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asked 2013-12-28 01:07:01 +0300

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Spotify wants us to vote at their site, please log in with your Spotify account and VOTE HERE

Native Spotify app to use the functionality of Sailfish cover features in home screen to change song from home screen and stop playback. Even better if cover features could be changed to own preferences.

EDIT: Vote here to make one native project reach it's goal. App developer worked at Spotify (interview)

EDIT 2018-07-22 Some Sailfish devs has started a new app development here.

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Posted some feedback also directly to Spotify if they are willing to make own native app for Sailfish, however whether they plan to release it someday is another matter...

TimTTK ( 2014-02-08 15:18:48 +0300 )edit

Please vote here on the Spotify forum to make our wish heard at the guys from Spotify.

BonoNL ( 2015-06-02 23:36:38 +0300 )edit

Luckily Cutespot works pretty well, I use it several days a week.

Is it expected that at some point the old API that Cutespot uses will be removed by Spotify?

juiceme ( 2017-10-30 07:29:13 +0300 )edit

Well Cutespot works well indeed, but there are some problems, when losing network connection for a short period I experienced it to crash.

Also the playlist sync gives problems.

See the Github from the dev for further info:

BonoNL ( 2017-10-30 22:38:12 +0300 )edit

Seeing how they treat their Windows 10 app (still can't play music with screen turned off on Windows tablets, seriously?), this seems like a pipe dream to me, but hey, we can dream, right? So I upvoted it anyway. libspotify is a mess, a "new API" was promised years ago and I doubt it will ever come. I guess the time for making your own clients for your favorite services has passed.

pisarz1958 ( 2017-10-30 23:04:58 +0300 )edit

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answered 2013-12-28 01:34:31 +0300

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[Work in Progress] CuteSpotify for Sailfish -> http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=91892 :)

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Let's hope we see it also very soon in Jolla Store!

TimTTK ( 2013-12-28 15:24:18 +0300 )edit
  1. Open your native Jolla browser. 2. Download Spotify & TuneIn Radio. 3. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen to access the downloaded APK files. 4. Push to install.
Sverrir Konungr ( 2013-12-30 17:44:50 +0300 )edit


the CuteSpotify works very nice. The queue list is the most missing feature but for the moment the app is running very smoothly and fast!

damourti ( 2014-01-08 17:20:37 +0300 )edit

yes, its working great!

t0mps0 ( 2014-01-14 22:22:14 +0300 )edit

Are there any news yet that is this available in Jolla Store?

TimTTK ( 2014-01-15 23:42:55 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-10-24 23:17:36 +0300

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updated 2015-10-15 18:02:40 +0300

To support the work towards an official, native version, please vote up at Spotify forum:


(login required to vote, login is possible either with your Spotify account or your FB account)

EDIT: Lift up for this useful comment by @BonoNL:

Thank you, we need at least 500 kudo's the get the first 5 pages so we have some work to do but it isn't impossible. Maybe @b0bben can point his employer at the "idea" as soon as we reach that amount. Showing a own version could also encourage his employer to react positive at a native Sailfish app.

EDIT2: Video from the developer @b0bben: Spotify for SailfishOS (2015). Client shown is not published at this point.


EDIT3: How about a few votes more folks? Show some <3 for the development! You never know who else might get interested after Spotify does. Let's just get this to the next level!

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Thank you, we need at least 500 kudo's the get the first 5 pages so we have some work to do but it isn't impossible. Maybe @b0bben can point his employer at the "idea" as soon as we reach that amount. Showing a own version could also encourage his employer to react positive at a native Sailfish app.

BonoNL ( 2014-10-25 00:10:37 +0300 )edit

Almost at 100 kudo's...

BonoNL ( 2014-10-25 21:50:27 +0300 )edit

At this moment at 165 kudos. With the tablet coming more people would likely to have acces to SailfishOS and maybe want to use Spotify. So let vote some more kudos at the Spotify forum here

BonoNL ( 2015-06-02 23:38:27 +0300 )edit

To add insult to injury I have a new video coming soon...been working hard last 2w :)

b0bben ( 2015-06-08 16:55:20 +0300 )edit

@b0bben you are a tease :P

Lend your jolla to your boss or something. He might like it and let you release the app.

ApB ( 2015-06-09 18:52:53 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-07-17 14:24:33 +0300

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This is an early (??) prototype that as far as i understand might never get released. But yeah. Its a native app made by some spotify engineers.


@stezz @marc Can you please use whatever powers you posses to get this in the Store. Pretty please with sugar and cherries on top. :P

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Hey, glad you all like my video :)

Anyways, me and another coworker love the platform and use our 10% hack-time at work to do a native client. Neither I nor the company are promising anything. This is still just an internal hack project. It may never be released to public.

I'll do my best to try to get this released in one way or another, but don't hold your breath. There are huge implications of releasing an official client, it has to be maintained properly, it has to have a minimum set of features etc, it has to be supported. It's a big investment for a small company like Spotify.

With that said, I really hope you guys and gals can try this out at some point in the future...I know I'll continue adding features to it ;)


b0bben ( 2014-07-18 15:49:12 +0300 )edit

Wow, great to hear it's in the works! I really hope it ends up in the store some day :)

matrixx ( 2014-08-03 12:52:16 +0300 )edit

Any news? It looks AWESOME! :)

andreibechet ( 2014-10-02 14:59:06 +0300 )edit

@b0bben this would be stupid awesome. I realize the implications of supporting yet another platform, but come on, there are literally dozens of us. Dozens!

Jokes aside, the one thing Sailfish needs to really take off as a platform is attention from some prominent app publishers. Hearing that you use, like and even develop for Sailfish in your capacity as a Spotify dev is super encouraging, and a native Spotify release for Sailfish would totally boost the platform. It would also give Spotify access to a new and exciting (and growing!) customer base. Looking forward to seeing what becomes of this.

aeneby ( 2014-10-06 23:30:09 +0300 )edit

@b0bben - The client doesn't need to be official as long as it gets the job done.

vattuvarg ( 2014-10-25 13:51:20 +0300 )edit
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