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asked 2014-11-27 18:24:17 +0200

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Please consider these additional goals

Goal 2Millions -- help coderus, nieldk, cepiperez and marxian develop for sailfish. Goal 2.25Milions -- partnership with Microsoft/Facebook to bring Skype/Whatsapp to sailfish. Goal 2.5Millions -- bigger and removable battery(slot in) for additional 30$

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The question has been closed for the following reason "question is not relevant or outdated" by molan
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I like Jolla's unique style and consistency, and I would like to see more apps designed by Jolla even though they wouldn't have all the bells and whistles of apps ported from other ecosystems! I don't think Microsoft or Facebook would have any respect for Jolla's uniqueness or willingness to improve it further!

jumpperi ( 2014-11-27 19:27:01 +0200 )edit

Goal inevitable: Make absolutely no effort regarding rotten protocols like Skype and Whatsapp.

Okw ( 2014-11-27 19:31:41 +0200 )edit

Please do NOT even consider partnership with M$/Facecrap. It would ruin privacy.

Sandoz ( 2014-11-27 20:02:07 +0200 )edit

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answered 2014-11-27 18:29:08 +0200

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updated 2014-11-27 18:37:45 +0200

Considering a partnership with MS to port Skype... If you mean building a native app, I don't believe that would ever happen. They even didn't do that for BlackBerry 10. And BB, although they are far away from the market share they had previously, has a completely different weight considering sales, ecosystem and customers.

And bigger/removable battery at 2.5M$, I think that won't happen anyway. I hope they find a way to upgrade the battery anyway at least slightly. We will see. At least they didn't rule it out completely yet.

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Skype may not be a Made For BlackBerry application, but MS packaged, tested it and released it in Blackberry World

pulsar ( 2014-11-27 19:29:37 +0200 )edit

Technically that is right. Although I would guess that BB did probably pay for part of that effort, which I guess is not possible for Jolla. For BB, this was a very important aspect considering their target group. If you want to do business with those phones, missing skype would really be a big minus. BB also paid some money for each app that was developed and certified until a certain deadline. There was just more punch in what they were able to do and how they were able to negotiate. I don't know how many Jolla phones have been sold, but I think Microsoft will not do much effort for 6k or let it be 12k tablet devices that will be made by Jolla. Especially considering that they have their own phone os etc... But well, we can see...

Edit: Oh, and due to the fact that it is not a native app, it is not integrating that well into the BB10 UI and system, it crashes from time to time, and it eats battery. For sure it is not in the main focus of development.

dac ( 2014-11-27 19:39:42 +0200 )edit

Skype is not a choice. It is a requirement for work sometimes, even if you would prefer not to use it.

pulsar ( 2014-11-27 20:46:46 +0200 )edit

Exactly. That is why I think BB did probably push that a lot and possibly even paid for it. I remember the discussions before BB10 came out...

dac ( 2014-11-27 21:58:04 +0200 )edit

Skype can be run through Android runtime just fine..

kylihars ( 2014-11-27 21:58:27 +0200 )edit

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