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What app would you pay 10euro for?

asked 2016-08-23 22:58:57 +0200

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updated 2016-11-08 03:49:59 +0200

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August is a lazy month so lets make a poll of some sort.

You get to have one native app that you will pay 10 euros (or the equivalent in your local currency) for. What is it.


One answer per person and only one app.

Must be something not having to do with the core os.

Separate answers so others can upvote/downvote.

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For those willing to chip in for app development, a place like Bountysource could be suitable to show that interest: How to post a Bounty

luen ( 2016-08-29 23:27:50 +0200 )edit

@ApB added a couple useful tags, hope thats ok.

DarkTuring ( 2016-11-08 03:50:49 +0200 )edit

Interesting poll. Looking to the (far) future it may even be that native apps (on Android, iOS and Windows) will lose importance and be replaced by so called "progressive web apps": Native Apps are Doomed

Progressive web apps will strengthen Sailfish OS as more and more companies will start to provide browser-based applications instead of native. This may sound like utopia to you now, but the process has already started. So it seems that an awesome (native!) browser will be the most important app for the future of Sailfish OS. The linked article is a good starting point to create your first progressive web app (don't forget to test it on Sailfish OS!). Or try out some progressive web apps now:

StaticNoiseLog ( 2016-11-17 12:47:10 +0200 )edit

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answered 2016-08-24 00:56:24 +0200

megger gravatar image

A native Offline Navigation App

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Yes! A thousand times YES!!! I would happily pay €100 without batting an eye.

pichlo ( 2016-08-24 09:45:25 +0200 )edit

The source code for has been released...

vattuvarg ( 2016-08-24 14:24:48 +0200 )edit

I thought the question was what would I pay for, not what would I write or port myself.

pichlo ( 2016-08-24 15:59:04 +0200 )edit

Well, it looks that the native offline maps navigation software is missing (see top voted wishes at this stage). Would be great to get some open source app for that. That is an indicator for devs as well, so its good to suggest solutions as well, not just that you would pay for an app.

@vattuvarg: I never used and don't know much about it. It seems to be Qt app, or at least Qt in some part. Do you know whether its written in Qt or Qt/QML? Porting would be easier from QML, I think.

There is also development in Ubuntu Touch navigation software. Never used it myself, but uNav is supposed to support offline navigation as well.

rinigus ( 2016-08-24 16:16:15 +0200 )edit

Tag up github issue:

r0kk3rz ( 2016-08-24 18:36:29 +0200 )edit

answered 2016-08-26 23:06:48 +0200

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I would pay 10 quid for android support/alien dalvik on any device able to run SailfishOS and I think thats the way to go for making sailfish do the round and capture the market.

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Right, I would pay 100 (or even 200...) euros for having the possibility to run (from time to time) an Android app on the Fairphone 2 with Sailfish.

Jordi ( 2016-08-26 23:51:05 +0200 )edit

rather pay that money for porting to/or native sailfish app.

kaktux ( 2016-08-27 01:08:29 +0200 )edit

True words. People would flash Sailfish on many more devices if Android support was available.

Federico ( 2016-08-27 12:26:15 +0200 )edit

while writing native apps is a priority, a general solution allowing us to use android apps is needed for ported devices. there is work on sfdroid which should provide it, but its not complete yet. would be good to get current view from Jolla on future Android support in Sailfish. maybe this request should be posted separately as a new thread? Then we can voice our opinions under it better.

rinigus ( 2016-08-30 16:03:50 +0200 )edit

@kaktux it doesn't work like that. Most of the time, the Android apps we use are to access proprietary services from some companies of our country. Those companies often don't bother to create a WP app, so no way they will do one for SFOS, and since their API are proprietary, we are not supposed to build an app ourselves (and even if it's possible, we don't have time to build and maintain a pseudo SFOS copy of all these apps).

It's hard to say, but Android support will always be needed.

Sthocs ( 2016-11-08 16:08:55 +0200 )edit

answered 2016-08-24 12:28:29 +0200

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updated 2016-08-24 12:47:55 +0200

A native WhatsApp-client with its own address book (and no access to the systemwide address book) - pretty much what Mitakuuluu was.

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why not system-wide addressbook? That sounds dead handy

tetris11 ( 2016-08-24 23:44:18 +0200 )edit

Because I have absolutely no intention of giving WhatsApp/Facebook access to all my contacts and their data. Names and (mobile) numbers of those that are already registered at WhatsApp - ok. Anything else - no way. That's the reason why I stopped using WhatsApp on my Jolla after Mitakuuluu stopped working. Until the day that isolating my contacts data from WhatsApp is possible, I'll use WhatsApp only with Pidgin on my desktops (until they block that one, of course - long live closed source software with proprietary protocols - not).

dyraig ( 2016-08-25 09:45:16 +0200 )edit

so long as FB/WhatsApp keep banning users and threatening developers with legal action this isnt going to happen...

r0kk3rz ( 2016-08-25 23:15:55 +0200 )edit

answered 2016-08-24 16:18:56 +0200

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E-mail client supporting threads. Port of Android K9, for example.

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And encryption using PGP/GnuPG!

Venty ( 2016-08-29 18:40:22 +0200 )edit

Threads would be cool, but honestly I would be more than happy if they finally could fix the IMAP folder problem... :-/

Armadillo ( 2016-08-29 20:20:55 +0200 )edit

i tried K9 didnt really work reliably including on my MacBook Pro newest OS Sierra.

DarkTuring ( 2016-11-19 03:53:22 +0200 )edit

answered 2016-08-24 12:50:41 +0200

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A mobile office suite, for instance FreeOffice mobile or a similar productivity tool - if it is native and supports the use of sdcards

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KOffice or Calligra office suite is already being used by Documents app. To get the editing capabilities, we must wait till Qt 5.6 is released in Jolla.

pavi ( 2016-08-25 17:42:35 +0200 )edit

answered 2016-08-23 23:52:21 +0200

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updated 2016-08-25 18:01:20 +0200

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fully featured OsmAnd~ for sfos

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Open Street Maps?

ApB ( 2016-08-24 00:20:00 +0200 )edit
2 for Sailfish OS could be an alternative too. (Also based on OpenStreetMaps).

vattuvarg ( 2016-08-24 01:22:35 +0200 )edit

Yes, as far as I'm concerned, is far superior to OSMand thanks to its much less complicated interface.

nthn ( 2016-08-25 01:54:27 +0200 )edit

"and" does not stand for "android" ;)

Sthocs ( 2016-08-25 13:47:49 +0200 )edit

OsmAnd (OSM Automated Navigation Directions)

vattuvarg ( 2016-08-25 13:54:21 +0200 )edit

answered 2016-08-29 15:07:57 +0200

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A swype-like keyboard ...(still miss this from the n9)

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There is a Swpye-Like Keyboard called "OKBoard" in Warehouse. But crashes with german language files often :(

Kromonos ( 2016-09-03 23:51:42 +0200 )edit

Thanks - I'll look into it

pedrox ( 2016-09-06 00:12:43 +0200 )edit

answered 2016-08-26 10:49:17 +0200

Fellfrosch gravatar image

A patch for having an agenda view in the calendar

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With an option to see the next X days preview in the notifications view.

pichlo ( 2016-08-26 10:51:54 +0200 )edit

answered 2016-08-23 23:48:22 +0200

ApB gravatar image

Over the air wifi suite to control the phone from the web browser. DND file transfers, sms etc etc.

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@ApB not only OTA, through usb too. In my firm that not really great with wifi, because smartphone could only go to the visitor wifi, and for acces on it with my pc, there is no access possible. Alternative is only usb, and it works very well.

cemoi71 ( 2016-11-08 18:50:59 +0200 )edit

answered 2016-08-24 17:40:58 +0200

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a more comfortable contacts-app with the possibility to create contact-groups and to add comments to single contacts

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totally agree, not a fan of the People app at all

fstrahlm ( 2016-11-20 01:13:10 +0200 )edit
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