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asked 2014-02-12 19:32:58 +0300

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What features do you desperately need?

This is a list of missing features that we desperately need, sorted by votes. Feel free to add more, but only with a proper link to a question, so we can also vote on specific questions.

The Jolla crew uses the tag roadmap to show requested features forming part of a defined plan. There is also a general roadmap and a development roadmap.

Note: The numbers in parantheses {xxx} at the front are the votes each question had collected. If it has an -R after the number it indicates the roadmap tag is present, a -r? indicates the Jolla crew responded positively to the question but the roadmap tag is not present.

EDIT: Automatically updating list here, and the features tracked by Jolla here. As we already have these options via search, there's no need to update the list below. Return to default view here, or manually by removing the filter(s) and sorting questions by activity instead of votes.

EDIT2: There's a similar way to do that for bugs. Requested fixes here, those under work here

EDIT3: Just for fun, here's a list of bug requests ;) (let's work together to remove either of the tags on these)

Last time fully updated on 29 June 2015.

Let's try to keep this updated, at least after each Sailfish release!


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Voicemail notification for all operators (not working for some operators like Free Mobile in France)

TellienInTouch ( 2014-02-12 19:41:10 +0300 )edit
  1. Voice dialing
  2. Better email client (too many bugs here) ( 2014-02-12 19:51:04 +0300 )edit

While not a roadmap feature, additional keyboard layouts (official that is) is what i'd like to see.

ApB ( 2014-02-12 19:57:12 +0300 )edit

SailFishOS/Firmware updates that don't require the user to open a Jolla account.

weareunlike ( 2014-02-12 20:27:29 +0300 )edit
  1. Less restrictions for harbour-apps
  2. Better user control over apps access to hardware/data
  3. More API documentation, so things that aren't done by Jolla can be done by others, together with 1, several points on the list could be done by the community.
evk ( 2014-02-12 20:57:33 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-03-21 11:41:53 +0300

trashin gravatar image

Offline maps WITH voice navigation.

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For me it is one of the most important things, because I work a lot in different countries. And not everywhere there ist such a good infrastructure like in Europe or Northern Amerika. So without a net youre lost with your Navigation-App, if its only working online. Voice-Navigation is a must too, because normally you have to keep your eyes on the road. Especially in foreign countries. For me the N9 was the optimal solution, with its downloadable maps.

RR_aus_H ( 2014-03-21 11:54:15 +0300 )edit

I fully agree. Have had the N9 since launch myself and still use it for the maps/navigation until Jolla matures. Android tools for this is NOT an option for me here since I want to keep the phone 100% Sailfish native, I do not even have the Dalvik runtime installed.

trashin ( 2014-03-21 12:23:16 +0300 )edit

It's added to the list. Please vote on the issue I linked instead of here.

avdwoude ( 2014-03-22 12:48:40 +0300 )edit

Done, thank you.

trashin ( 2014-03-23 09:22:50 +0300 )edit

I use Here Beta from Google Play and it works great. Has voice navigation and other goodies. These are the same (Nokia-) maps that are used in the native application. And speaking of native - yeah that would be cool, but until a player like Nokia makes a native app with all the Android functionality, a looot more Jollas need to be sold. Till then: this works.

Bimberle ( 2015-01-07 19:48:49 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-03-21 14:28:51 +0300

RR_aus_H gravatar image

A fully working Bluetooth- Connection (syncronisation) with the Bluetoothstandard in cars (Phonebook, Voice-Navigation, Music...) Phonebooksynchronisation with Car-Audio should be Standard for a modern Phone.

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Could you provide a link on the relevant question so I can add this to the list? Thanks.

avdwoude ( 2014-03-22 12:50:40 +0300 )edit

bluetooth keyboard!

ortylp ( 2014-03-23 16:27:12 +0300 )edit

We need this ASAP!

shertell ( 2014-03-23 16:54:23 +0300 )edit

This is a definite, the ausot manufacturers are now fully suppoprting BT and the PBAP so should the phone. I find it frustrating that my old HTC One has this support but my Jolla doesn't. Also here in Australia we need to be completely handsfree for phone use.

bmwebb ( 2014-03-24 06:26:48 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-02-12 21:43:38 +0300

SergeiStPete gravatar image

From this list most important for me 1) Support for CardDAV address books 2) Improved email client

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The idea was not to ask which are most important on the list, but to create a list of features that we would like to know some sort of roadmap related time-frame on. I suggest you vote on the items on the list that you find important. That's why I added links to the relevant questions. :-)

Thanks for your feedback though. :-)

avdwoude ( 2014-02-12 21:47:45 +0300 )edit

@avdwoude i see, thank you for the clarification. nonetheless, i have nothing to add, these two are on my top. yes, i voted for them.

SergeiStPete ( 2014-02-12 22:07:36 +0300 )edit

CardDav support for Apple iCloud!

DarkTuring ( 2016-11-23 21:43:21 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-03-25 22:16:48 +0300

Claudio Maradonna gravatar image

updated 2014-03-25 22:57:24 +0300


  1. Possibility to select OpenStreetMap's maps in the maps app. Not only Nokia's Maps (i think)
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Could you provide a link to the relevant question on Together, so I can add it to the list. If it doesn't exist yet, please create one.

avdwoude ( 2014-04-22 12:12:21 +0300 )edit This explain more and more, but contains in the list this interesting point for OpenStreetMap.. :)

Claudio Maradonna ( 2014-04-22 14:40:11 +0300 )edit

Thanks for the link. I am not sure if a compound question with many issues is suitable to be placed on this list. There is after all not a single deadline that could be given for all these issues combined. What do you think?

avdwoude ( 2014-04-25 09:27:09 +0300 )edit

mmmh you're right. i'll create a single request as soon as possible :)

Claudio Maradonna ( 2014-04-26 10:17:30 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-03-20 11:17:30 +0300

niuran gravatar image

1.-Swipe like keyboard. 2.-Alow to share web pages, images, files,etc through android apps. 3.-Complete file explorer/manager with easy SD access and management. 4.-Folder play option in music player, with SD card access. 5.-Capacity of controlling more than nine apps in multitasking,at the same time, maybe scrolling at the sides. 6.-Security lock with pattern or gestures,not only numeric. 7.-Off line GPS navigation. (Maybe Here maps?) 8.-Voice control.(Open apps, dictation in keyboard, dialing...)

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Please create a seperate question on this if it doesn't exist already and provide a link that I can add to the list.

avdwoude ( 2014-03-22 12:50:00 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-03-24 16:10:41 +0300

Wizah gravatar image

Do something useful with the lock screen like adding events to it etc.

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Could you provide a link to the relevant question on Together?

avdwoude ( 2014-04-22 11:16:19 +0300 )edit

Thanks, I added it to the list.

avdwoude ( 2014-04-23 10:54:48 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-03-21 18:06:36 +0300

donaggio gravatar image

IMAP idle and checking for new emails in ALL (or, at least, in user selectable) IMAP folders.

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Has been added to the list.

avdwoude ( 2014-03-22 12:57:03 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-03-20 12:16:55 +0300

szopin gravatar image

LTE with circuit switch fall back support

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Do you have a link to a current question on the topic I could link to?

avdwoude ( 2014-03-22 12:49:12 +0300 )edit It mentions LTE generally, current implementation (possible through third party app Radio Switcher) does not allow sms/calls while LTE is on

szopin ( 2014-03-22 15:49:24 +0300 )edit

Thanks I've added it to the list.

avdwoude ( 2014-03-22 21:14:45 +0300 )edit

//UPDATE: If I understood this correct, CSFB should only be necessary for handover from LTE calls to GSM calls. For this first VoLTE has to be supported by Jolla. CSFB support should be added after this.

What you mean is VoLTE (Voice over LTE) which is currently introduced by many huge mobile network providers (speaking for Germany). The customers probably will get access to VoLTE in mid 2015.

So this would be a great feature for the Jolla phone!

More information can be found here:

Armadillo ( 2015-01-09 10:39:48 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-03-25 22:08:11 +0300

Claudio Maradonna gravatar image

I think:

  1. Possibility to add custom search engine in the browser (like DuckDuckGo, startpage, ixquick and so on)
  2. Add custom SSL certificates easily
  3. Simple text editor (very minimal XD)
  4. Add RAM usage in system info

Maybe stop here :)

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Could you provide links to the questions on Together for these issues? If they don't exist yet, please create them.

avdwoude ( 2014-04-22 12:11:15 +0300 )edit

Both are added to the list.

avdwoude ( 2014-04-23 10:50:21 +0300 )edit

@Claudioarch You can install the native app Lighthouse to see the RAM usage (get it from Jolla store).

gernode ( 2014-05-19 16:06:46 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-03-21 14:55:54 +0300

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I've added it to the list.

avdwoude ( 2014-03-22 12:53:15 +0300 )edit

but that works to some extent. My koss headphones works with the button. But never in the android environment. In fact, many hardware features doesn't work in the alien environment. Like direct wifi access fir tools like wifi analyzer, Bluetooth access for serial port (car diagnostic tools etc.). It feels crippled in android from that aspect.

Larswad ( 2015-01-21 09:54:22 +0300 )edit works for bluetooth FYI headsets with buttons in Android apps

DarkTuring ( 2016-11-23 21:45:10 +0300 )edit

SFOS provides the functionality, the buttons worked on the turing phone, its just the Jolla and Intex hardware thats lacking it.

DarkTuring ( 2017-01-02 18:47:38 +0300 )edit
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