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posted 2014-11-13 19:11:39 +0300

The importance of fixing Alien Dalvik contacts visibility and the death of Mitakuulu

I hope Jolla realises how necessary a fix is, given the unfortunate issues with Mitakuulu and subsequent announcement that @coderus was dropping support until he finishes rewriting the application some time in the New Year. If users wish to use WhatsApp, as surely a majority or significant plurality do, they are now forced to use the Android app (WhatsApp or WhatsApp Plus).

I know there have been other threads about WhatsApp, and issues with contact visibility for Alien Dalvik, however think some acknowledgement from Jolla of the necessity of an immediate fix for the latter now that Mitakuulu is gone, and the ramifications of one not materialising is needed.

For me:

1.0.7 fixed this issue, as WhatsApp could see ALL my contacts (though connectivity barely worked at all, so was moot).

1.0.8 broke this as WhatsApp can only see SOME contacts.

1.1.0 completely broke this, as WhatsApp can no longer see ANY contacts.

If Update 10 doesn't fix this issue, I'll be forced to leave the Jolla a little before I wished to, and Sailfish entirely (as no Sailfish build with or without Android compatibility is available for my Sony Z3 yet).

I imagine others will be left with a similar decision ... however much we may dislike WhatsApp or Facebook, the former has become a personal and professional necessity for so many people. No doubt, in time, its necessity will wane like it did with FB, and viable competitors will emerge. However, as of right now, no WhatsApp really isn't an option for a lot of people.

If not fixed quickly, this could see an exodus from the Jolla, and until the new native WhatsApp client is finished, I suspect this pretty much kills the attractiveness of Sailfish ports to Android phones, as we still have no idea if Jolla will give the option of purchasing the ACL in the Jolla store when paid app support is finally added.

The importance of fixing Alien Dalvik contacts visibility and the death of Mitakuulu

I hope Jolla realises how necessary a fix is, given the unfortunate issues with Mitakuulu and subsequent announcement that @coderus was dropping support until he finishes rewriting the application some time in the New Year. If users wish to use WhatsApp, as surely a majority or significant plurality do, they are now forced to use the Android app (WhatsApp or WhatsApp Plus).

I know there have been other threads about WhatsApp, and issues with contact visibility for Alien Dalvik, however I think some acknowledgement from Jolla of the necessity of an immediate fix for the latter now that Mitakuulu is gone, and the ramifications of one not materialising materialising, is needed.

For me:

1.0.7 fixed this issue, as WhatsApp could see ALL my contacts (though connectivity barely worked at all, so was moot).

1.0.8 broke this as WhatsApp can only see SOME contacts.

1.1.0 completely broke this, as WhatsApp can no longer see ANY contacts.

If Update 10 doesn't fix this issue, I'll be forced to leave the Jolla a little before I wished to, and Sailfish entirely (as no Sailfish build with or without Android compatibility is available for my Sony Z3 yet).

I imagine others will be left with a similar decision ... however much we may dislike WhatsApp or Facebook, the former has become a personal and professional necessity for so many people. No doubt, in time, its necessity will wane like it did with FB, and viable competitors will emerge. However, as of right now, no WhatsApp really isn't an option for a lot of people.

If not fixed quickly, this could see an exodus from the Jolla, and until the new native WhatsApp client is finished, I suspect this pretty much kills the attractiveness of Sailfish ports to Android phones, as we still have no idea if Jolla will give the option of purchasing the ACL in the Jolla store when paid app support is finally added.

The importance of fixing Alien Dalvik contacts visibility and the death of Mitakuulu

I hope Jolla realises how necessary a fix is, given the unfortunate issues with Mitakuulu and subsequent announcement that @coderus was dropping support until he finishes rewriting the application some time in the New Year. If users wish to use WhatsApp, as surely a majority or significant plurality do, they are now forced to use the Android app (WhatsApp or WhatsApp Plus).

I know there have been other threads about WhatsApp, and issues with contact visibility for Alien Dalvik, however I think some acknowledgement from Jolla of the necessity of an immediate fix for the latter now that Mitakuulu is gone, and the ramifications of one not materialising, is needed.

For me:

1.0.7 fixed this issue, as WhatsApp could see ALL my contacts (though connectivity barely worked at all, so was moot).

1.0.8 broke this as WhatsApp can only see SOME contacts.

1.1.0 completely broke this, as WhatsApp can no longer see ANY contacts.

If Update 10 doesn't fix this issue, I'll be forced to leave the Jolla a little before I wished to, and Sailfish entirely (as no Sailfish build with or without Android compatibility is available for my Sony Z3 yet).

I imagine others will be left with a similar decision ... however much we may dislike WhatsApp or Facebook, the former has become a personal and professional necessity for so many people. No doubt, in time, its necessity will wane like it did with FB, and viable competitors will emerge. However, as of right now, no WhatsApp really isn't an option for a lot of people.

If not fixed quickly, this could see an exodus from the Jolla, and until the new native WhatsApp client is finished, I suspect this pretty much kills the attractiveness of Sailfish ports to Android phones, as we still have no idea if Jolla will give the option of purchasing the ACL in the Jolla store when paid app support is finally added.