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[Harbour/Store] Donate function [released]

asked 2013-12-29 12:49:25 +0300

slaveriq gravatar image

updated 2014-01-31 00:16:29 +0300

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It would be nice to have a donate function in the harbour so that you could donate what ever amount you want to a developer of an app you like.

You might also be able to "buy" an ambience with your donation. This would give users a higher incentive to donate and it would also get around strange donation laws in various countries. (see comments)

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The question has been closed for the following reason "released in a software update" by r0kk3rz
close date 2015-07-01 15:16:18.550860


I'll just add there are already stores/repositories having this feature, such as addons.mozilla.org, so it indeed appears to be a viable concept. :)

MartinK ( 2013-12-29 14:14:16 +0300 )edit

I can't even find any apps in the Harbour :/ The only harbour apps I have found have been as download links on twitter.

Wizah ( 2013-12-29 14:52:48 +0300 )edit

@JukkaH try swiping left (to move to the right screen of harbour). That's the sailfish way for tabs and in the right tab there are categories and All Apps

Artem ( 2013-12-29 15:17:18 +0300 )edit

Collecting donations like that is illegal in Finland, so such a function probably cannot be implemented.

ln ( 2014-01-01 02:42:44 +0300 )edit

so humble bundles are illegal in Finland?

slaveriq ( 2014-01-01 19:20:26 +0300 )edit

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answered 2015-01-21 03:28:09 +0300

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updated 2015-01-21 18:10:15 +0300

There is a new API for Flattr’s Collectors, that could be very useful here:


I guess that Jolla store (e.g. via its “like button“ or something else) could be a Collector via Flattr. There are already some apps who do this (e.g. GPodder) and the proposed changes seem to make this even easier for apps.

From all the micro-payment systems I have seen so far, it seems to be the most wide-spread and most promising one out there. It also seems they are moving in the right direction with their recent decisions (read the last few posts on their blog for more info).

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According to the Informations on https://sailfishos.org/developmentroadmap/ Flattr support for the Store is already implemented, but not yet released.

wanderer ( 2015-05-06 23:14:49 +0300 )edit

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