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sailfish apps for android and ios [answered]

asked 2014-12-29 23:56:10 +0200

jii gravatar image

Since qt is a cross platform thing, why not make sailfish apps cross platform?

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Why should we bother because Sailfish is clearly the best OS and everyone will switch to it eventually ;) Edit: If you want real answer to why Sailfish apps ain't crossplatform, it is probably because the app developers didn't choose to port them to other platforms.

avhakola ( 2014-12-29 23:59:02 +0200 )edit

Only a temporary need before all have switched. I know nothing about app development and was thinking that with the current sailfish app development tools it may be difficult to port sailfish apps to other platforms? But if it is already made easy then it depends on app developers ofcourse.

jii ( 2014-12-30 00:27:10 +0200 )edit

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answered 2014-12-30 00:24:52 +0200

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updated 2014-12-30 10:37:17 +0200

Qt is cross platform, but Sailfish is using much more of the Linux stack than that. D-Bus comes to mind, which is not available on the Linux-castrate Android, and (of course) is even less available on iOS.

They could port Silica to Android/iOS, which could make certain apps more portable, but I guess those apps would not be allowed in the iOS app store. All in all it seems to me as a huge waste of time.

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Actually, it could help Sailfish. If ios and Android developers start developing in Qt/QML too, it would be easier to port these apps to Sailfish too.

sifartech ( 2014-12-30 02:46:56 +0200 )edit

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