dedicated page 3) add the option "refresh all" in the "my series" page

Maybe the difficulty would be to handle the case when the phone is not connected to the network. Another possible issue would be a long refresh time for the people who have a lot of series with a lot of seasons?

Anyway, cool app, keep up the good work!

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Hi, thanks for your support! :)

The update all series (or some variant) is definitely a must-do and I will look into that.

joonne ( 2016-05-04 08:22:21 +0200 )edit

refresh every show on app startup is a nogo, though! A manual refresh should be enough and the tvdb servers will thank you.

shining ( 2016-05-05 15:23:11 +0200 )edit

Yes that is very true. :)

joonne ( 2016-05-06 17:14:16 +0200 )edit
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